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January 24, 2010
Hokies win eight matches on final day of Virginia Tech Challenge
Tech claims five of its eight singles matches and three of four doubles

BLACKSBURG, Va.The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team returned to its winning ways after taking five of its eight singles matches in the final day of competition at the Virginia Tech Challenge. The Hokies also claimed three of their four doubles matches on the day. Junior Will Beck, who went 2-0 on the weekend, and sophomore Luka Somen, who went 3-0 in the Challenge, were named champions in their respective singles flights. Two doubles teams were also named champions as Somen and Corrado Degl' Incerti Tocci finished the weekend with a 2-1 record and Yoann Re and Sebastien Jacques went 3-0. Tech was 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.

Complete Sunday Results:

Flight A Singles

#24 Tim Puetz (Auburn, 3-0) def. Santiago Gruter (Indiana, 1-1) 7-6, 6-1

Yoann Re (VT, 2-1) def. Alexez Chijoff-Evans (Harvard, 1-2) 7-5, 6-3

Champion: Tim Puetz (Auburn, 3-0)

Flight B Singles

Jeremy Langer (Indiana, 2-0) def. #86 Alex Stamchev (Auburn, 1-2) 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (7)

Luka Somen (VT, 3-0) def. Aba Omodelle-Lucien (Harvard, 1-2) 7-5, 7-6 (2)

Champion: Luka Somen (VT, 3-0)

Flight C Singles

Josh MacTaggart (Indiana, 2-0) def. Tim Hewitt (Auburn, 2-1) 6-2, 6-2

Corrado Degl’ Incerti Tocci (VT, 2-1) def. Andy Nguyen (Harvard, 1-2) 6-4, 6-3

Champion: Josh MacTaggart (Indiana, 2-0)

Flight D Singles

Andy Miles (Auburn, 2-0) def. Maxime Armengaud (Indiana, 1-1) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Josh Tcan (Harvard, 2-1) def. #100 Sebastien Jacques (VT, 0-1) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5

Champion: Andy Miles (Auburn, 2-0)

Flight E Singles

Alex Sajonz (Auburn, 1-0) def. Will Kendall (Indiana, 1-1) 7-6 (5), 6-1

#75 Patrick Daciek (VT, 1-2) def. Alistair Felton (Harvard, 1-2) 6-3, 7-5

Champion: Alex Sajonz (Auburn, 2-0)

Flight F Singles

Lucas Lopasso (Auburn, 1-0) def. Alex Van Gils (Indiana, 1-1) 7-6 (2), 6-4

Will Beck (VT, 2-0) def. Michael Hayes (Harvard, 0-1) 6-4, 6-4

Champion: Will Beck (VT, 2-0)

Flight G Singles

Isade Juneau (Indiana, 2-0) def. Nick Maurillo (Auburn, 1-2) 6-2, 6-2

Christo Schultz (Harvard) vs Zach Pine (VT, 0-1) 7-5, DNF

Champion: Isade Juneau (Indiana 2-0)

Flight H Singles

Stephen Vogl (Indiana, 2-1) def. Oliver Strecker (Auburn, 2-1) 6-4, 6-2

Davis Mangham (Harvard, 1-1) vs. Trpimir Kujundzic (VT, 1-0) 7-6—DNF

Champion: Stephen Vogl (Indiana, 2-1)

Flight A Doubles

#6 Puetz/Stomchev (Auburn, 3-0) def. Vogl/Kendall (Indiana, 0-2) 8-4

Daciek/Beck (VT, 2-1) def. Omodelle-Lucien/Schultz (Harvard, 1-2), 8-5

Champion: Puetz/Stomchev (Auburn, 3-0)

Flight B Doubles

Ferguson/Langer (Indiana, 1-0) def. Mies/Monteiro (Auburn, 0-1) 8-3

Re/Jacques (VT, 3-0) def. Felton/Nguygen (Harvard, 1-2) 8-3

Champion: Re/Jacques (VT, 3-0)

Flight C Doubles

Hewitt/Sajonz (Auburn, 1-0) def. MacTaggart/Gruter (Indiana, 1-1) 8-5

Somen/Tocci (VT, 2-1) def. Chijoff-Evans/Hays (Harvard, 0-1) 9-8 (6)

Champion: Somen/Tocci (VT, 2-1)

Flight D Doubles

Armergaud/Juneau (Indiana, 2-0) def. Strecker/Lopasso (Auburn, 0-1) 8-5

Tchan/Mangham (Harvard, 1-0) def. Kujundzic/Z.Pine (VT, 1-2) 8-2

Champion: Armergaud/Juneau (Indiana, 2-0)

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