Oct. 6, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The men's tennis team got much-needed match play under its belt for the fall season and added five wins along the way on the second day of play at the Tom Fallon Invitational. The Crimson Tide played in a combined 16 matches throughout the day, taking on opponents from Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Illinois and Notre Dame.
In doubles, Alabama got wins from three of its pairs as Daniil Proskura and David Vieyra posted an 8-6 victory over the Fighting Irish's Michael Moore and Nicholas Montoya, while Tide teammates Rens van der Vis and Philippe Tsangarides cruised to an 8-2 win over the Spartans' Doug Zade and John Patrick Mullane. Jarryd Botha and Becker O'Shaughnessey also collected a doubles victory with an 8-5 win over Michigan State's Denis Bogatov and Harry Jadun. Three of Alabama's remaining five doubles contests were decided by two points.
In singles, Botha picked up his first win of the season against a nationally-ranked opponent, topping the Wolverines' Vlad Stefan, ranked 53rd, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0. Rens van der Vis also came away with a win in singles, beating Northern Illinois' Maxim Lagutin, 6-1, 6-2. Similar to doubles, four of Alabama's additional six matches in singles were all extremely close as each set was 6-4 or closer, while three matches were decided in three sets.
The tournament resumes on Sunday morning at the Courtney Tennis Center and the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
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Andrews/Talmadge (ND) def. Botha/O'Shaughnessey (UA) 9-7
Botha/O'Shaughnessey (UA) def. Bogatov/Jadun (MSU) 8-5
Fredericka/Barnard (ND) def. Kenyon/Barnard (UA) 8-3
McCoy/Monaghan (ND) def. van der Vis/Tsangarides (UA) 8-1
Proskura/Vieyra (UA) def. Moore/Montoya (ND) 8-6
Amir/Zelkovic (NIU) def. Barnard/Kenyon (UA) 9-7
Stefan/Zhu (UM) def. Vieyra/Proskura (UA) 8-6
van der Vis/Tsangarides (UA) def. Zade/Mullane (MSU) 8-2
Alex Petrone (UM) def. Becker O'Shaughnessey (UA) 7-6, 6-4
Michael Zhu (UM) def. Daniil Proskura (UA) 4-6, 7-6, 1-0
Jarryd Botha (UA) def. No. 53 Vlad Stefan (UM) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0
Barrett Franks (UM) def. Philippe Tsangarides (UA) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0
Alex Buzzi (UM) def. David Vieyra (UA) 6-0, 6-3
Rens van der Vis (UA) d. Maxim Lagutin (NIU) 6-1, 6-2
Michael Fredericka (ND) d. Harris Richmond (UA), 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(8)
Nicolas Montoya (ND) d. Stuart Kenyon (UA), 7-5, 7-5