LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News Release) – The University of Louisville men’s tennis team picked up 16 wins on day one of the Louisville Fall Invitational Friday.
“This was a really nice start for the team today,” said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. “It was nice to see the boys really supporting each other and continuing to build our brand. I am especially proud of Amaury Derognat who gutted out two long matches.
The Cardinals opened the tournament with three doubles wins. In the ‘A’ division, sophomore Van Damrongsri and freshman Colton Buffington defeated Murray State’s Tyler Jeffers and Nik Mitric 8-2 while sophomore Chris Simich and freshman Alex Gornet topped Murray State’s Adam Taylor and Joao Camara 8-2. In flight ‘B’ doubles, junior Amaury Derognat and freshman Jeffrey Brown teamed to beat Eastern Kentucky’s Joao Maio and Florian Graskamp 8-1.
In Flight ‘A’ singles, junior Amaury Derognat, sophomore Chris Simich and freshman Alex Gornet each picked up two wins reached the main draw quarterfinals while sophomore Van Damrongsri and freshman Jeffrey Brown also posted two wins to advance to the Flight ‘B’ quarterfinals. Freshman Gonzalo Garcia will compete in Saturday’s Flight ‘C’ semifinals.
The Louisville Fall Invitational will continue Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Louisville Men’s Tennis at Louisville Fall Invitational
Buffington/Damrongsri (UL) d. Tyler Jeffers/Nik Mitric (MS) 8-2
Simich/Gornet (UL) d. Adam Taylor/Joao Camara (MS) 8-2
Derognat/Brown d. Joao Maio/Florian Graskamp (EKU) 8-1
Jacob Carey/Piotr Kruk (BS) d. Kuhn Garcia (UL) 8-2
Chris Simich (UL) d. Sim Barvell (West Alabama) 6-0, 6-0
Simich d. Viswesh Sinha (Bluefield State)
Amaury Derognat (UL) d. Jacob Carey (Bluefield State) 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-2
Derognat d. Silvin Mistreanu (Youngstown State) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Alex Gornet (UL) d. Tyler Jefers (Murray State) 6-3, 6-2
Gornet d. Aleksas Tverijonas (Austin Peay) 6-3, 6-1
Sebastian Hagn (Youngstown St.) d. Colton Buffington (UL) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Buffington d. Nick Mercer (Morehead) 6-3, 6-3
Van Damrongsri (UL) d. Max Schmerin (Youngstown State) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
Damrongsri d. Joao Camara (MS) 6-0, 6-2
Jeffrey Brown (UL) d. Vasily Eremeev (Tennessee Tech) 7-5, 6-3
Brown d. Conner Pickering (Bluefield State) 6-3, 6-2
Jonathan Kuhn (UL) d. Zeeshan Ismail (Youngstown State) 6-1, 6-4
Adam Drysdale (West Alabama) d. Kuhn 6-2, 6-4
Gonzalo Garcia (UL) d. Felipe Rosa (Youngstown State)