Oct. 20, 2006

Six Tennessee men's tennis players advanced to the second round of the singles main draw Friday, at the ITA Indoor Regionals at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky.

All eight Vols' participating in the tournament won on the first day of the tournament. Sophomores Adam Hubble and Derek Stephens both won their singles qualifying match to advance to the main draw.

Junior Bobby Cameron ran his win streak to five matches with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over South Florida's Ales Svigelj. The Lenoir City native is now 12-3 this season. Cameron is tied for the team lead with 12 singles victories. Last season, Cameron led the team with 16 singles victories all season.

Kaden Hensel, Ben Rogers, Davey Sandgren and Kiril Tcherveniachki all seized straight-set victories in the first round. Sandgren's victory gives him 10 singles wins on the season and he becomes the fifth Vol (joining Cameron, Hensel, Hubble and Stephens) this fall with double-digit wins. Only five Vols' had double-digit wins all of last season.

Freshman Chris Racz won in three-sets over Artiom Podgainii of Florida A&M 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Play continues Saturday with the second and third rounds of singles and the second round of doubles.

ITA Regional Indoor Tournament - Friday, Oct. 20
Singles Qualifying
Adam Hubble (UT)def.Tyler Worley (MUR)6-2, 6-3
Derek Stephens (UT)def.Yuri Pompeu (MUR)6-1, 6-2
Singles Main Draw - Round of 128
No. 95 Bobby Cameron (UT)def.Ales Svigelj (USF)6-4, 6-3
No. 116 Davey Sandgren (UT)def.Charlie Ramsay (MEM)6-4, 6-4
Kaden Hensel (UT)def.Tiago Gilioli (TT)6-1, 6-2
Chris Racz (UT)def.Artiom Podgainii (FAM)6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Ben Rogers (UT)def.Christin Cruz (BC)6-3, 6-2
Kiril Tcherveniachki (UT)def.Sammy Struyf (UA)6-4, 6-3
Josh Cohen (UM)def.Derek Stephens (UT)6-1, 6-3
Eric DeRoche (LSU)def.Adam Hubble (UT)6-3, 6-4





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