Jan. 19, 2007
The Tennessee men's tennis team captured five singles victories Friday on the first day of the 2007 SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships played at the Rivercenter Racquet and Health Club in New Orleans, La.
Bobby Cameron and Kaden Hensel entered the spring with both sporting top-40 rankings and both players lived up to their billing Friday. Cameron defeated LSU's Jan Zelezny to win his 14th match during the 2006-07 season, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Cameron is tied for the team lead in wins with Davey Sandgren and Derek Stephens. Hensel defeated Jonas Berg of Ole Miss 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the round of 16.
Adam Hubble, Chris Racz and Stephens all advanced in Division "B" singles with straight-set victories. Hubble defeated Chris Doerr of Mississippi State 6-1, 6-4. Racz defeated LSU's Martel Campbell 6-3, 7-5. Stephens won his 14th match of the year with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Billy Mulligan of Florida.
Johnny Thornton and Sandgren picked up Tennessee's only doubles win of the evening with a 8-5 victory over Mathieu Thibaudeau and Houssam Yassine of Alabama.
Sandgren battled the nation's No. 2-ranked player in John Isner in the first round. The Gallatin, Tenn., native battled hard but fell to the All-America 7-5, 6-4. Ben Rogers also lost to a ranked player in the first round, 68th-ranked Danny Bryan of LSU got past the senior Vol 6-1, 6-2.
Play begins Saturday at 8 a.m. CT, with results being periodically updated at LSUsports.net.
|SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships - Friday, Jan. 19|
|Division "A"Singles - Round of 32|
|No. 24 Bobby Cameron (UT)||def.||Jan Zelezny (LSU)||6-2, 4-6, 6-2|
|No. 35 Kaden Hensel (UT)||def.||Jonas Berg (UM)||6-4, 7-5|
|No. 2 John Isner (UGA)||def.||Davey Sandgren (UT)||7-5, 6-4|
|No. 68 Danny Bryan (LSU)||def.||Ben Rogers (UT)||6-1, 6-2|
|Division "B" Singles - Round of 16|
|Adam Hubble (UT)||def.||Chris Doerr (MSU)||6-1, 6-4|
|Chris Racz (UT)||def.||Martel Campbell (LSU)||6-3, 7-5|
|Derek Stephens (UT)||def.||Billy Mulligan (UF)||6-3, 6-4|
|Eric DeRoche (LSU)||def.||Johnny Thornton (UT)||7-5, 6-1|
|Doubles - Round of 32|
|Sandgren/Thornton (UT)||def.||Thibaudeau/Yassine (UA)||8-5|
|Poole/Wellermann (UM)||def.||Racz/Stephens (UT)||8-2|
|Doubles - Round of 16|
|No. 10 Klaeson/Rae (UM)||def.||No. 34 Hubble/Rogers (UT)||8-5|
|No. 28 Kuznetsov/Necajevs (MSU)||def.||Sandgren/Thornton (UT)||8-5|
|Hunt/Schnugg (UGA)||def.||No. 5 Cameron/Hensel (UT)||8-6|