March 2, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's tennis team earned its fifth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon with a 7-0 triumph over Christopher Newport at the ECU Indoor Tennis Center. With the win, the Pirates improved to 8-1 this season.
The match opened with doubles play with the Pirates sweeping three matches for the point. Joran Vliegen and Colin Roller teamed at No. 1 for an 8-1 victory over Chiraaq Shetty and Kyle Tobin, while Damien Brenard and John Schmitt paired up at No. 2 and shut out Will Sloan and Robbie Wagner, 8-0. Patriek Wolterbeek ad Ross Nigro completed with sweep with an 8-5 win over Joey Manilla and Lloyd Luck at the No. 3 position.
ECU won all six singles matches in straight sets without any individual losing more than three games in a set. Vliegen defeated Shetty 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 1 position and did Nicolas Soriano to Manilla at No. 3. Schmitt defeated Tobin 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 and Brenard handle Wagner 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4. Roller was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Sloan at No. 5 before Mario Martinez finished the match with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Joona Rahko.
East Carolina 7, Christopher Newport 0
No. 1 - Joran Vliegen/Colin Roller (ECU) d. Chiraaq Shett/Kyle Tobin (CNU) 8-1
No. 2 - Damien Brenard/John Schmitt (ECU) d. Will Sloan/Robbie Wagner (CNU), 8-0
No. 3 - Patriek Wolterbeek/Ross Nigro (ECU) d. Joey Manilla/Lloyd Luck (CNU) 8-5
No. 1 - Joran Vliegen (ECU) d. Chiraaq Shetty (CNU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 - John Schmitt (ECU) d. Kyle Tobin (CNU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 - Nicolas Soriano (ECU) d. Joey Manilla (CNU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 - Damien Brenard (ECU) d. Robbie Wagner (CNU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - Colin Roller (ECU) d. Will Sloan (CNU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 - Mario Martinez (ECU) d. Joona Rahko (CNU) 6-1, 6-3