September 26, 2011

Men’s Tennis Runs the Table at GWU Fall Invitational

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Over the weekend, the USC Upstate men's tennis team posted a perfect record as it won every match it competed in at the Gardner-Webb Fall Invitational.

In doubles action Ramiro Blanco and Matthias Kidler claimed the 'Draw A' doubles crown after victories over Presbyterian College's Ed Snead and Nathan Crocker (8-5) and two wins against Wofford (def. Korhan Ates and Adam Knustsson, 8-1; def. James Daly and Zac Landy, 8-2).  Meanwhile, Gonzalo Blanco and Yvon Haessig claimed the 'Draw B' doubles title.

Ramiro Blanco claimed his second singles title of the fall as he won in straight sets over Tom Wood of Wofford (6-2, 6-4).  Blanco, who claimed the No. 1 Flight at GWU, also won the singles crown at the Upstate Fall Classic (Sept. 16-18).  In the No. 2 Flight, Matthias Kidler claimed the championship with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Wofford's Thomas Fanjoy.

Yvon Haessig claimed the No. 3 Flight with a 6-4, 6-1 finals victory over James Daly of Wofford.  The Spartan sweep was capped with another victory over Wofford as Gonzalo Blanco defeated George Handy, 6-1, 6-1.

The Spartans will return to action Saturday as they compete in the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla.

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