April 13, 2014
DETRIOT, Mich.-The UIC men’s tennis team (4-9, 1-3 HL) defeated Detroit on Sunday 5-2 at the Franklin Athletic Club.
"We came out with good energy in singles to take control of the momentum and close strong with a third set victory by Alan Reifer," stated head coach Hans Neufeld. "We also had a great team effort today in doubles competition."
In singles competition, Alexander Raa competed in the No. 1 position, but fell to Bobby Cawood, 6-3, 6-1. Alan Reifer defeated Patryk Koscielski at No. 2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Isaac Lloveras downed Jay Joshi at No. 3, 6-3, 6-4. Carl Hedstrom pushed his No. 4 match with Rafael Orantes to three, but was unable to come out on top (4-6, 6-0, 10-3). Maurizio Feoli dominated his No. 5 match against Ismail Kadyrov, 6-4, 6-3. In the No. 6 slot, Christopher Cole came out on top against Chance Conley, 6-2, 6-1.
Raa and Lloveras teamed up in the No. 2 spot to down Joshi and Kadyrov, 8-5. Reifer and Cole held strong in the No. 3 position downing Cawood and Matt White, 8-1. The No. 1 match with Feoli and Hedstrom competing against Orantes and Koscielski went unfinished.
The Flames return to competition Friday to face another Horizon League foe, Cleveland State. Matches start at 1:30 p.m. (CT) at the Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts.
UIC 5, Detroit 2
1-Bobby Cawood (UD) def. Alexander Raa (UIC) 6-3, 6-1
2-Alan Reifer (UIC) def. Patryk Koscielski (UD) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
3-Isaac Lloveras (UIC) def. Jay Joshi (UD) 6-3, 6-4
4-Rafael Orantes (UD) def. Carl Hedstrom (UIC) 4-6, 6-0, 10-3
5-Maurizio Feoli (UIC) def. Ismail Kadyrov (UD) 6-4, 6-3
6-Christopher Cole (UIC) def. Chance Conley (UD) 6-2, 6-1
1-Maurizio Feoli/ Carl Hedstrom (UIC) vs. Rafael Orantes/ Patryk Koscielski (UD) unfinished
2-Alexander Raa/ Isaac Lloveras (UIC) def. Jay Joshi/Ismail Kadyrov (UD) 8-5
3-Alan Reifer/ Christopher Cole (UIC) def. Bobby Cawood/ Matt White (UD) 8-1