ECU Men's Tennis Drops 6-1 Decision At William & Mary
Jan. 28, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The College of William & Mary used a doubles sweep and wins in five of six singles matches to hand East Carolina a 6-1 non-conference setback Sunday night at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center.
After the Tribe's tandem of Marwan Ramadan and Richard Wardell opened doubles play with an 8-3 defeat of freshmen Bryan Oakley and Matt Peeler at the No. 2 slot, William & Mary (2-2) clinched the doubles point when Keziel Juneau and Kavi Sud followed with an 8-5 victory over rookies Samuel McSpadden and Stephen Whitwell at No. 3. Sophomore Aleksey Kochetov and junior Henrique Viana gave the Tribe's No. 30-ranked pair, Alex Cojanu and Colin O'Brien, a competitive match before falling 8-7 (4).
In singles play, Alex Zuck and Wardell pushed William & Mary's lead to 3-0 with victories at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions, respectively, as Zuck rolled past McSpadden (6-0, 6-1) and Wardell dispatched Whitwell (6-1, 6-1). Peeler closed the margin by posting the Pirates' only victory of the match with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Sud at No. 4 but Juneau clinched the Tribe's team win by recording a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Oakley.
Kochetov forced Cojanu, who entered the match with a No. 49 national ranking, to three sets before falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 at the No. 1 spot while Viana came up short in a 6-4, 6-1 loss to O'Brien at No. 2 to round out the singles action.
East Carolina (2-2) will return to action Saturday, Feb. 10 when it travels to Boone, N.C. to face Appalachian State beginning at 1:00 p.m.
WILLIAM & MARY 6, EAST CAROLINA 1