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Three Vols Notch Singles Wins at All-American Pre-Qualifying
Kiril Tcherveniachki

Kiril Tcherveniachki

Oct. 1, 2004

Tournament Central

Three members of Tennessee's men's tennis team won pre-qualifying singles matches Friday at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships. Kiril Tcherveniachki and Matt Berry defeated their respective second-round opponents, while four other Vols were eliminated from the competition.

"It was a mixed day for the Vols" UT head coach Michael Fancutt said. "Highlighted by Matt Berry continuing his win streak with two good victories."

Berry extended his win streak to six with a pair of victories on Friday. In the morning session, Berry defeated Marquette's Brett Binkley 6-0, 6-3. In the afternoon, the UT sophomore came from behind to beat Furman's Ben Pauluhn 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Berry will resume play Saturday at 10 a.m. against Northwestern's Adam Schaechterie.

Tcherveniachki received a bye into the second round, where he disposed of Northwestern's Matt Christian 6-2, 6-3. The New Zealand native faces Oregon's Markus Schiller Saturday at 9 a.m.

Vols newcomer David Baxendine continued his solid play with a victory over Arkansas senior Talley Parker 6-3, 6-4. In the round of 128, Baxendine met Louisiana-Lafayette's Dusan Tabak and lost 6-0, 6-4.

Rawl Martin and Ben Rogers also received first-round byes, but both suffered three-set losses in the round of 128.

Sophomore Johnny Thornton dropped his first-round match to Arizona State's Nick Hegarty 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

Berry and Tcherveniachki begin pre-qualifying doubles play Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Furman's Brian Crook and Allen Simmons.

Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships-Fr., Oct. 1
Pre-Qualifying - Round of 256

David Baxendine (UT) def. Talley Parker (Ark) 6-3, 6-4
Matt Berry (UT) def. Brett Binkley (Marq) 6-0, 6-3
Nick Hegarty (Ariz St) def. Johnny Thornton (UT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Pre-Qualifying - Round of 128
Matt Berry (UT) def. Ben Pauluhn (Furman) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Kiril Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Matt Christian (NW) 6-2, 6-3
Nick Edlefson (Minn) def. Rawl Martin (UT) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Zachary Rath (Ga Tech) def. Ben Rogers (UT) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Dusan Tabak (UL-Laf) def. David Baxendine (UT) 6-0, 6-4

 

 

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