Men's Tennis Falls to Penn State

March 7, 2012

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The UCF men's tennis team fell to Penn State, 5-2, Wednesday afternoon at the UCF Tennis Complex. Penn State won the doubles point and then claimed four of six singles contests.

The Nittany Lions recorded their sixth-consecutive win and improved to 9-2 with the victory.

The contest was the third of an eight-match homestand for the Knights (4-7).

Penn State won at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles spots to begin the match, but the Knights were victorious at No. 3 where Juan Bolona and Matthew Gladstone topped Chris Young and C.J. Griffin.

In singles, the Knights picked up wins at No. 2 and No. 6. Facing Griffin at No. 6, Joe Delinks eased to a 6-2, 6-1 victory. Erik Brunskog was victorious at No. 2, holding off Thomas Hanzlink (6-7, 7-5, 10-6).

"It was a tough battle," UCF head coach Bobby Cashman said. "We had some chances, but didn't capitalize."

UCF will return to action Sunday, hosting Army at 11 a.m.

Penn State 5, UCF 2

Singles competition
1. Jason Lee (PSU) def. Jorge Blasco (UCF) 6-4, 6-3
2. Erik Brunskog (UCF) def. Thomas Hanzlik (PSU) 6-7, 7-5, 10-6
3. Russell Bader (PSU) def. Mitch Thams (UCF) 6-2, 6-3
4. Taylor Cohen (PSU) def. Mario Samson (UCF) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
5. Bryan Welnetz (PSU) def. Juan Bolona (UCF) 6-4, 7-5
6. Joe Delinks (UCF) def. C.J. Griffin (PSU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Jason Lee/Russell Bader (PSU) def. Eugene Dolgovykh/Joe Delinks (UCF) 8-6
2. Taylor Cohen/Bryan Welnetz (PSU) def. Erik Brunskog/Mitch Thams (UCF) 8-5
3. Juan Bolona/Matthew Gladstone (UCF) def. Chris Young/C.J. Griffin (PSU) 8-6