Sept. 14, 2013
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -
NIU's men's tennis team is back in action. This weekend, the Huskies headed to the River Forest Tennis Club to participate in the River Forest Invitational. Matches began on Friday morning, and each member of NIU won their first match, including both doubles teams.
Two tennis players from NIU have the opportunity to win their flights, including Matt Lynch and Jovan Zeljkovic. The doubles teams of Fred Cadieux/Simon Formont and Dor Amir/Axel Lagerlof have also yet to be eliminated from the main brackets in the doubles flights.
"We found out just how far away we are from where we want to be," said Head Coach Patrick Fisher. "I know this is just the first tournament of the year for us, but as a team, we need to play smarter and not beat ourselves. On the positive side of things, we are capable of winning four of the nine flights."
Day two went underway earlier today, September 14. By the end of today, all flights will be decided.
Day 1 Results:
Dor Amir def. Ji Hoon Heo (MSU): 6-4, 6-1.
Pulok Bhattacharaya (Butler) def. Amir: 6-4, 6-1.
Amir will face James Li (UIC) for third place.
Axel Lagerlof def. joe Flanagan (SLU): 6-4 6-4.
Marko Lovrinovic (Belmont) def. Lagerlof 6-3 6-1.
Lagerlof will face Austin Woldmoe (Butler) for third place.
Fred Cadieux def. Ismail Zeechan (YSU): 6-0, 6-1.
Giovanni Samaha (MSU) def. Cadieux: 1-6, 6-3, 12-10.
Cadieux will face Cedric Dujacquier (Belmont) for third place.
Jovan Zeljkovic def. Henrik claesson (Belmont): 6-4, 6-4.
Zeljkovic def. Maurico Feoli(UIC): 6-1, 6-4.
Zeljkovic will face Sam O'Neill (butler) in final
Matt Lynch def. Nick Mercer (MSU): 6-4, 6-1.
Lynch def. Max Schmerin (YSU): 4-6, 6-4, 10-0.
Lynch will face Dave Bacalla (Valparaiso) in final.
Carlos Mansanas def. def. Hans Nardelli (Belmont): 6-2, 6-2.
Kyle Dunn (Valparaiso) def. Mansanas: 6-3, 7-5.
Mansanas will face Tommy Marx for third place
Simon Formont def. Charlie Emhardt (Valparaiso): 8-5.
Alex Woldmoe (Butler) def. Formont: 6-2, 6-2.
Formont will face brian hickey (Valparaiso) for third place.
Lagerlof/Amir def Heo/Swindells (MSU): 9-7.
The team will face Antun/Lorinovic (Belmont) in semi-final.
Formont/Cadieux def. Ismail/Mistreanu (YSU): 8-5.
The team will face honert/schorsch (Valparaiso) in semi-final.