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Hokies Bring Home Trophies from Nike/Illini Men's Tennis Invitational
Bruner, Lauland and Kadiri are Winners at Three-Day Event
October 1, 2000

CHAMPAGNE, Ill. -- Hokies won championships in two singles matches and a No. 3 doubles spot, Sunday at the three-day Nike/Illini Fall Men's Tennis Invitational in Champagne, Ill. At the No. 4 spot, Jay Bruner (Richmond, Va.) defeated Jamal Parker of Illinois, 6-2, 6-3. Playing at No. 5, Hokie freshman Andreas Lauland (Odense, Denmark) defeated Ryan Maarschalk of Western Michigan, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles partners Lauland and Saber Kadiri (Algiers, Algeria) won over Ciaran Foley and Matt Meyer of Louisville, 8-5.

The University of Illinois hosted the Fall Invitational, which included Virginia Tech, Ball State, Indiana State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Western Michigan and an Illinois split squad.

On Saturday, Michael Kurz (Stuttgart, Germany), Lauland and Kadiri won their singles matches against Indiana State, while Davor Dupljak (Karlovac, Croatia), Francis Hout (Quebec City, Canada) and Bruner suffered losses. Hout, Bruner, Lauland and Kadiri also won singles matches against Illinois Blue, while Dupljak and Kurz lost. Gerard Baynham (Arlington, Va.) and Lauland teamed up at the No. 3 spot for Tech's only doubles win on Saturday against Illinois Blue. After two days of pool play, the tournament concluded Sunday with a playoff-style format.

The Tech men see action again Oct. 6-9, at the ECAC Championships in Boston, Mass.

Complete Invitational results can be found at www.fightingillini.com
Nike/Illini Men's Tennis Invitational
VIRGINIA TECH DAY 2 RESULTS
VT vs. Indiana State (singles)
1  Jonas Piibor (ISU) def. Davor Dupljak (VT)            6-3, 7-5
2  Verdan Vidovic (ISU) def. Francis Hout (VT)           6-1, 6-3
3  Michael Kurz (VT) def. Stefan Hirn (ISU)              4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4  Lovre Brajkovic (ISU) def. Jay Bruner (VT)            6-2, 6-3
5  Andreas Lauland (VT) def. Dalibor Mihajlovic (ISU)    6-1, 6-0
6  Saber Kadiri (VT) def. David O'Connell (ISU)          6-4, 7-5
VT vs. Illinois (Blue) (doubles)
1  Philip Stolt/Brian Wilson (ILL) def. Jay Bruner/Davor Dupljak (VT) 8-3
2  Alex Hobson/Ben Schreiber (ILL) def. Francis Hout/Andrew Vu (VT) 9-7
3  Gerard Baynham/Andreas Lauland (VT) def. Kai Blache/Erik Lindroos (WMU*) 8-1
VT vs. Illinois (Blue) (singles)
1  Amer Delic (ILL) def. Davor Dupljak (VT)              6-3, 7-6 (4)
2  Francis Hout (VT) def. Philip Stolt (ILL)             6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4
3  Brian Wilson (ILL) def. Michael Kurz (VT)             7-5, 6-0
4  Jay Bruner (VT) def. Ben Schreiber (ILL)              6-4, 6-4
5  Andreas Lauland (VT) def. Erik Lindroos (WMU*)        3-6, 6-2, 6-3
6  Saber Kadiri (VT) def. Kai Blache (WMU*)              7-5, 6-4
VIRGINIA TECH DAY 3 RESULTS
NO. 1 DOUBLES
Championship Match:
Philip Stolt/Brian Wilson (ILL) def. Steve Pillon/Ryan Tomlinson (WMU) 9-7
Third-Place Match:
Jamal Parker/Michael Calkins (ILL) def. Davor Dupljak/Jay Bruner (VT) 8-5
NO. 2 DOUBLES
Fifth-Place Match:
Mike Kosta/Nathan Zeder (ILL) def. Andrew Vu/Francis Hout (VT) 9-8 (2)
Seventh-Place Match:
Ben Schreiber/Alex Hobson (ILL) def. Ryan Maarschalk/Ravishankar Pathanjali (WMU)      8-4
NO. 3 DOUBLES
Championship Match:
Andres Lauland/Saber Kadiri (VT) def. Ciaran Foley/Matt Meyer (LOU) 8-5
Third-Place Match:
Zach Dailey/Chad Harris (VU) def. Chris Varga/Eric Butorac (BSU) 8-3
NO. 1 SINGLES
Fifth-Place Match:
Mike Kosta (ILL) def. Davor Dupljak (VT)                  6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1
Seventh-Place Match:
Edgardo Rivera (BSU) def. Steve Pillon (WMU)              6-4, 6-3
NO. 2 SINGLES
Championship Match:
Verdan Vidovic (ISU) def. Bobby Reynolds (VU)             6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 
Third-Place Match:
Nathan Zeder (ILL) def. Andrew Vu (VT)                    6-1, 6-3
NO. 3 SINGLES
Championship Match:
Chad Harris (VU) def. Brian Wilson (ILL)                  7-5. 7-6 (6)
Third-Place Match:
Cody Conley (LOU) def. Michael Kurz (VT)                  7-5, 6-1
NO. 4 SINGLES
Championship Match:
Jay Bruner (VT) def. Jamal Parker (ILL)                   6-2, 6-3
Third-Place Match:
Zach Dailey (VU) def. David O'Connell (ISU)               7-6 (5), 6-3
NO. 5 SINGLES
Championship Match:
Andreas Lauland (VT) def. Ryan Maarschalk (WMU)           6-1, 6-0 
Third-Place Match:
Dalibor Mihajlovic (ISU) def. Alex Sivertsen (LOU)        6-1, 3-0 (ret.)
NO. 6 SINGLES 
Championship Match:
Brent McCombe (LOU) def. Gerard Baynham (VT)               7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 1-0 (11-9)
Third-Place Match:
Matt Meyer (LOU) def. Joe Gabey (BSU)                      6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3
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