Monarchs, Tribe Advance to Semifinals of Men's Tennis Championship
By ODU Athletics
April 19, 2002
RICHMOND, VA -- Matches have held true to seeding so far in the 2002 CAA Men's Tennis Championship, as the higher seeds all have picked up wins. In Friday's quarterfinal action at Byrd Park, #3 Old Dominion University blanked #6 Delaware 4-0 and #2 William and Mary shutout #7 Towson 4-0.
In the opening match of the day, ODU got off to a quick start by taking the doubles point. The pairing of Zoltan Csanadi and Izak van der Merwe defeated Sanjay Khindri and John Tully 8-2 in the number one slot, and Johan van Rooyen and Salman Mohammed gained an 8-1 victory over Robert Wirth and Ari Zweig at #2.
It was more of the same in singles, with the Monarchs winning all three of the completed matches to earn the victory. Calin Milos ousted Wirth 6-3, 6-1 at #3, Patrik Binkowski defeated Lee Kennedy at #4 6-2, 6-3, and Niklas Oskarsson won 6-2, 6-0 against David Mouber at #6.
William & Mary made quick work of Towson in the second quarterfinal. Joe Brooks and Zack Malmgren teamed up at #2 doubles to post an 8-4 win over Nitin Deodhar and Matt Shore, while #3 doubles team Jeff Kader and Andrew James rolled to an 8-1 over Chris Rowland and Todd Nagel. By winning two doubles matches, the Tribe jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the match.
Geoff Russell earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at #2 singles over Deodhar, and Kader and Brooks each claimed his second victory of the day at #3 and #4, respectively. Kader beat Dan Selzer 6-1, 6-2 and Brooks defeated Trey Ragase 6-1, 6-1 to claim victory for the Tribe.
The Monarchs and the Tribe will square off Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Byrd Park.
#3 Old Dominion 4, #6 Delaware 0
Singles: #1 Zoltan Csanadi (ODU) vs. Sanjay Khindri (UD) - did not complete #2 Izak van der Merwe (ODU) vs. John Tully (UD) - did not complete #3 Calin Milos (ODU) def. Robert Wirth - 6-3, 6-1 #4 Patrik Binkowski (ODU) def. Lee Kennedy - 6-2, 6-3 #5 Salman Mohammed (ODU) vs. Dustin Lewis (UD) - did not complete #6 Niklas Oskarsson (ODU) def. David Mouber - 6-2, 6-0
Doubles: #1 Csanadi/van der Merwe (ODU) def. Khindri/Tully - 8-2 #2 Johan van Rooyen/Mohammed (ODU) def. Wirth/Ari Zweig - 8-1 #3 Milos/Binkowski (ODU) vs. Kennedy/Mouber (UD) - did not complete