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    September 9, 2012
    Koontz moves into flight finals at Southern Intercollegiates
    Tech doubles team also advances to semifinals
    Virginia Tech Men's Tennis

    Tournament Results

    ATHENS, Ga. – Sophomore Hunter Koontz claimed a pair of wins for the Virginia Tech men’s tennis team on Sunday at the 45th Annual Southern Intercollegiate Tennis Championship to advance to Monday’s flight finals.

    Koontz had a win in the quarterfinals of the Division II flight, defeating Tobi Menhofer of Kennesaw State in three sets. After faltering in the opening set 7-5, Koontz came back to take the next two with scores of 6-2, 6-4.

    In the semifinals Koontz downed Armstrong Atlantic’s Jaan Kononov in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6(5). He will face the Citadel’s David Orces in the finals.

    After defeating the 32nd-ranked player on Saturday, freshman Andreas Bjerrehus picked up another big win during Sunday’s competition in the Division I quarterfinals. Bjerrehus defeated No. 17 Bob van Overbeek of Florida with straight set scores of 7-6(4), 6-1. The Hokie freshman fell in the semifinals to Georgia’s 36th-ranked Hernus Pieters, 6-1, 6-2.

    In doubles, the Tech duo of Mauricio Antun and Amerigo Contini defeated Georgia’s Casey Kay and Will Oliver, 8-2 in the round of 16 of the Division II doubles flight. The Hokies’ pair picked up a second win on Sunday with a 9-7 win over North Florida’s Julien Belair and Moritz Buerchner. The pair moves into the semifinal round.

    The tournament will conclude on Monday beginning at 9 a.m. with the singles finals at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

    Division I Singles – Main Draw
    Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. #17 Bob van Overbeek (UF) 7-6(4), 6-1
    #36 Hernus Pieters (UGA) def. Bjerrehus (VT) 6-1, 6-2

    Division I Singles - Consolation
    Eric Diaz (UGA) def. #96 Lucas Oliveira (VT) 7-5, 6-2

    Division II Singles
    Rogerio Ribeiro (ETSU) def. Aaron Gomez (VT) 7-5, 6-2
    Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Tobi Menhofer (KSU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
    Koontz (VT) def. Jaan Kononov (AA) 6-3, 7-6(5)

    Division II Doubles
    Mauricio Antun/Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Casey Kay/Will Oliver (UGA) 8-2
    Antun/Contini (VT) def. Julien Belair/Moritz Buerchner (UNF) 9-7

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