January 23, 2010
Tech's success slowed on day two of Virginia Tech Challenge
Hokies win two of four doubles matches

BLACKSBURG, Va.The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team slipped in the second day of competition at the Virginia Tech Challenge, winning just three of its five singles matches and two of its four doubles matches. The Hokies are joined in the event, being played at the Burrow-Burleson Tennis Center on the Virginia Tech campus, by players from Auburn, College of Charleston, Indiana and Harvard. Admission is free.

The format includes eight singles flights and four doubles flights with round-robin competition in all flights. There will be no team scoring in the event and winners in each flight will be determined by the following method: 1) won-loss record, 2) head to head, 3) total sets won and 4) total games won. Play begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. with Tech in action Saturday at 2 p.m and Sunday at noon.

Virginia Tech Saturday Results:

Flight A Singles

#24 Tim Puetz (Auburn, 2-0) def. YoAnn Re (Virginia Tech, 1-1) 6-3, 6-1

Flight B Singles

Luka Somen (Virginia Tech, 2-0) def. #86 Alex Stamchev (Auburn, 1-1) 6-4, 7-6 (9), 6-3

Flight C Singles

Tim Hewitt (Auburn, 2-0) def. Corrado Degl’Incerti Tocci(Virginia Tech, 1-1) 6-3, 6-7(2),7-6(2)

Flight D Singles

Andy Mies (Auburn, 2-0 ) def. #75 Patrick Daciek (Virginia Tech, 0-2) 6-4, 6-0

Flight E Singles

Will Beck (Virginia Tech, 2-0) def. Lucas Lopasso (Auburn, 0-2) 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3

Flight F Singles

Alex Sajonz (Auburn, 2-0) def. Zach Pine (Virginia Tech, 0-2) 6-3, 6-4

Flight G Singles

Trpimir Kujundzic (Virginia Tech, 2-0) def. Nick Maurillo (Auburn, 1-1 ) 6-2, 4-6 ,7-6 (5)

Flight H Singles

Oliver Strecker (Auburn, 2-0) def. Lucas Oliveria (Virginia Tech, 0-1) 6-3, 6-2

Flight A Doubles

#6 Tim Puetz/ Alex Stamchev (Auburn, 2-0) def. Will Beck/ Patrick Daciek (Virginia Tech, 1-1) 8-6

Flight B Doubles

YoAnn Re/ Sebastien Jacques (Virginia Tech, 2-0) def. Oliver Strecker/ Andy Mies (Auburn, 0-1)

Flight C Doubles

Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci/ Luka Somen (Virginia Tech, 1-1) def. Tim Hewitt/Lucas Lopasso (Auburn, 0-2) 8-5

Flight D Doubles

Alex Sajonz/Michel Monteiro (Auburn, 2-0) def. Trpimir Kujundzic/ Zach Pine (Virginia Tech, 1-1) 8-6

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