Men's Tennis Falls To SMU, 7-0|
Feb. 21, 2004
Oak Brook, Ill.- Friday night's match between the University of Illinois at Chicago men's tennis team and the Southern Methodist University Mustangs marked an in-season reunion between UIC head coach Hans Neufeld and his brother, SMU head man Carl Neufeld.
There was no brotherly love shown on the court between their teams, however, as SMU swept every match to earn a 7-0 victory over the Flames at the Oak Brook Racket Courts.
UIC (1-5) has lost their last five dual meets this season, although every match has been hotly contested in a rigorous schedule for the Flames.
Artsem Burmistrau was downed at the No. 1 spot by Gwinyai Chingoka, 6-4, 6-4, for Burmistrau's first singles loss of the season. The freshman from Belarus was previously 3-0 at the top spot.
John Cincola's bid for a win was upended by Paul McNaughton, who pulled out a 6-3, 7-5 win at the No. 3 spot.
Yevgen Ryzenik and Pat Zufan were also strong in defeat for the Flames, losing a tough 8-4 doubles match to Alex Skrypko and Peter Oredsson.
The Flames return to action today with a meeting against Toledo at Toledo, Ohio at 6 p.m.