Paoliello-Cowden Fall in Finals
Singles play begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m.September 14, 2007 · MT Media Relations
Singles action will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center, with action starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
In Flight A1 doubles, Marc Rocafort and Morgan Richard defeated Morehead State's Greg Johnstone and Doug Song, 8-5, in the quarterfinals, but the Blue Raider duo lost 8-3 in the semifinals to Mississippi State's Phillippe Frayssinoux and Pjotrs Necajevs.
Also in A1 doubles, Joao Paoliello and Richard Cowden won 8-6 over Amrit Narasimhan and Jimmy Khougassian of Memphis in the quarterfinals before defeating Mississippi State's Ryan Farlow and Maximilien Genuini, 8-6, in the semifinals. In the finals Frayssinoux and Necajevs defeated Paoliello and Cowden, 8-1.
Blue Raider newcomers Chris Nowak and Derrick Davison won, 8-6, over Belmont's Felipe Cirne Lima and Ignacio Gesto in the quarterfinals but dropped an 8-4 decision in the semifinals to Benedikt Fischer and Michael Gaerthoeffner of Memphis.
In singles play Satuday, Rocafort will take on Louisville's Viktor Maksimcuk in the first round at 10:30 a.m. in the Championship Flight, while Richard takes on Morehead State's Johnstone at 9:30 a.m., also in the Championship Flight.
In Flight A1 singles, Paoliello plays Belmont's Lima at 8:30 a.m. and Cowden faces Morehead State's Charles Williams at 9:30 a.m. In Flight A2, McCann takes on Belmont's Zach Zola at 8:30 a.m. and Nowak plays Austin Peay's Jay Wilkinson, also at 8:30 a.m. Davison faces Western Kentucky's Martin 8:30 a.m. and Boiron takes on Austin Peay's Bret Shaw at 8:30 a.m. in A3 singles.
Draws for the tournament and complete results may be found at http://www.goblueraiders.com/content.cfm/id/27519.
FLIGHT A1 DOUBLES
Marc Rocafort-Morgan Richard (MT) def. Greg Johnstone-Doug Song (Morehead State), 8-5
Joao Paoliello-Richard Cowden (MT) def. Amrit Narasimhan-Jimmy Khougassian (Memphis), 8-6
Phillippe Frayssinoux-Pjotrs Necajevs (Mississippi State) def. Marc Rocafort-Morgan Richard (MT), 8-3
Joao Paoliello-Richard Cowden (MT) def. Ryan Farlow-Maximilien Genuini (Mississippi State), 8-6
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