Men's netters post wins in Alabama

Oct. 31, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Playing on day two at the Crimson Tide Fall Invitational, Vanderbilt’s men’s tennis team continued its strong play with two singles players and a doubles team advancing to the finals of their respective draws on Saturday.

On the day, Vanderbilt posted a 5-3 record in singles and 3-2 mark in doubles. Advancing to the finals in singles play were Charlie Jones and Alex Zotov.

Playing in the Bryant draw, Jones defeated Tennessee’s Matt Brewer, 7-6, 6-3. Zotov topped Daniel Moser of Chattanooga, 6-0, 6-1, in the Namath draw. Also in the Namath draw, Alex DiValerio won his third-place match over Moser after losing his semifinal match.

In doubles, Adam Baker and Charlie Jones advanced to the finals of the Crimson draw by notching two wins on Saturday. The Vanderbilt duo defeated Tennessee’s Ed Jones and Max Stevens, 9-8, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, the VU duo topped UAB’s Tyrone Ewels and Daniel Moster, 8-5.

Also earning wins on Saturday were James Moye in consolation singles and the doubles team of Scott Lieberman and Andy Pulido in the round of 16 in the white draw.

Vanderbilt will conclude play at the Crimson Tide Fall Invitational on Sunday.

Bryant Draw
Charlie Jones (VU) def. Matt Brewer (TN), 7-6, 6-3

Namath Draw
Alex Zotov (VU) def. Daniel Moser (UTC), 6-0, 6-1
Alex DiValerio (VU) def. Josh Girling (TN Tech), 6-4, 6-3

Third Place
Alex DiValerio def. Daniel Moser (UTC)

Stallings Draw
Consolation Quarterfinal
James Moye (VU) def. Duke Christopher (Jax. State), 6-2, 6-3

Consolation Semifinal
Strate Krstevski (Southern Miss) def. James Moye (VU), 7-6, 7-5

Musso Draw
Creighton Blanchard (ALA) def. Andy Pulido (VU), 6-4, 6-2

Stallings Draw
Tommy Petrich (UAB) def. Scott Lieberman (VU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Crimson Draw
Round of 16
Ricky Doverspike/Michael Thompson (ALA) def. Alex DiValerio/Alex Zotov (VU), 8-5

Adam Baker/Charlie Jones (VU) def. Ed Jones/Max Stevens (TEN), 9-8

Adam Baker/Charlie Jones (VU) def. Tyrone Ewels/Daniel Moster (UAB), 8-5

White Draw
Round of 16
Andy Pulido/Scott Lieberman (VU) def. Sebastien Felt/Mark Paetz (Ga. Southern), 8-3

Coby Kramer-Golinkoff/Adam Bernstein (Tulane) def. Andy Pulido/Scott Lieberman (VU), 8-4



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