Preston Leads 'Dores at ITA Regionals

Ryan PrestonRyan Preston

Oct. 23, 2006

LEXINGTON, Kent. - Junior Ryan Preston led the Vanderbilt campaign at the ITA Regional tournament over the weekend, advancing the to the Quarterfinals of the singles contest.

Before falling to Mississippi State's Ivan Bjelica in the quarters, Preston defeated cross-town rival 6-foot-9-inch Marco Born of MTSU (6-3, 6-4) in the Round of 32.

Preston also led the Commodores in the doubles contest, pairing for the second time this fall season with junior Evan Dufaux. The tandem advanced to the Round of 16 before falling to Mississippi State's Bjelica/Frayssinoux 8-5.

The Commodores will play their final contest of the fall at the Nashville Challenger at the Currey Tennis Center next weekend. 

ITA Regional Results

Nik Cromydas

vs. Ben Smith (North Florida) W-6/7(7), 6/4, 6/1
vs. Danny Bryan (LSU) L-6/3, 6/7(5), 6/1

Scott Lieberman
vs. Daniel Vallverdu (Miami) L-6/4, 6/1

James Moye
vs. Spencer Heflin (Memphis) W-7/6, 6/2 (Qualifiers)
vs. Ivan Bjelica (Mississippi State) L- 6/4, 6/2

Vijay Paul
vs. Joshua Varcla (Georgia) L-1/6, 7/6(3), 6/4

Ryan Preston
vs. Hunter Gerlach (Murray State) W-6/4, 6/1
vs. Adam Storti (Morehead State) W-6/1, 6/1
vs. Marco Born (MTSU) W-6/3, 6/4
vs. Martin Stiegwardt (Georgia State) W-6/5, 6/2
vs. Ivan Bjelica (Mississippi State) L-6/2, 6/1

Evan Dufaux
vs. Brian Dredge (UK) W-6/2, 6/3
vs. Nestor Briceno (UF) W-6/4, 5/6, 6/1
vs. Ben Rogers (UT) L-2/6, 7/5, 6/1

Nathan Sachs
vs. Chris Horton (Murray State) W-6/3, 6/2 (Qualifiers)
vs. Jamie Hunt (Georgia) L-6/2, 7/6(4)

Jordan Magarik/Scott Lieberman
vs. Nugent/Kmjetin (Auburn) L-8/5

Nik Cromydas/Vijay Paul
vs. Zenklusen/Pocatelli (Austin Peay) W- 8/0
vs. Helgeson/Omerzel (Georgia) L- 8/5

Nathan Sachs/James Moye
vs. Bryan/Zelezny (LSU)  L-9/8(6-4)

Evan Dufaux/Ryan Preston
vs. Jung/Striplin (Alabama) W-8/4
vs. Barton/Young (Florida) W-8/6
vs. Bjelica/Frayssinoux (Mississippi State) L-8/5



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