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Idaho tennis finishes strong at GU & EWU tourney

EWU's Nico Riego de Dios advanced to the semifinal round in singles play (Photo: EWU Athletics) EWU's Nico Riego de Dios advanced to the semifinal round in singles play (Photo: EWU Athletics)

by Univ. of Idaho Athletics
Results: Univ of Idaho, EWU

SPOKANE, Wash. - The University of Idaho men's tennis team continued its strong weekend by winning the Singles Title Monday and the Doubles Title Sunday at the GU & EWU '09 Fall Invitational.

Lachlan Reed and Alex Joitoiu teamed to defeat Borkowski/Kuschke of Montana for the Doubles title, 8-4. The pair then met in the Singles Final after Reed defeated Idaho's Alan Shin 6-4, 6-2 and Joitoiu defeated De Dios of Eastern Washington 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinal round.

The pair looked evenly matched as Reed took set one 6-4 and Joitoiu won set two by the same score. The tiebreaking set then went to 10-6 as Joitoiu came out on top to win the title.

"I have been very impressed with Alex's focus and level this fall," Idaho Director of Tennis Jeff Beaman said. "It is very tough to play a teammate in a fall event. Both players played at a high level this past weekend and with them being doubles partners in addition to teammates it would have been nice to just have co-champions. Hopefully they fall on opposite sides of the draw again next weekend."

In other action, the doubles team of Stanislav Glukhov and Abid Akbar fell to the Borkowski/Kuschke team in the semifinal round.

"This weekend was a great start to the year," Beaman said of the team's performance. "The other teams that brought players to this tournament were teams we will face in team matches in the spring so to have four of the eight quarter finalists in singles, and then both finalists, shows we are definitely one of the stronger teams in this region of the country.

"I also was impressed with the mental toughness of several of our players. For them to pull out tough three-set wins in the first competition of the year shows something that last year's team struggled with at times," Beaman said.

The men's tennis team continues its fall schedule at the Boise State Fall Tournament Oct. 9-11.

"Going into this weekend and the Boise State Fall Invitational there are going to be 14 teams sending players, including several nationally ranked programs. I looking forward to seeing how we match up," Beaman said.

Singles Round of 64
Flavio Malagutti (EWU) def. Jeff Cero (Portland State), 6-3, 6-4
Mark Shkretbtan (Seattle) def. Tarun Kishan (EWU), 7-6, 6-2
Chad Henninger (EWU) def. Zach Williams (Seattle), 6-2, 6-2
Fernando Mussolini (EWU) def. David Cysneiros (Montana), 6-1, 4-6, (10-5)
Kevin Anderson (EWU) def. Zach Lubek (Portland State), 6-1, 6-1

Singles Round of 32
Stefan Simikic (EWU) def. Oliver Sindayigama (LCSC), 6-0, 7-6
Julian Sanchez (EWU) def. Benjamin Robert (LCSC), 7-5, 6-4
Alex Joitoiu (Idaho) def. Chad Henninger (EWU), 6-4, 6-2
Alex VanDerschelden (Portland State) def. Fernando Mussolini (EWU), 7-5, 6-3
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Abid Akbar (Idaho), 7-6, 6-1
Kevin Anderson (EWU) def. Conor Feeney (Gonzaga), 6-4, 6-1

Singles Round of 16
Lachlan Reed (Idaho) def. Stefan Simikic (EWU), 6-3, 6-4
Julian Sanchez (EWU) def. Roman Dojcak (Gonzaga), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Kevin Anderson (EWU), 6-3, 6-2

Singles Quarterfinals
Alan Shin (Idaho) def. Julian Sanchez (EWU), 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Stanislav Glukhov (Idaho), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Singles Semifinals
Alex Joitoiu (Idaho) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Lachlan Reed (UI) def. Alan Shin (UI) 6-4, 6-2

Singles Finals
Alex Joitoiu (UI) def. Lachlan Reed (UI) 4-6, 6-4, (10-6)

Doubles Round of 32
Kevin Anderson/Chad Henninger (EWU) def. Jake Knox/Alan Shin (Idaho), 8-6
Tarun Kishan/Fernando Mussolini (EWU) def. Benjamin Robert/Sam Tozer (Lewis-Clark State), 9-7

Doubles Round of 16
David Cysneiros/Raydner Ramos (Montana) def. Flavio Malagutti/Julian Sanchez (EWU), 8-2
Kyle Erickson/Chris Rice (Portland State) def. Kevin Anderson/Chad Henninger (EWU), 8-4
Nico Riego de Dios/Stefan Simikic (EWU) def. Alex Montgomery/Jordan Prince (Seattle), 8-5
Mikolaj Borkowski/Carl Kuschke (Montana) def. Tarun Kishan/Fernando Mussolini (EWU), 8-3

Doubles Quarterfinals
Abid Akbar/Stanislav Glukhov (Idaho) def. Nico Riego de Dios/Stefan Simikic (EWU), 9-7

Doubles Semifinal Round
Joitoiu/Reed (UI) def. Erickson/Rice (PSU) 8-6
Borkowski/Kuschke (UM) def. Akbar/Glukhov (UI) 8-5

Doubles Final
Joitoiu/Reed (UI) def. Borkowski/Kuschke (UM) 8-4

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