Oct. 4, 2009
NORFOLK, Va. -- The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team went 16-8 and Ernesto Ramos won the singles A-2 flight this weekend (Oct. 2-4) at the Old Dominion Collegiate Invitational in Norfolk, Va.
Ramos plowed through four rounds to win the flight A-2. In the first round of play Ramos defeated Calle Lundquist of NJIT, 6-4; 7-5. He then went on to beat Tristan Stayt of Liberty, 7-5, 6-7, 1-0 (6) and Mike Smith of James Madison 6-7 (5), 6-2, 1-0 (2). In the final round, Ramos defeated Gokay Celik of Delaware, 6-3, 6-2.
In the singles flight A-1 Matt Gordon def. William Mary's Ilja Orra 7-6(5); 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals. Gordon then took on Slim Tuss of conference foe Liberty and came out on top 6-3, 7-6 (11). In the semifinals, Gordon defeated Filip Svensson of VCU, 0-6, 6-4; 1-0 (6) to move on to the finals. He then was defeated by Jamie Whiteford of William & Mary, 6-4, 6-4.
Also in participating in the flight A-1, Dmitry Vlaskin was defeated in a hard-fought battle by Kriztian Krocsko of VCU, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 1-0 (3).
In the Singles Flight B-1 Alex Funkhouser made his way beating one Hofstra, Campbell and James Madison player before losing to William & Mary's Richard Wardell in the finals 7-6 (5), 6-4. Wardell also beat Plamen Tzvetkov in the first round of the flight, 6-2, 6-3.
In Flight B-2 of singles play, Dorian Sovic would make it through the first round, but lost in the quarterfinals to Greg Vladimirsky of James Madison.
In the singles field, the Chanticleers were successful posting a 13-5 singles record and in two doubles draws the Chanticleers went 3-3.
In the Men's doubles A-flight Tzvetkov/Vlaskin def. Juan Ortiz/ Mauricio Ortiz of Morgan State, 8-2, but lost in the quarterfinals to VCU's Kriztian Krosko/Filip Svensson, 8-2.
The doubles team of Gordon and Ramos lost in the first round to William & Mary's Illja Orre and Jamie Whiteford 9-7. In the Flight B of the doubles tournament, Funkhouse and Sovic won in the first round of play, but lost to Varun Pandit/ Richard Wardell of William & Mary, 8-5 in the quarterfinals.
The Chanticleers will end their tournament play next weekend in the ITA Regional Tournament at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Round 16- Matt Gordon (Coastal) def. Illja Orre (William & Mary) 7-6(5); 6-3
Kriztian Krocsko (VCU) def. Dmitry Vlaskin 6-7 (6); 6-4; 1-0 (3)
Quarterfinals- Matt Gordon (Coastal) def. Siim Tuss (Liberty) 6-3; 7-6 (11)
Semifinals- Matt Gordon (Coastal) def. Filip Svensson (VCU) 0-6; 6-4; 1-0 (6)
Finals- Jamie Whiteford (William & Mary) def. Matt Gordon (Coastal) 6-4; 6-4
Round 1- Dmitry Vlaskin (Coastal) def. Chris Brown (Howard) 9-8 (6)
Round 16- Ernesto Ramos (Coastal) def. Calle Lundquist (NJIT) 6-4, 7-5
Quarterfinals- Ernesto Ramos (Coastal) def. Tristan Stayt (Liberty) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (6)
Semifinals- Ernesto Ramos (Coastal) def. Mike Smith (James Madison) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 1-0 (2)
Finals- Ernesto Ramos (Coastal) def. Gokay Celik (Delaware) 6-3, 6-2
Round 16- Alex Funkhouser (Coastal) def. Matt Wacks (Hofstra) 6-3; 6-1
Richard Wardell (William & Mary) def. Plamen Tzvetkov (Coastal)
Quarterfinals- Alex Funkhouser (Coastal) def. Tommi Nissinen (James Madison) 7-5; 6-3
Semifinals- Alex Funkhouser (Coastal) def. Beto Mondini (Campbell) 6-2; 6-1
Finals- Richard Wardell (William & Mary) def. Alex Funkhouser (Coastal) 7-6 (5); 6-4
Consolation- 1st Round Plamen Tzvetkov (Coastal) def. Juan Ortiz (Morgan State) 8-3
Round 16- Dorian Sovic def. Ben Marks 1-6; 6-1; 1-0 (2)
Quarterfinals- Greg Vladimirsky def. Dorian Sovic 6-1; 6-7 (4); 1-0 (3)
Round 16- Plamen Tzvetkov/Dmitry Vlaskin (Coastal) def. Juan Ortiz/Mauricio Ortiz (Morgan State) 8-2
Illja Orre/Jamie Whiteford def. Matt Gordon/Ernesto Ramos (Coastal), 8-7
Quarterfinals- Kriztian Krocsko/Filip Svensson def. Plamen Tzvetkov/Dmitry Vlaskin (Coastal) 8-2
Round 16- Alex Funkhouser/Dorian Sovic (Coastal) def. Clavera/Mondini
Quarterfinals- Varun Pandit/Richard Wardell (William & Mary) def. Alex Funkhouser/Dorian Sovic 8-5