March 17, 2007
The Tennessee men's tennis team ran its win streak to three matches Saturday with a 7-0 win over Murray State at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center. Chris Racz clinched the win for UT for the second consecutive match.
The Vols (10-4, 2-2 SEC) won the doubles point for the 12th time in 14 matches. Tennessee switched its doubles lineup around against the Racers as all three of UT's doubles teams had never played together in a dual-match before. Kaden Hensel and Kiril Tcherveniachki won at No. 1 doubles over Hunter Gerlach and Dmytro Hryhorash 8-1. Bobby Cameron and Davey Sandgren won at the No. 2 position 8-0 over Jeff Lester and Yuri Pompeu. Bo Hardegree and Chris Racz won 8-2 over Mikel Headford and Chris Horton to complete the sweep for UT.
Racz, UT's only true freshman, clinched UT's win with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Lester at the No. 3 position. Racz is 7-0 this season in dual-match play and has clinched three of UT's wins. The Philadelphia native clinched both of UT's wins during Saturday's doubleheader.
Cameron got Tennessee off to a fast start in singles with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Hryhorash at the No. 1 position. Cameron is 4-1 at the No. 1 position in singles.
Sandgren won his second match of the day with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Pompeu at the No. 4 position. Sandgren leads the team with 23 singles wins this season.
Adam Hubble improved to 6-0 this season in dual-match singles play with a
6-4, 6-1 win over Gerlach at the No. 2 position. Hubble has stepped up his
tennis game during the dual-match season. The UT sophomore is 6-0 in singles
and has teamed up with Ben Rogers to go 10-1 in doubles during the dual-match
Ben Rogers won his second singles match of the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Horton at the No. 5 position. Rogers has a team-best 11 singles wins during dual-match play.
Hardegree remained undefeated in a Tennessee uniform with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Headford. Hardegree is 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles since joining the team.
Tennessee returns to the SEC portion of its schedule next weekend when it hosts Alabama and Auburn. All home matches at Tennessee are free to the public. Live stats can be found at UTsports.com.
|No. 30 Tennessee 7 Murray State 0|
|1.||No. 30 Bobby Cameron (UT)||def.||Dmytro Hryhorash (MSU)||6-2, 7-5|
|2.||Adam Hubble (UT)||def.||Hunter Gerlach (MSU)||6-4, 6-1|
|3.||Chris Racz (UT)||def.||Jeff Lester (MSU)||6-4, 6-1|
|4.||Davey Sandgren (UT)||def.||Yuri Pompeu (MSU)||6-1, 7-5|
|5.||Ben Rogers (UT)||def.||Chris Horton (MSU)||6-2, 6-2|
|6.||Bo Hardegree (UT)||def.||Mikel Headford (MSU)||6-1, 6-2|
|Order of Finish: 1,4,3,2,5,6|
|1.||Hensel/Tcherveniachki (UT)||def.||Gerlach/Hryhorash (MSU)||8-1|
|2.||Cameron/Sandgren (UT)||def.||Lester/Pompeu (MSU)||8-0|
|3.||Hardegree/Racz (UT)||def.||Headford/Horton (MSU)||8-2|
|Order of Finish: 1,2,3|