Jan. 21, 2006
Lexington, Ky. -- Tennessee men's tennis players Kaden Hensel and Ben Rogers advanced to the quarterfinals of a loaded doubles field at the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships but fell to the sixth-ranked Georgia tandem of Strahinja Bobusic and Colin Purcell 8-4.
In the second round, the UT tandem knocked off Nestor Briceno and Janne Holmia 8-6. Bobby Cameron and Derek Stephens won their first round doubles match over Carey Rubin and Kyle Virgin of Kentucky 8-3. In the second round, the UT duo fell to Mark Growcutt and Ken Skupski 9-8 of LSU 9-8.
Adam Hubble and Kiril Tcherveniachki dropped their first round doubles match 8-5 to Ivan Bjelica and Juan Carlos Pinto of Mississippi State 8-5. Jordan Magarik and Ryan Preston of Vanderbilt defeated Rawl Martin and Johnny Thornton of UT 8-3.
In singles action, the Vols received a tough draw with three players facing nationally ranked players in the second round. Hensel forced a third set in his match with No. 43 Juan Pablo di Cesare of Mississippi but ultimately fell 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Cameron dropped his match to Mississippi State's No. 74-ranked Ivan Bjelica 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 and Martin was defeated by No. 96 Matic Omerzel of Georgia 6-2, 6-2. Hubble dropped his second round match to Robbert Lathouwers of Auburn 7-6, 4-6, 6-3.
Tennessee opens its dual match season next weekend when it travels to Columbus, Ohio to meet a pair of Big Ten teams, Michigan State and Ohio State.
SEC Coaches Indoor Championships Sat. Jan. 21
Main Singles Draw - Second Round
No. 43 Juan Pablo di Cesare (UM) def. Kaden Hensel (UT) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
No. 74 Ivan Bjelica (MSU) def. Bobby Cameron (UT) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 96 Matic Omerzel (UGA) def. Rawl Martin (UT) 6-2, 6-2
Robbert Lathouwers (AU) def. Adam Hubble (UT) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Main Doubles Draw - First Round
Cameron/Stephens (UT) def. Rubin/Virgin (UK) 8-3
Bjelica/Pinto (MSU) def. Hubble/Tcherveniachki (UT) 8-5
Magarik/Preston (VU) def. Martin/Thornton (UT) 8-3
Main Doubles Draw - Second Round
No. 37 Hensel/Rogers (UT) def. Briceno/Holmia (UF) 8-6
No. 10 Growcutt/Skupski (LSU) def. Cameron/Stephens (UT) 9-8(5)
Main Doubles Draw - Quarterfinals
No. 6 Bobusic/Purcell (UGA) def. Hensel/Rogers (UT) 8-4