Jan. 16, 2010
By Doug Richards
TAMPA, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Day two at the USF Spring Invitational featured five singles wins for the UCF men's tennis team Saturday. The Knights competed against players from Memphis, and recorded a solid showing at the three-day event.
In Flight 1 action, UCF senior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain) posted a big 3-6, 6-4, (10-6) win over Leon Nasemann. The Knights picked up victories in each of the top three flights as sophomore Claudio Romano (Valencia, Venezuela) won at 2, and senior Brock Sakey was a winner at 3. Romano got past Charlie Ramsey (6-4, 6-3), and Sakey held off Michael Janz, 6-3, 3-6, (10-8).
UCF also posted wins in Flight 5 from freshman Mario Samson (Miami, Fla.) and Flight 8 from sophomore Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.).
The Knights also won three of their four doubles contests against the Tigers.
Tournament play in Tampa will conclude Sunday.
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Marc Rocafort (UCF) def. Leon Nasemann (UM) 3-6, 6-4, (10-6) (Flight 1)
Claudio Romano (UCF) def. Charlie Ramsey (UM) 6-4, 6-3 (Flight 2)
Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Michael Janz (UM) 6-3, 3-6, (10-8) (Flight 3)
Michael Hayes (UM) def. Johan Beigart (UCF) 6-3, 6-4 (Flight 4)
Mario Samson (UCF) def. John Taylor (UM) 6-3, 6-4 (Flight 5)
Michael Gaerthoeffner (UM) def. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) 6-3, 6-5 (Flight 6)
Jordan Smith (UM) def. Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) 6-3, 6-2 (Flight 7)
Joe Delinks (UCF) def. David Henry (UM) 6-3, 6-1
Henry/Smith (UM) def. Romano/Sakey (UCF) 8-5 (Flight 1)
Beigart/Schwartz (UCF) def. Nasemann/Taylor (UM) 8-5 (Flight 2)
Dolgovykh/Rocafort (UCF) def. Ramsay/Heflin (UM) 8-5 (Flight 3)
Delinks/Samson (UCF) def. Janz/Hayes (UM) 8-4 (Flight 4)