February 10, 2013
    Virginia Tech battles past Penn State, 4-3
    Hokies claim 4-3 win in final singles match

    BLACKSURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team battled past Penn State for a 4-3 win as the deciding point was clinched in the final match at the No. 1 on Sunday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Va.

    Fifteenth-ranked Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini grabbed the first doubles win of the day for Tech as they defeated Russell Bader and Guanha Chen 8-3 at No. 1

    The Nittany Lions countered at No. 2 as C.J. Griffin and Brian Welnetz topped Hunter Koontz and Lucas Oliveira 8-5.

    The Hokies claimed the doubles point at No. 3 as Trpimir Kujundzic served an ace to give the Tech team of Kujundzic and Marko Lovrinovic the tiebreak win over Tomas Hanzlik and Roman Trklija 8-7 (4).

    Tech opened the singles scoring as Oliveira defeated Chris Young 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3.

    Penn State quickly answered, though, with Bader defeating Tech’s Koontz 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4. The Nittany Lions evened the score at two as Matt Barry defeated Aaron Gomez 6-1, 6-4 at No. 6.

    Contini rallied to defeat Tomas Hanzlik 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 and give the Hokies a 3-2 lead heading in to the final two matches, both of which went in to three sets.

    In consistent fashion, Penn State evened the score as Trkulija defeated Tech’s Kujundzic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 5.

    The match came down to the No. 1 match where Tech’s Bjerrehus defeated Welnetz 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 and gave Tech the win.

    The Hokies return to action February 15 to take on St. Bonaventure in Blacksburg.

    Doubles:
    No. 1 Andreas Bjerrehus/Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Russell Bader/Guanha Chen (PSU) 8-3
    No. 2 C.J. Griffin/Bryan Welnetz (PSU) def. Hunter Koontz/Lucas Oliveira (VT) 8-5
    No. 3 Trpimir Kujundzic/Marko Lovrinovic (VT) def. Tomas Hanzlik/Roman Trkulija (PSU) 8-7 (4)
    Order of finish: 1,2,3*

    Singles:
    No. 1 #29 Andreas Bjerehus (VT) def. Bryan Welnetz (PSU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
    No. 2 #56 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Tomas Hanzlik (PSU) 7-5, 6-2
    No. 3 Lucas Oliveira (VT) def. Chris Young (PSU) 6-0, 6-2
    No. 4 Russell Bader (PSU) def. Hunter Koontz (VT) 6-3, 6-1
    No. 5 Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) def. Roman Trkulija (PSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
    No. 6 Matt Barry (PSU) def. Aaron Gomez (VT) 6-1, 6-4
    Order of finish:3,4,6,2,5,1*

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