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    Nate Kirk swept his Titans opponent in singles play on Friday.
     
    Nate Kirk swept his Titans opponent in singles play on Friday.
     
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    April 24, 2009

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    INDIANAPOLIS - The UIC men's tennis team opened up the Horizon League tournament with a 4-0 sweep of Detroit on Friday afternoon, advancing to Saturday's semifinals against Butler.

    The second-seeded Flames (12-7) claimed the doubles point off of victories at the first and third positions. Sebastian Lystad and George Hudson defeated Pjotrs Necajevs and Dustin Goldenberg at No. 1, 8-6, while Dave Robare and Nathan Kirk downed David Stabley and Nick Tolomei, 8-2 at No. 3 to move the match to singles play.

    Straight-set victories from Bastian Harbo, Adriano Liccardo and Kirk would seal the match in the Flames' favor, moving the squad on to the semifinals.

    The Flames will meet up with the Bulldogs on Saturday at 10:30 a.m for the right to advance to Sunday's championships. UIC defeated Butler, 5-2, when they met earlier this season.

    Doubles
    1. SEBASTIAN LYSTAD/GEORGE HUDSON (UIC) def. PJOTRS NECAJEVS/DUSTIN GOLDENBERG (DET) 8-6
    2. BASTIAN HARBO/DANNY WILSON (UIC) vs. DEAN MASUDA/GINO MCCATHNEY (DET) DNF (Detroit led 5-7)
    3. DAVE ROBARE/NATHAN KIRK (UIC) def. DAVID STABLEY/NICK TOLOMEI (DET) 8-2

    Singles
    1. Sebastian Lystad (UIC) vs. Pjotrs Necajevs (DET) DNF (Detroit led 6-3, 0-1)
    2. Bastian Harbo (UIC) def. Dustin Goldenberg (DET) 6-1, 6-3
    3. Adriano Liccardo (UIC) def. Gino McCathney (DET) 6-2, 6-0
    4. Danny Wilson (UIC) vs. David Stabley (DET) DNF (UIC led 6-2, 4-4)
    5. Dave Robare (UIC) vs. Nick Tolomei (DET) DNF (UIC led 7-5, 5-2)
    6. Nate Kirk (UIC) def. Dean Masuda (DET) 6-0, 6-0