Feb. 10, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's tennis team won its forth consecutive home match to start the season with a 5-2 victory over Richmond at the ECU Indoor Tennis Center Sunday.
The Pirates improved to 6-1 on the season and will look to remain unbeaten at home when they return to the court Saturday to take on Appalachian State.
For the third-straight match, the Pirates got out to a 1-0 lead by claiming the doubles point. Sophomore Damien Brenard and senior John Schmitt won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles, while sophomores Nicolas Soriano and Patriek Wolterbeek battled to an 8-6 victory at No. 3.
Senior Joran Vliegen improved to 7-0 at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Ethan Dunbar. Soriano also earned a straight sets victory at No. 3 singles, defeating Paul Nahon III 6-3, 6-1. Freshman Colin Roller posted a 6-3, 6-4 win at the No. 6 position over Justin Baker to clinch the match.
After winning the first set tiebreaker and being blank in the second set, Brenard earned a third set tiebreaker victory over Dylan Trent at No. 4 (7-6, 0-6, 1-0).
The Spiders' Jesse Feder defeated Schmitt at No. 2 (6-2, 6-3) and Sebastian Fauchet beat Wolterbeek at No. 5 (6-3, 6-2) to capture Richmond's lone two points.
East Carolina 5, Richmond 2
No. 1 - Joran Vliegen (ECU) d. Ethan Dunbar (UR) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 - Jessee Feder (UR) d. John Schmitt (ECU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 - Nicolas Soriano (ECU) d. Paul Nahon III (UR) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Damien Brenard (ECU) d Dylan Trent (UR) 7-6 (7), 0-6, 1-0 (4)
No. 5 - Sebastien Fauchet (UR) d. Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Colin Roller (ECU) d. Justin Baker (UR) 6-3, 6-4)