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Quarterfinals set for 2010 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship
 

QUARTERFINALS SET FOR ITA NATIONAL MEN'S TEAM INDOORS
No. 1 USC, defending champion Virginia advance

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Quarterfinals have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2010 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Virginia at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship: First Round
#1 USC 4, #16 Fresno State 0
#8 Texas 4, #9 Stanford 0
#4 UCLA 4, #13 Kentucky 1
#5 Tennessee 4, #12 Illinois 0
#11 Florida 4, #6 Baylor 2
#3 Ohio State 4, #14 Louisville 2
#7 Georgia 4, #10 Mississippi 3
#2 Virginia 4, #15 Alabama 0

More on the Quarterfinalists:
#1 USC: Top-ranked USC made quick work of fellow California squad Fresno State in the first round, cruising to a swift 4-0 win over the No. 16 seeded Bulldogs. The win earned Southern California a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinals against eighth-ranked Texas. USC faced Texas last year at the ITA Team Indoors as well, with the Trojans notching a 4-1 upset over the then-No. 2 ranked Longhorns. USC jumped ahead early with a couple quick wins in doubles, highlighted by the pairing of Robert Farah/ Jason McNaughton who upended Fresno State's #20 ranked duo Leiby/Zapletal in an 8-3 decision to clinch the doubles point for the Trojans. Singles play gave way to all straight-set wins by the Trojans including Peter Lucassen clinching the victory for USC. Lucassen and Farah each ran their singles win streaks out to six straight with today's victories.
First Round Matchup: No. 1 USC def. No. 16 Fresno State, 4-0
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 1 USC vs. No. 8 Texas - 12:00 p.m. (ET)

#1 USC 4, #16 Fresno State 0
Doubles
1. Nyugen/Sundling (USC) vs. #36 Boutillier/DeVilliers (FSU) - 4-7, DNF
2. Farah/McNaughton (USC) def. #20 Leiby/Zapletal (FSU) - 8-3
3. Lucassen/Poldma (USC) def. Alapati/Veerepalli (FSU) - 8-3

Singles
1. #14 Robert Farah(USC) def. Mirko Zapletal (FSU) - 6-3, 6-3
2. #116 Jaak Poldma(USC) vs. Tejesvi Veerepalli (FSU) - 6-4, 4-1, DNF
3. Peter Lucassen(USC) def. Rikus DeVilliers (FSU) - 6-1, 7-5
4. #78 Daniel Nguyen(USC) vs. Remi Boutillier (FSU) - 6-3, 1-5, DNF
5. #47 Matt Kecki(USC) def. #83 David Ayoun (FSU) - 6-1, 6-1
6. #65 JT Sundling(USC) vs. Siddharth Alapati (FSU) - 6-4, 2-3, DNF

#2 Virginia: Tournament host and second-seeded Virginia began its quest for a third consecutive ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 4-0 opening round win over No. 16 Alabama. The Cavaliers will meet Georgia in a quarterfinal match Saturday night that will be a rematch of the 2009 ITA National Team Indoor final, won by the Cavaliers in Chicago. UVA (5-1) jumped out to a quick start with a dominating doubles performance as a brand new doubles lineup produced immediate results. At No. 1 doubles, Michael Shabaz and Drew Courtney cruised to an 8-1 win over Ricky Doverspike and Michael Davis. Virginia clinched the opening point at No. 2 doubles, where Houston Barrick and Jarmere Jenkins topped Saketh Myneni and Jarryd Botha 8-2. Virginia carried its momentum into singles where they recorded three straight set wins including Jenkins 6-2, 6-2 clinching victory for the Cavs.
First Round Matchup: No. 2 Virginia def. No. 15 Alabama, 4-0
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 7 Georgia - 6:30 p.m. (ET)

#2 Virginia 4, #15 Alabama 0
Doubles:
1. Courtney/Shabaz (UVa) def. Doverspike/Davis (Ala) 8-1
2. Barrick/Jenkins (UVa) def. Myneni/Botha (Ala) 8-2
3. Singh/Singer (UVa) led Chadwell/Thompson (Ala) 6-3 DNF

Singles:
1. #62 Syketh Myneni (Ala) led #3 Michael Shabaz (UVa) 6-3, 1-6, 2-1 DNF
2. #12 Sanam Singh (UVa) def. Ricky Doverspike (Ala) 6-2, 6-2
3. #16 Jarmere Jenkins (UVa) def. #123 Michael Thompson (Ala) 6-2, 6-2
4. #31 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. Jarryd Botha (Ala) 6-2, 6-2
5. #58 Houston Barrick (UVa) led Houssam Yassine (Ala) 7-5, 2-3 DNF
6. #28 Lee Singer (UVa) led Ian Chadwell (Ala) 6-3, 4-2 DNF

#3 Ohio State: Third-seeded Ohio State defeated No. 14 seeded Louisville, 4-2, in the first round to advance to their fourth-consecutive quarterfinal appearance at the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship and will take on No. 11 Florida tomorrow. Ohio State improves to 7-1 all-time against the Cardinals. Under 11th-year head coach Ty Tucker, the Buckeyes own a 9-8 record at the event with all nine victories captured in the past four years. With the team holding a close 3-2 advantage, Balazs Novak claimed the Buckeyes' victory at No. 5 singles after downing Alejandro Calligari in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. He improves to a team-high 13-3 overall with an 11-match winning streak. Juniors Matt Allare and Shuhei Uzawa, who won the ITA/USTA Summer Championships Doubles title, finished out doubles play to seal the point, battling in a super-tiebreaker against Austen Childs and Chidi Gabriel at No. 3. The Buckeye pair won 9-8 (12-10) and is 7-3 overall with a 2-0 mark at No. 3.
First Round Matchup: No. 3 Ohio State def. No. 14 Louisville, 4-0
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 3 Ohio State vs. Florida - 9:00 a.m. (ET)


#3 Ohio State 4, #14 Louisville 2
Doubles
1. Buchanan/Kronauge(OSU) def. Childs/Maksimcuk (UL) - 8-6
2. #33 Calligari/Hall (UL) def. Marcan/Novak(OSU) - 8-1
3. Allare/Uzawa(OSU) def. Childs/Gabriel (UL) - 9-8 (12-10)

Singles
1. #46 Austen Childs (UL) def. #103 Chase Buchanan(OSU) - 6-3, 6-3
2. Justin Kronauge(OSU) def. #84 Simon Childs (OSU) - 7-5, 6-2
3. Dino Marcan (OSU) def. #81 Andrew Carter (UL) - 6-3, 6-4
4. Viktor Maksimcuk (UL) def. #34 Shuhei Uzawa(OSU) - 6-3, 6-2
5. Balazs Novak(OSU) def. Alejandro Calligari (UL) - 6-4, 6-1
6. Matt Allare(OSU) vs. Robert Hall (UL) - 7-6 (7-2), 3-4, DNF

#4 UCLA: No. 4 UCLA took down the surging 13th-seeded Kentucky 4-1 in the opening round, advancing to face another hot team in No. 5 Tennessee in tomorrow's Quarterfinals. After splitting the first two doubles matches, #36 Matt Brooklyn and Kallim Stewart clinched the doubles point for the Bruins at No. 3 doubles. Brooklyn and Stewart also picked up singles wins along with No. 118 Nick Meister to wrap up Friday's play. After dropping the first set, Stewart posted two straight 6-3 sets to clinch the match for UCLA. Kentucky got its lone singles win at the No. 2 singles position from #39 Alex Musialek, the reigning SEC Player of the Week, who posted a 7-5, 6-3 victory over UCLA junior Holden Seguso.
First Round Matchup: No. 4 UCLA def. No. 13 Kentucky
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 5 Tennessee - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

#4 UCLA 4, #13 Kentucky 1
Doubles
1. #9 Quigley/Cox (UK) def. Abid/Seguso (UCLA) 9-7
2. Inbar/Meister (UCLA) def. Gonzalez/Lambropoulos (UK) 8-6
3. #36 Brooklyn/Stewart (UCLA) def. Rossi/Musialek (UK) 9-8

Singles
1. Haythem Abid (UCLA) led #8 Eric Quigley (UK) 4-6, 6-4, 3-2 DNF
2. #39 Alex Musialek (UK) def. Holden Seguso (UCLA) 7-5, 6-3
3. #118 Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Brad Cox (UK) 6-3, 6-4
4. Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) def. Anthony Rossi (UK) 7-5, 6-1
5. Alberto Gonzalez (UK) led #94 Amit Inbar 7-6 (9-7), 4-5 DNF
6. Kallim Stewart (UCLA) def. Graeme Dyce (UK) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

#5 Tennessee: The fifth-seeded Tennessee Volunteers faced 13th-ranked Illinois for the second time in less than a week with the same result: a victory. The match was close at times, but the Vols pulled away for a 4-0 win in the first round to advance to tomorrow's Quarterfinals versus fourth-seeded UCLA. Just five days earlier, the Vols (8-0) defeated Illinois 6-1 in Knoxville without Smith or senior Matt Brewer in the lineup. No. 2-ranked Smith, who won the ITA/D'Novo All-American singles and doubles titles in October, clinched the match in three sets at the No. 1 position over Dennis Nevolo. Smith and senior Davey Sandgren also secured the doubles point at the No. 1 spot. The Vols took a quick 1-0 lead on the doubles point and started out solidly in singles, winning five of the six first sets. Smith had lost in straight sets a year ago to Nevolo, but he came away the winner in the second meeting. Smith sent the Vols to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory. For Smith, the three-set match made for a good fitness test coming off the illness earlier in the week.
First Round Matchup: No. 5 Tennessee def. No. 12 Illinois, 4-0
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 5 Tennessee vs. No. 4 UCLA - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

#5 Tennessee 4, #12 Illinois 0
Doubles
1. D. Sandgren/Smith (UT) def. Nevolo/Hamui (UI) 8-6
2. Conkic/Williams (UT) def. Czerwinski/Hoh (UI) 8-2
3. Fago/T. Sandgren (UT) vs. Roth/Souza (UI) DNF

Singles
1. John-Patrick Smith (UT) def. Dennis Nevolo (UI) 6-4, 3-6. 6-3
2. Boris Conkic, (UT) def. Johnny Hamui (UI) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
3. Rhyne Williams (UT) led Marek Czerwinski (UI) 6-2, 4-6, 4-3 DNF
4. Stephen Hoh (UI) led Tennys Sandgren (UL) 7-6 (7-4), 5-5 DNF
5. Matt Brewer (UT), vs. Abe Souza (UI) 6-4, 4-6, 4-4 DNF
6. Matteo Fago (UT) def. Connor Roth (UI) 6-2, 7-5

#7 Georgia: In another classic battle between two SEC rivals ended with No. 7th-seed Georgia edging the No. 10 seed Ole Miss in a tough-fought 4-3 match. The Rebels won the doubles point to gain the early advantage with the team of Tucker Vorster and Jonas Lütjen finishing off an 8-6 win over the All-American duo of Nate Schnugg and Jamie Hunt at No. 1, to clinch the point. The match came down to No. 3 singles where freshman Jonas Lütjen battled senior Jamie Hunt. Lütjen gained the upper hand, winning the first set 7-5, but Hunt came back to take the second 6-3. He jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third, but Lütjen rallied and was serving to even the set, before he got broke. Hunt went on to win the final two games to clinch the 4-3 victory.
First Round Matchup: No. 7 Georgia def. No. 10 Mississippi, 4-3
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 2 Virginia - 6:30 p.m. (ET)

#7 Georgia 4, #10 Mississippi 3
Doubles
1. Vorster/Lütjen (OM) def. Schnugg/Hunt (UGA) 8-6
2. Thiemann/Thiemann (OM) def. Bernstein/Garrapiz (UGA) 8-4
3. Forberg Skogeng/Fowler (OM) vs. Vitulli/Seal (UGA) 7-6, DNF

Singles
1. Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. Marcel Thiemann (OM) 6-4, 6-3
2. #45 Javier Garrapiz (UGA) def. #49 Tucker Vorster (OM) 6-4, 6-3
3. Jamie Hunt (UGA) def. Jonas Lütjen (OM) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
4. Adrian Forberg Skogeng (OM) def. #60 Drake Bernstein (UGA) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
5. Bo Seal (UGA) def. Harry Fowler (OM) 6-3, 6-3
6. Chris Thiemann (OM) def. Christian Vitulli (UGA) 7-5, 6-4

#8 Texas:Eighth-seeded Texas (5-0) claimed a hard-fought doubles point and tacked on three straight-set singles wins as the Longhorns were able to exact revenge on No. 9 seed Stanford with a 4-0 sweep of the Cardinal. Texas' first win over Stanford since 1993 puts the Longhorns in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship for a third consecutive year. On Saturday, Texas will take on No. 1 USC, who defeated the Horns at the 2009 ITA National Team Indoor Championship and knocked off UT in the 2009 NCAA semifinals on its way to the NCAA title. With both teams claiming doubles victories, the point came down to Stanford's top-ranked duo of Ryan Thacher and Bradley Klahn versus No. 22-ranked Dimitar Kutrovskyand Josh Zavalaof Texas. The teams battled back and forth with Texas leading 7-6. Zavala proceeded to unleash a pair of service aces to put away the game and the match to deliver the doubles point to the Longhorns.
First Round Matchup: No. 8 Texas def. No. 9 Stanford, 4-0
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 8 Texas vs. No. 1 USC - 12:00 p.m. (ET)

#8 Texas 4, #9 Stanford 0
Doubles
1. #22 Kutrovsky/Zavala (UT) def. #1 Thacher/Klahn (SU) - 8-6
2. Clayton/Wire (SU) def. Corrie/Damico (UT) - 8-2
3. Andersen/Whitehead (UT) def. Kandath/Dennis Lin (SU) - 8-6

Singles
1. #5 Dimitar Kutrovsky(UT) vs. #54 Bradley Klahn (SU) - 7-6, 3-4, DNF
2. #9 Ed Corrie(UT) def. #37 Alex Clayton (SU) - 6-2, 6-4
3. Kellen Damico(UT) def. Ryan Thacher (SU) - 6-4, 6-4
4. Jean Andersen(UT) def. Richard Wire (SU) - 6-3, 6-2
5. #38 Josh Zavala(UT) vs. Matt Kandath (SU) - 6-3, 3-3, DNF
6. #104 Vasko Mladenov(UT) vs. Greg Hirshman (SU) - 6-7 (8), 1-4, DNF

#11 Florida: The 11th-seeded Florida Gators team posted a 4-2 first-round upset victory over No. 6 Baylor. Florida (5-1) avenged its lone loss of the season and posted the day's lone upset in exciting fashion, with three singles matches going to a third set and the doubles point coming down to a tiebreaker on the first court. The loss was Baylor's first of the season (5-1). With both teams claiming doubles victories, the point came down to 10th-ranked French duo of Antoine Benneteau and Alexandre Lacroix, who were able to pull out a 9-8 (3) win at first doubles to clinch the point for the Gators. After losing the first point of the tiebreaker, the UF duo rattled off six consecutive points and went on to clinch the doubles point for the Gators.
First Round Matchup: No. 11 Florida def. No. 6 Baylor, 4-2
Quarterfinal Matchup: No. 11 Florida vs. No. 3 Ohio State - 9:00 a.m. (ET)

#11 Florida 4, #6 Baylor 2
Doubles
1. #10 Benneteau/Lacroix (UF) vs. Maytin/Rux (BU) - 9-8 (3)
2. Bangoura/Burkhardt (UF) def. Horny/Lukacs (BU) - 8-5
3. #38 Bley/Bucko (BU) def. Cash/Van Overbeek (UF) - 8-6

Singles
1. #7 Alexandre Lacroix (UF) vs. Denes Lukacs (BU) - 7-5, 3-6, 1-2 (DNF)
2. #11 Jordan Rux (BU) def. Joey Burkhardt (UF) - 6-2, 7-5
3. Antoine Benneteau (UF) def. Attila Bucko (BU) - 6-2, 6-4
4. Dominik Mueller (BU) def. Bob Van Overbeek (UF) - 6-2, 6-1
5. Sekou Bangoura Jr. (UF) def. Roberto Maytin (BU) - 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
6. Nassim Slilam (UF) def. Maros Horny (BU) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

For complete results, visit www.itatennis.com. Play on Saturday begins at 9 am ET. at the Boar's Head Sports Club and admission is free.


 

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