Pirates Drop Regular Season Finale 7-0
April 14, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina men's tennis team closed out regular season play by dropping the doubles point and all six singles matches in a 7-0 non-conference loss to No. 30 Old Dominion Saturday afternoon at the ECU Tennis Complex.
The loss to the Monarchs dropped the Pirates' spring record to 10-13, while ODU improved to 19-6.
Stephen Whitwell and Brian Walters each forced three-set matches but the pair of freshmen fell to Aleksandr Seleznev (6-2, 4-6, 6-0) and Rodrigo Souza (1-6, 6-3, 1-0) in the No. 3 and No. 5 events, respectively.
In other singles action, Aleksey Kochetov was knocked off by Harel Srugo (6-1, 6-0) at No. 1, Bryan Oakley took a 6-0, 6-2 loss to Henrique Cancado at No. 2 and Matt Peeler lost to Eidy Igarashi (6-3, 6-2) in a No. 4 matchup. In addition, Sam McSpadden was defeated by Yakov Diskin (6-4, 6-1) in the sixth spot.
The Monarchs swept the doubles point as Igarashi/Seleznev handled Kochetov/Walters 8-4 in the top matchup, Cancado/Diskin handed Peeler/Whitwell an 8-2 loss in the second slot and Dom Manilla/Souza took care of the Pirates' No. 3 duo, McSpadden/Oakley, 8-6.
The Pirates will now turn their attention to the four-day Conference USA Championships which will begin Thursday, April 19 on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.
No. 30 OLD DOMINION 7, EAST CAROLINA 0