Sept. 24, 2011
Senior Bryan Swartz' eight-match winning streak finally came to an end Saturday as the Vols finished their second day of tournament competition away from Knoxville.
Swartz, who won his first career title last week at the Tennessee Fall Invitational, lost 6-3, 6-0 to Tennessee Tech's Justin Kirstein in the second round of the Division II draw. The lone senior on the Vols' squad won his last two matches of his junior season and entered Saturday 6-0 this year.
In doubles, Swartz and freshman Peter Nagovnak lost to Mississippi State's George Coupland and Trey Seymour.
Nagovnak was the Vols' only winner on Saturday, beating Pieer Tafelski of Mercer 6-3, 5-7, [10-9] in the Division I consolation draw.
In California: The Vols did not enjoy their best day of competition in the second round of the Land Rover Napa Valley Classic, losing all three singles and a doubles match at the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, Calif.
In the second day of round-robin play, junior Edward Jones, sophomore Jarryd Chaplin and freshman Brandon Fickey in three sets. Freshman Hunter Reese, who had rolled his ankle in the tournament last week in Knoxville, was unable to play his match Saturday against California's Christopher Konigsfeldt.
The Napa Valley Tennis Classic concludes Sunday with a final round of singles play, followed by a tiebreaker playoff.
Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic
St. Helena, Calif.
Nick Andrews (Cal) def. Ed Jones (Tennessee), 6-0, 6-1
Clifford Marsland (Tulsa) def. Brandon Fickey (Tennessee), 7-6 (2), 6-4
Christopher Konigsfeldt (Cal) def. Hunter Reese (Tennessee), w/o
Sam Keeton (Notre Dame) def. Jarryd Chaplin (Tennessee), 6-4, 6-4
Clay Thompson/Warren Hardie (UCLA) def. Jarryd Chaplin/Brandon Fickey (Tennessee), 8-4
Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Peter Nagovnak (Tennessee) def. Pierre Tafelski (Mercer), 6-3, 5-7, [10-9]
Round of 32
Justin Kirstein (Tennessee Tech) def. Bryan Swartz (Tennessee), 6-3, 6-0
Round of 32
George Coupland/Trey Seymour (Mississippi State) def. Peter Nagovnak/Bryan Swartz (Tennessee), 8-2