April 3, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's tennis team improved to 14-3 on the season defeating Barton, 5-0, and Mount Olive, 7-0, in a doubleheader at the ECU Tennis Complex on Wednesday.
The Pirates opened play against Barton with five singles victories. Nicolas Soriano, John Schmitt, Damien Brenard, Patriek Wolterbeek and Ross Nigro each won in straight sets to make quick work of the Bulldogs. Doubles matches were not scheduled to be played.
Against Mount Olive, the Pirates swept the doubles point to take a 1-0 advantage. Schmitt teamed with Mario Martinez to win at No. 2 over Henric Falkenberg and Akio Mariano, 8-4. Wolterbeek and Soriano won by the same 8-4 score at No. 3 over Brahm Moolman and Gabriel Santana. Joran Vliegen and Colin Roller remained undefeated at No. 1 doubles by outlasting Edgar Bub and Rik Wolthuis, 9-7.
As it did against Barton, ECU won all of the singles matches in straight sets. Schmitt and Brenard both earned their second victories of the day, while Vliegen, Martinez, Roller and Blake Gregory won their lone singles match of the doubleheader. The Pirates return to action Sunday against College of Charleston at 12 p.m.
East Carolina 7, Mount Olive 0
1. Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. Edgar Bub (MOC) 6-3, 6-1
2. John Schmitt (ECU) def. Gabriel Santana (MOC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Henric Falkenburg (MOC) 6-1, 6-4
4. Mario Martinez (ECU) def. Akio Mariano (MOC) 7-5, 6-4
5. Colin Roller (ECU) def. Stan Roffe (MOC) 6-3, 6-2
6. Blake Gregory (ECU) def. Brahm Moolman (MOC) 6-3, 6-0
East Carolina 5, Barton 0
1. Nicolas Soriano (ECU) def. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) 7-6, 6-4
2. John Schmitt (ECU) def. Nick Genest (BARTON) 6-1, 6-1
3. Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Jorge Pradilla (BARTON) 6-3, 6-1
4. Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) def. Daniel Radu (BARTON) 6-1, 6-0
5. Ross Nigro (ECU) def. Mihnea Tomos (BARTON) 6-0, 6-1