Quartet Lead Blue Hens With Winning Records at Hampton Roads Tournament
October 8, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Ed Davis
NORFOLK, Va. – The University of Delaware men’s tennis team continued to roll this weekend as four student-athletes finished the Hampton Roads Tournament withwinning records in addition to two of the Blue Hens doubles pairings.
Juniors Adam Lawton and Troy Beneck (at right) each finished the men’s Flight A Singles with 3-0 records. In Flight B, freshman Mike Furr compiled a 3-1 record while sophomore Evan Andrews went 2-1.
Lawton sailed through all of his opponents with wins over CNU’s Chiraag Shetty (6-0, 6-1), Loyola’s Connor Pietrak (6-0, 6-1) and Drexel’s Skyler Davis (8-4).
Beneck also took three matches as he defeated Danilo Galovic from Chowan (6-1, 6-1), Tyler Pultro from Drexel (6-1, 6-3) and Dadr Ouabdelmoument (9-8), also from Drexel.
The pair also finished the weekend undefeated in doubles play with a 3-0 record. The duo defeated CNU and two Drexel squads to take the Flight 1 title.
Furr kicked off his collegiate career as he opened with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Loyola’s Greg Olesnycky in Flight B. He followed with a 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 victory over Drexel’s Dan Hansen and then swept Drexel’s Paul Stauskas, 8-0.
Also in Flight B, Andrews took two wins over Steven Kolumban (Shepherd) and Drexel’s Alex Fioravante before falling to the eventual champion.
Freshman Alex Sweet also picked up a victory in Flight B with a 6-4, 6-2 with against Chowan’s Ivan Doubograev.
On the doubles side, Furr and Sweet finished 2-1 with wins against Virginia State and Chowan.
Andrews teamed up with junior Nolan Gelman in doubles action to pick up an 8-5 win over Howard.
Delaware next heads north to Bethlehem, Pa. for the Lehigh Tournament next weekend.
No team scoring.
Flight 1 Singles
Adam Lawton (D) def. Chiraag Shetty (CNU), 6-0; 6-2
Lawton (D) def. Connor Pietrak (Loyola), 6-0; 6-1
Lawton (D) def. Skyler Davis (Drexel), 8-4
Troy Beneck (D) def. Danilo Galovic (Chowan), 6-1; 6-1
Beneck (D) def. Tyler Pultro (Drexel), 6-1; 6-3
Beneck (D) def. Dadr Ouabdelmoument (Drexel), 9-8
Pedro Aiala (Chowan) def. Ryan Kent (D), 6-7; 6-4; 1-0
Taylor Boyle (Shepherd) def. Kent (D), 8-4
Flight 2 Singles
Evan Andrews (D) def. Steven Kolumban (Shepherd), 6-0; 6-2
Andrews (D) def. Alex Fioravante (Drexel), 6-3; 0-6; 1-0
Dan Koehler (Drexel) def. Andrews (D), 9-7
Mike Furr (D) def. Greg Olesnycky (Loyola), 6-0; 6-1
Furr (D) def. Dan Hansen (Drexel), 6-3; 1-6; 1-0
Furr (D) def. Paul Stauskas (Drexel), 8-0
Koehler (Drexel) def. Furr (D), 8-5
Alex Sweet (D) def. Ivan Doubograev (Chowan), 6-4; 6-2
Stauskas (Drexel) def. Sweet (D), 6-1; 6-4
Flight 1 Doubles
Beneck-Lawton (D) def. Shetty-Luck (CNU), 8-4
Beneck-Lawton (D) def. Alex-Pultro (Drexel), 8-1
Beneck-Lawton (D) def. Badr-Skyler (Drexel), 8-6
Gelman-Andrews (D) def. Mitchelle-Davis (Howard), 8-5
Badr-Skyler (Drexel) def. Gelman-Andrews (D), 8-0
Badr-Skyler (Drexel) def. Gelman-Andrews (D), Walkover
Flight 2 Doubles
Sweet-Furr (D) def.Brown-Brown (Virginia State), No show
Sweet-Furr (D) def.Pultro-Koehler (Drexel), 8-6
Jeganathan-Hansen (Drexel) def. Sweet-Furr (D), 8-6
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