Men's Tennis Gets Past USC AikenFebruary 18, 2011
AIKEN, S.C. – The 24th ranked Anderson men’s tennis team outlasted No. 25 USC Aiken, 5-3, in non-conference play Friday afternoon at the USC Aiken Tennis Complex.
Anderson (3-2) swept the doubles action and took two matches on the singles’ side to defeat the Pacers, who fell to 2-2 on the season.
The Trojan tandem of Stan Atema and Daniel Gonzalez won their third consecutive outing, 8-6, past the No. 14-ranked Aiken duo of Gregory Andrade and Bruno Orlandini, while Deni Mehagic and Krystof Gulbinovic edged USC Aiken’s Ben Klaas and Josh Rees by an identical 8-6 count. Ilya Zakharov and Trey Halbauer teamed up to knock off Lucas Gobbi and Juan Guglielmeti, 9-7, at the No. 3 slot, giving AU a 3-0 lead heading into singles’ play.
Mehagic won his second match of the day with a 6-0, 6-1 win past Ben Klaas at No. 2, while Loic Ambrose improved to 4-1 on the season with a straight-set 7-6, 6-3 win over Josh Rees at No. 6.
Anderson is quickly back on the courts, as the Trojans travel to Division I opponent Gardner-Webb for their fourth match in as many days. First-serve versus the Runnin’ Bulldogs is slated 11 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
Anderson vs USC Aiken
Feb 18, 2011 at Aiken, SC
(USC Aiken Tennis Complex)
#24 Anderson 5, #25 USC Aiken 3
1. #38 Gregory Andrade (USCAM) def. Stan Atema (AUM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Deni Mehagic (AUM) def. Ben Klaas (USCAM) 6-0, 6-1
3. Bruno Orlandini (USCAM) def. Ilya Zakharov (AUM) 6-4, 6-4
4. Lucas Gobbi (USCAM) def. Daniel Gonzalez (AUM) 6-3, 7-6
5. Juan Guglielmeti (USCAM) vs. Trey Halbauer (AUM) unfinished
6. Loic Ambrose (AUM) def. Josh Rees (USCAM) 7-6, 6-3
1. Stan Atema/Daniel Gonzalez (AUM) def. #14 Gregory Andrade/Bruno Orlandini (USCAM) 8-6
2. Deni Mehagic/Krystof Gulbinovic (AUM) def. Ben Klaas/Josh Rees (USCAM) 8-6
3. Ilya Zakharov/Trey Halbauer (AUM) def. Lucas Gobbi/Juan Guglielmeti (USCAM) 9-7
Anderson 3-2; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #9
USC Aiken 2-2; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #10