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Men's Tennis Opens Fall Campaign at Cornell Invitational
--The UMBC menís tennis team opened the 2008-09 schedule by competing in the Conrcell Fall Invitational this weekend.
Senior Nick Savage-Pollock (Montreal, Quebec) and junior Fredi Voorman (Talinn, Estonia) each advanced to the semifinal round of the A singles flight. In addition, the duo combined to reach the same round in the A doubles flight, but were edged, 9-7 by Jeremy Feldman/Andy Gauthier of host Cornell.
With a pair of wins, junior Logan Bricker (
Cornell University Menís Fall Tennis Invitational
Fredi Voorman, UMBC def. Loe Mochizuki,
Nick Savage-Pollock, UMBC def. Jon Epstein, Stony Brook, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7); QF: def. Josh Goldstein, Cornell, 6-3, 6-4; SF: lost to Ivan Rummel*, Stony Brook, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
Joe Adewumi, UMBC lost to Conrad Olson, Middlebury, 6-3, 6-2.
Adewumi def. Mike Gordon, Lehigh, 8-2; lost to John Fife*, Cornell, 6-2, 4-6, (10-8)
Chris Meyer, UMBC, def. Richard Offott, Cornell, 4-2, ret.; lost to Andy Gauthier*, Cornell, 6-2, 6-2
Logan Bricker, UMBC, lost to Diego Valdenegro, St. Bona., 6-3, 6-2
John Dixon, UMBC lost to Chris Collins, Lehigh, 6-4, 6-2
B Singles Consolation
Jon Dixon lost to Ashish Bhandari, Cornell, 6-0, 6-1
Savage-Pollock/Voorman, UMBC def. J.T. Bolcar/Leland Richardson, Lehigh, 8-1; QF: def. J. Epstein/I. Rummel, Stony, 8-4; SF: lost to J. Feldman/A. Gauthier, Cornell, 9-7
Bricker/Dixon, UMBC def. Y. Fassi-Fehri/Mitch Wong, Stony, 9-8 (7); QF: def. C. Collins/J. Caminitti, Lehigh, 8-5; SF: lost to A. Bhandari/B. Yung, Cornell, 9-8 (5)