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University of Kentucky/Charles Fluitt Invitational
September 27-29

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Day Three

Men's Tennis Concludes Stint at UK Invitational 9/29/02

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Junior Chad Harris and Jens Pilgram-Larsen led the Vanderbilt men's tennis team this weekend with undefeated records at the University of Kentucky/Charles Fluitt Invitational at the Hillary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

Harris concluded the weekend with a 4-0 record in the Ranked Flight division. Harris, who entered the Invitational ranked No. 38 nationally, defeated Matt Emery of Kentucky in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. For the weekend, he defeated three players ranked in the top 65. Pilgram-Larsen also went 4-0 on the weekend en route to the Flight B championship. On Sunday, he defeated Elliott Datlow of Kentucky in two tight sets, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

After winning his first three matches, junior Bobby Reynolds lost his final two matches in the Ranked Flight division. On Sunday morning, Reynolds, the No. 9-ranked collegiate player in the country, was defeated in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 to No. 67-ranked Catalin Gard of Mississippi. The night before, Reynolds fell to MTSU's Daniel Klemetz, who is ranked No. 10 nationally, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-0.

Sophomore Scott Brown lost his final match in the Ranked Flight draw to No. 36-ranked Karim Benmansour of Kentucky in three tight sets, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6. Junior Zach Dailey fell in the third-place match of the Flight A division to Mattias Westerberg, 6-4, 6-1.

The men's tennis returns to action on Friday, October 4, when it competes in the University of Louisville Invitational in Louisville, Ky. The Invitational runs through Sunday afternoon.

Day Two - Afternoon

Men's Tennis Continues its Success at UK Invitational 9/28/02

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Vanderbilt men's tennis team continues to have success at the University of Kentucky/Charles Fluitt Invitational, and this is evident by its results on Saturday morning.

Junior Bobby Reynolds, who is ranked No. 9 nationally, picked up his third-consecutive win of the Invitational, as he defeated Kentucky's Karim Benmansour in three tight sets, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-2. In the evening session, Reynolds will take on No. 10-ranked Daniel Klemetz of Middle Tennessee State.

Sophomore Matthew Lockin moved to 2-1 in the Ranked Flight division, as he defeated Victor Romero in Tulane in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2. Lockin will take on Kentucky's Matt Emery in tonight's evening session.

In Flight A action, juniors Zach Dailey and Lewis Smith both picked up wins for Vanderbilt head coach Ken Flach. Dailey had an easy time with MTSU's Trevor, as he won 6-2, 6-2. Smith rebounded with an opening round loss by defeating Marek Pawelec of Mississippi State, 6-1, 7-5. Senior Josh Tarkoff was not as fortunate this morning, as he lost to Mattias Westerberg of Tulane in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Junior Jens Pilgram-Larsen stayed undefeated in Flight B action, as he defeated Jake Kirts of Louisville, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Day One - Evening

Men's Tennis Concludes Day One at UK Invitational
9/27/02

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Vanderbilt men's tennis team wrapped up action on day one of action at the University of Kentucky/Charles Fluitt Invitational on Friday evening at the Hillary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Courts.

The Ranked Flight draw was the only division to see action on Friday evening. Junior Bobby Reynolds picked up another win over a nationally-ranked opponent, as he easily defeated No. 30-ranked Maxim Belski of Alabama, 6-3, 6-2. Reynolds will take on No. 36-ranked Karim Banmansour of Kentucky in first match on Saturday morning. he will play two matches on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Junior Chad Harris also earned another big win on Friday, as he defeated No. 17-ranked Michael Kogan of Tulane in three grueling sets, 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-4. Harris returns to the court on Saturday when he takes on No. 65-ranked Evan Austin of Kentucky.

Sophomores Matthew Lockin and Scott Brown both lost in their second matches on Friday. Lockin fell No. 67-ranked Catalin Gard of Mississippi in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, while Brown dropped his second-straight match falling to Claes Lindholm of Mississippi, 6-4, 6-4.

Besides these four players being back in action tomorrow, senior Josh Tarkoff, juniors Zach Dailey, Lewis Smith and Jens Pilgram-Larsen will also be in action in their respective divisions.

Day One - Afternoon

Men’s Tennis Off to Strong Start at UK Invitational 9/27/02

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team picked up six singles wins in eight matches in the opening round of the University of Kentucky/Charles Fluitt Invitational at the Hillary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex.

Junior Bobby Reynolds, who entered today’s match ranked No. 9 nationally, kicked off the season with a win over No. 17-ranked Michael Kogan of Tulane, 6-1, 7-6 (5) in the Ranked Flight division. Reynolds will have another challenging match this evening when he takes on No. 30-ranked Maxim Belski of Alabama.

Junior Chad Harris and sophomore Matthew Lockin also picked up wins the same division. Harris, the No. 38-ranked collegiate player in the nation, defeated No. 39-ranked Victor Romero of Tulane in two tight sets, 7-6 (9), 6-4. Harris will now have the opportunity to take on Kogan Friday evening. Lockin earned a solid victory of Kentucky’s Rahim Esmail, as he also won in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Sophomore Scott Brown was just edged out in Ranked Flight match this morning, as he lost 7-5, 7-5 to No. 69-ranked Paul Ciorascu.

In Flight A action, senior Josh Tarkoff and junior Zach Dailey advanced in the winners bracket, while junior Lewis Smith dropped his opening round match. Tarkoff cruised to a 6-0, 6-4 win over Eastern Kentucky’s John Kellert, while Dailey also had a pretty easy time in defeating Harry Walsh of Louisville, 6-1, 6-4. Tarkoff will take on Mattias Westerberg of Tulane, while Dailey takes on MTSU’s Trevor Short tonight. Smith will fall back into the consolation bracket to take on Marek Pawelec of Mississippi State.

Finally, junior Jens Pilgram-Larsen was successful in his opening Flight B singles match, as he cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ian Smith of Mississippi State.

Second round matches will kick off at 6 p.m. (EST) at the Hillary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex.

 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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