Terps Win a Pair of Doubles Titles
Oct. 15, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Maryland men's tennis team captured two doubles titles on the opening day of the UVa Fall Classic Friday. Rain delayed the start of the singles competition which will begin Saturday.
"It was a good day for our doubles, as we were able to put in some of the formations we have been practicing into tournament competition," said head coach Kyle Spencer. "The highlight of the day was Jesse [Kiuru] and Tommy [Laine] claiming another title for the Terps this fall season."
Juniors Jesse Kiuru and Tommy Laine opened the red doubles draw as the top seed and earned a bye into the semifinals. Radford's Igor Ogrizek and Stijn Meulemans faced Kiuru and Laine in the semifinal round. Kiuru and Laine defeated Radford's pairing in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-3). In the finals, Kiuru and Laine were victorious over Ryan Pool and Florent Sentenac of James Madison.
In the gold bracket, junior Sergio Wyss and sophomore Jan Surovic defeated VCU's Alejandro Argente and Filip Svensson in the round of eight, 8-6. In the semifinals, the Terrapin pair beat Hugo Ramadier and Greg Vladimirsky of James Madison, 8-5, before earning an 8-6 win over William & Mary's Jamie Whiteford and Ben Guthrie in the final.
Senior Mathias Sarrazin and junior David Nguyen lost to Penn State's Bryan Welnetz and Russell Bader in the opening round of the black draw. However, the duo bounced back to win the consolation bracket with an 8-3 victory over Old Dominion's Krzysztof Muzalewski and Albert Ochagavia.
Maryland begins singles play at 9 a.m. Saturday.