results of the 2008 Mid-American Conference Men’s Tennis Championships. Story
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Toledo 5, Buffalo 1
Rockford, Ill. - The University of
Toledo got off on the right foot at the 2008 Mid-American Conference Men's
Tennis Championship with the 5-1 opening-round victory over the University at
Buffalo at the Clock Tower Racquet Club on Thursday morning.
With the victory, Toledo improves to 16-12, while the Bulls end
their season with a mark of 6-17. Toledo will be
back in action on Friday at 2 p.m., as the Rockets square off with No. 2 seeded
Toledo took an early 1-0 lead over Buffalo
as they picked up the doubles point with victories at both No. 2 and No. 3
doubles. The Rockets' tandem of Jared Miller and Nutthavit
Likitkumchorn blanked Octavian Stane and Juan Carlos Wynter,
8-0, at No. 2 doubles. Toledo's
Wade Ward and Tyler Sonkin picked up the 8-3 triumph over Alexis
Lluis and Nikesh Singh Panthlia at No. 3 doubles.
The Rockets picked up four more victories in singles
action, as Jared Miller claimed the 6-1, 6-3 win over Marcelo Mazzeto at
No. 1, while his brother Jay upended Lluis at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-4.
Likitkumchorn picked up the 6-2, 6-2 victory over Stane at No. 4 singles, while
Sonkin defeated Wynter, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5 singles.
1. Jared Miller (TOLEDO) def.
Marcelo Mazzeto (BUFFALO)
2. N. Singh
Panthlia (BUFFALO) def. Chris Clark (TOLEDO) 6-4, 6-3
3. Sven Burus
(TOLEDO) vs. Kirill Kolomyts (BUFFALO) 6-2, 6-6, unfinished
Likitkumchorn (TOLEDO) def. Octavian Stane (BUFFALO) 6-2, 6-2
Sonkin (TOLEDO) def. Juan Carlos Wynter (BUFFALO) 6-4, 6-4
6. Jay Miller
(TOLEDO) def. Alexis Lluis (BUFFALO) 6-3, 6-4
Burus/Chris Clark (TOLEDO) vs. Kirill Kolomyts/Marcelo Mazzeto (BUFFALO) 6-7,
Miller/N. Likitkumchorn (TOLEDO) def. Octavian
Stane/Juan Carlos Wynter (BUFFALO)
Ward/Tyler Sonkin (TOLEDO) def. Alexis Lluis/N.
Singh Panthlia (BUFFALO)
Northern Illinois 4, Chicago State 0
Rockford, Ill. - The Northern
Illinois men's tennis team built some momentum heading into the Mid-American
Conference Tournament semifinals, as the host Huskies earned the 4-0 whitewash
over Chicago State in the opening round at the Clock Tower Racquet Club on
"We started a little slow in doubles and still
got the doubles point, NIU head men's tennis coach Pontus
Hiort said. "After that I felt like we came out in singles play
very focused and energetic. We played with great intensity and enthusiasm and
it's nice to pull out the win."
With the victory, NIU improves to 11-7 on the
season, while the Cougars end their season with a mark of 4-12. The Huskies
move on to the MAC Tournament semifinals against two-time defending champion, Western Michigan on Friday morning. First serve is set
for 10 a.m.
NIU claimed the doubles point as the Huskies
received victories from both their No. 2 and No. 3 squads. Huskie senior Alex
Friesen (Vancouver, B.C./Burnaby Central) and junior Jimmy
Chu (Lima, Peru) emerged victorious at No. 2 doubles with the 8-4 win
over Cameron Shanklin and Jonathon Sutjiadi. NIU freshman Matt
Hansen (Topeka, Kan./Miami Online (FL)) and senior Diego
Zegarra-Ballon (Lima, Peru/Markham
College Prep) earned
the 8-2 win over Abram Mamahit and Toni Todoric at No. 3 doubles
In singles play, NIU junior Brian
Livingston (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) earned a
hard-fought 6-1, 7-6 win over Prakoso Imanuel at No. 1. Chu claimed the
6-1, 6-4 win over Todoric at No. 4 singles, while Hansen upended Mamahit, 6-2,
6-1 at No. 5 singles.
Livingston (NIU) def. Prakoso Imanuel (CSU) 6-1, 7-6
Friesen (NIU) vs. Prabowo Imanuel (CSU) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished
Ford (NIU) vs. Jonathon Sutjiadi (CSU) 6-3, 2-6, unfinished
Chu (NIU) def. Toni Todoric (CSU) 6-1, 6-4
Hansen (NIU) def. Abram Mamahit (CSU) 6-2, 6-1
Bernabe (NIU) vs. Aumir Ahmad (CSU) 6-4, 1-0, unfinished
Livingston/Adam Ford (NIU) vs. Prakoso Imanuel/Prabowo Imanuel (CSU) 6-6,
Friesen/Jimmy Chu (NIU) def. Cameron
Shanklin/Jonathon Sutjiadi (CSU) 8-4
Hansen/Diego Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) def. Abram Mamahit/Toni Todoric (CSU) 8-2