Men's Tennis Shut Out By UNCW

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Nicolas Soriano

April 5, 2014

WILMINGTON, N.C. - East Carolina had its three-match road winning streak snapped on Saturday, as the Pirates were blanked by 69th-ranked UNC Wilmington, 7-0, at the UNCW Courts.

The match opened with UNCW winning the doubles point by taking both completed matches. Mario Martinez and Fredric Lehfeldt fell at the No. 2 position to the 68th-ranked duo of Pedro Mol and Kaue Pereira, 8-2. Joran Vliegen and Colin Roller lost to No. 56 Rafael Aita and Sam Williams, 8-4, on court one.

UNCW then swept all six singles matches. The only match that went to a third set with Lehfeldt taking the first set from Santtu Leskinen at No. 5 singles, 6-2, before dropping the second, 6-3. Leskinen then won the match with a 10-6 victory in the tiebreaker.

One court one, No. 22 Vliegen was beaten by No. 69 Aita as he dropped the first set, 6-3, and before retiring in the second set trailing 4-2.

Also competing for the Pirates were Damien Brenard, who fell to Mol one court two, 6-2, 7-6, and Martinez, who lost at the third spot to Williams 6-2, 6-1. Soriano lost at the fourth spot to Pereira, 6-2, 6-1, while Roller lost to Van der Burgh at the sixth position 6-2, 6-4.

The Pirates return to action on Tuesday, April 8, as they host Campbell in their final home match of the season beginning at 1 p.m.

#44 UNCW 7, East Carolina 0

Singles Results
No. 1 - #69 Rafael Aita (UNCW) def. #22 Joran Vliegen (ECU) 6-3, 4-2, retired
No. 2 - Pedro Mol (UNCW) def. Damien Brenard (ECU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
No. 3 - Sam Williams (UNCW) def. Mario Martinez (ECU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 - Kaue Pereira (UNCW) def. Nicolas Soriano (ECU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 - Santtu Leskinen (UNCW) def. Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
No. 6 - C. Van der Burgh (UNCW) def. Colin Roller (ECU) 6-2, 6-4



Doubles Results
1. #56 Rafael Aita/Sam Williams (UNCW) def. Colin Roller/Joran Vliegen (ECU) 8-4
2. #68 Pedro Mol/Kaue Pereira (UNCW) def. Mario Martinez/Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) 8-2
3. C. Van der Burgh/Zach Hublitz (UNCW) vs. Nicolas Soriano/Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) 6-3, unfinished