April 13, 2013
WESTLAKE, Ohio - Senior Gautham Oroskar went undefeated in doubles and singles as the UIC men's tennis team (5-14, 1-4 HL) fell to Cleveland State, 4-3, after taking three singles wins Saturday at Paramount Tennis Club.
The Flames dropped the doubles point after taking just one win. Rahul Kamath and Oroskar went up against Jorg van der Vloet and Joe VanMeter at No. 3 and came out on top of an 8-7 (1) final.
Alexander Raa and Isaac Lloveras fell at No. 1 to Ali Shabib and Niklas Jonsson, 8-4, while Alan Reifer and Maurizio Feoli lost to Nolan Marks and Matt Kuelker, 8-4, at No. 2.
Oroskar, Feoli and Raa claimed singles wins for UIC, as Feoli and Raa had each of their matches go to three sets. Oroskar tallied his second win of the day as he took his first win of the dual season with a 6-4, 6-2 win over VanMeter at No. 6.
Feoli fell in his first set to Marks at No. 5, but was able to come back in the final two sets to take a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win. Raa also fought back from being down in the first to come out on top of a 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 final against van der Vloet at No. 1.
The Vikings cam away with the final three wins, as Reifer suffered a 6-1, 6-2 loss at No. 2 to Kuelker, Lloveras fell to Jonsson, 6-4, 7-6 (3), at No. 4 and Christopher Cole dropped a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 decision to Shabib at No. 3 after winning his first set.
The Flames are back in action at the Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts Wednesday, April 19, when they host Chicago at 4 p.m. (CT), and on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. for their final regular-season match against Valparaiso.
CSU 4, UIC 3
1. Alexander Raa (UIC) def. Jorg van der Vloet (CSU) 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4
2. Matt Kuelker (CSU) def. Alan Reifer (UIC) 6-1, 6-2
3. Ali Shabib (CSU) def. Christopher Cole (UIC) 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
4. Niklas Jonsson (CSU) def. Isaac Lloveras (UIC) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
5. Maurizio Feoli (UIC) def. Nolan Marks (CSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Gautham Oroskar (UIC) def. Joe VanMeter (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Ali Shabib/Niklas Jonsson (CSU) def. Alexander Raa/Isaac Lloveras (UIC) 8-4
2. Nolan Marks/Matt Kuelker (CSU) def. Alan Reifer/Maurizio Feoli (UIC) 8-4
3. Rahul Kamath/Gautham Oroskar (UIC) def. Jorg van der Vloet/Joe VanMeter (CSU) 8-7 (1)