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Dietrich Advances to Quarterfinals at SEC Coaches Indoor Championships
Mark Dietrich

Mark Dietrich

Jan. 15, 2005

Tennessee men's tennis player Mark Dietrich advanced to the quarterfinals of the SEC Coaches Indoor Championships Saturday with two victories in New Orleans.

"Mark played a great day of tennis," men's tennis acting head coach Chris Mahony said. "He is still very short on match play over the last 6 months and by no means is he playing his best tennis yet but he's finding a way to win."

Dietrich improved his record to 3-0 in the spring season by defeating LSU's Colt Gaston in the second round 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Then in the afternoon Dietrich upset No. 53 Antonio Ruiz of Georgia 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. Dietrich faces Ruiz's teammate at Georgia Greg Oullette at 9 a.m. Sunday in the quarterfinals.

Bobby Cameron the only other Vol left in the main bracket lost to No. 3 Jesse Witten of Kentucky 6-0, 6-3.

In the consolation bracket Morgan Wilson got his first victory ever as a Vol by defeating Mississippi State's Ivan Bjelica 2-6, 7-6, 10-3. Kaden Hensel and Ben Rogers both lost their consolation matches and are done in the tournament. Hensel lost to LSU's Paul White 6-2, 4-6, 10-3 and Rogers lost to Florida's Ryan Sherry 7-5, 6-4. David Baxendine and Kiril Tcherveniachki both had to withdrawal from the tournament because of injury.

SEC Coaches Indoor Championships - Sat. Jan. 15, 2005
Singles - Round of 32

Mark Dietrich (UT) def. Colt Gaston (LSU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
No. 3 Jesse Witten (UK) def. Bobby Cameron (UT) 6-0, 6-3
Singles - Round of 16
Mark Dietrich (UT) def. No. 53 Antonio Ruiz (UGA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Singles - Consolation
Morgan Wilson (UT) def. Ivan Bjelica (MSU) 2-6, 7-6, 10-3
Ryan Sherry (UF) def. Ben Rogers (UT) 7-5, 6-3
Paul White (LSU) def. Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-2, 5-7, 12-10

 

 

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