Jan. 23, 2005
Tennessee's men's tennis team improved 2-0 on the season with a 6-1 victory Sunday over UNC-Greensboro at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center.
"Today was another good early season win," men's acting head tennis coach Chris Mahony said. "It was great to get everybody out on the court sometime this weekend and get everybody contributing to both the Vols victories."
Freshman Kaden Hensel put on a strong showing in defeating Adrian Salucci 6-0, 6-0 in No. 5 singles. Hensel's win was his first ever as a Vol. Senior Mark Dietrich won his No. 1 singles match against Greg Levy 6-2, 6-2. David Baxendine, Matt Berry and Johnny Thornton all got their first wins of the spring season also to help the Vols' cause.
For the second straight day Tennessee captured all three doubles matches. Freshmen Bobby Cameron and Morgan Wilson won their second doubles match of the year with a convincing 8-0 win over UNC Greensboro's Daniel Bustamante and Jason Steinhorn. Senior Mark Dietrich and sophomore Kiril Tcherveniachki also won their match 8-0.
UNC Greensboro's lone bright spot was junior Marc Ladouceur's 7-6(4), 1-6, 11-9 victory in a super tie-breaker over UT's Ockie Oosthuizen in No. 2 singles.
The Vols are back in action Saturday at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center against Memphis. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
"Obviously we still have some cobwebs to get rid of before we start playing a little tougher schedule that we have coming up here in the next few weeks and months," Mahony said. "But we'll go back to work on Tuesday and get ready for a very strong Memphis team next weekend.
No. 25 Tennessee 6 UNC Greensboro 1
1) No. 16 Oosthuizen/Rogers (UT) def. Ladouceur/Levy (UNCG) 8-4
2) Cameron/Wilson (UT) def. Bustamante/Steinhorn (UNCG) 8-0
3) Dietrich/Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Hufham/Salucci (UNCG) 8-0
Order of Finish 2,3,1
1) Mark Dietrich (UT) def. Greg Levy 6-2, 6-2
2) Marc Ladouceur (UNCG) def. Ockie Oosthuizen (UT) 7-6(4), 1-6, 11-9
3) David Baxendine (UT) def. Jason Steinhorn (UNCG) 6-1, 6-2
4) Matt Berry (UT) def. Daniel Bustamante (UNCG) 6-2, 6-1
5) Kaden Hensel (UT) def. Adriano Salucci (UNCG) 6-0, 6-0
6) Johnny Thornton (UT) def. Baxter Hufham (UNCG) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish 3,1,4*,2,5,6