March 17, 2007

The Tennessee men's tennis team defeated The Citadel 6-1 Saturday at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center to improve to 9-4 on the season.

The Vols swept the doubles portion to take an early 1-0 lead. Chris Racz and Derek Stephens won their first doubles match defeating Martin King and Frederic Petrilli 8-3 at No. 3 doubles. Bobby Cameron and Kaden Hensel clinched the point for UT with an 8-5 victory over Daniel Dossetor and James Eason at the No. 1 position. Cameron and Hensel have clinched the doubles point four times this season. Davey Sandgren and Kiril Tcherveniachki finished the sweep with an 8-5 win over Alberto Diaz and Derek Jose at the No. 2 spot.

Tcherveniachki improved to 10-1 this season in dual-match play with a 6-1, 6-0 win over King at the No. 4 singles position. Tcherveniachki, a senior, has won six consecutive singles matches.

Ben Rogers gave UT a 3-0 lead with a straight-set win over Diaz at the No. 3 position. Rogers is also having a stellar senior season. The Kingsport native, is now 20-9 this season in singles and 10-3 in dual-match play.

Racz, UT's only true freshman on this year's squad, clinched the match for Tennessee with an easy 6-0, 6-1 win over Petrilli at the No. 6 position. Racz is 6-0 in dual-match singles and 16-6 on the season.

Hubble gave UT a 5-1 lead with a dominating 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jose at the No. 5 position. Hubble is also undefeated in dual-match singles at 5-0.

Sandgren won his 12th three-set match of the season to close out the match. The redshirt-freshman defeated Dossetor 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 for his 22nd victory of the season.

Eason gave the Bulldogs their lone point of the match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Stephens.

Tennessee finishes its doubleheader Saturday afternoon against Murray State at 3 p.m.

No. 30 Tennessee 6 The Citadel 1
1.Davey Sandgren (UT)def.Daniel Dossetor (TC)6-4, 5-7, 7-5
2.James Eason (TC)def.Derek Stephens (UT)6-2, 6-3
3.Ben Rogers (UT)def.Alberto Diaz (TC)6-2, 6-1
4.Kiril Tcherveniachki (UT)def.Martin King (TC)6-1, 6-0
5.Adam Hubble (UT)def.Derek Jose (TC)6-0, 6-0
6.Chris Racz (UT)def.Frederic Petrilli (TC)6-0, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4,3,2,6,5,1
1.No. 19 Cameron/Hensel (UT)def.No. 52 Dossetor/ Eason (TC)8-5
2.Sandgren/Tcherveniachki (UT)def.Diaz/ Jose (TC)8-5
3.Racz/Stephens (UT)def.King/ Petrilli (TC)8-3
Order of Finish: 3,1,2





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