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Weather hampers opening weekend for men's tennis

Monday, September 10, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. -- After a trip to Georgia, the men’s tennis team walked away with added experience. 

Coach Andrew Harris believes the tournament, despite the weather, was a decent success.

“I think [the tournament] went pretty well,” Harris  said. “I would have liked to have gotten some more reps in and matches in. But unfortunately the weather was not very cooperative.”

On Friday, Stuart Tierney walked away with a win over Citadel’s Peter Bleach in a Division II singles out match. Oliver Strecker, John Troughner, Colby Shaw and David Salazar also participated. 

On Saturday, Strecker defeated Mercer’s Arnav Mohanty in a round of Division I singles consolation. Toughner also bested Georgia Southern’s Rafael Racy in Division II singles consolation. 

Sunday, both Colby Shaw and David Salazar won their division individual matches in singles consolidation. Streckler also participated in Division I singles consolation.

The team did not compete Monday, the final day of the tournament.

Harris noted Shaw’s performance in the tournament as something that impressed him.

The men’s team will now look ahead for the MTSU Fall Tournament, set to take place Sept. 21-Sept. 23 in Murfreesboro.

BOX SCORES

FRIDAY – SINGLES

 

Winner

Loser

Score

Johan Backstrom (Ole Miss)

Oliver Strecker

6-7, 6-4, 7-5

Marko Lovrinovic, (Va. Tech)

John Toughner

6-0, 6-3

Stuart Tierney

Peter Bleach (Citadel)

6-3, 6-3

Albert Codina Sala(Ga. Southern)

Colby Shaw

6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Sergio Mourelo (Liberty)

David Salazar

w/o

Matt Browne (Furman)

Stuart Tierney

7-6(4), 6-4

 

FRIDAY – DOUBLES

 

Winner

Loser s

Score

Daniel Sotomarino/Norbert Nemcsek (North Florida)

David Salazar/Colby Shaw

8-5

Michael Beiler/Collin Brown (FGCU)

Oliver Strecker/John Tougher

9-8(7)

 

SATURDAY – SINGLES

 

Winner

Loser

Score

Oliver Strecker

Arnav Mohanty (Mercer)

w/o

John Tougher

Rafael Racy (Ga. Southern)

2-6, 6-2, 1-0(8)

 

SUNDAY – SINGLES

 

Winner

Loser

Score

Austin Ansari (Clemson)

Oliver Strecker

3-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-6)

Colby Shaw

Vasily Eremeev (Tenn. Tech)

6-1, 7-6(12)

David Salazar

Stephen Crofford (UTC)

6-0, 6-4