ECU Wraps Up Fall Season At Big Jim Russell Memorial Invitational

Joran Vliegen

Nov. 4, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's tennis team concluded its fall season over the weekend with a very successful showing at the "Big Jim" Russell Memorial Invitational held at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina. The Pirates posted a 15-7 singles record during the three-day event and a 9-3 doubles mark.

Junior Joran Vliegen and freshman Colin Roller each posted perfect singles records and teamed up to go unbeaten in doubles action. Vliegen won the Blue Flight with a pair of three-set victories over Virginia Tech's Luca Oliveria (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) and William Parker of North Carolina (3-6, 6-2, 6-4). Roller swept through the Grey Flight with straight wins over UNC's Parker (6-0, 6-1) and James Coxe (6-3, 6-3). He also outlasted N.C. State's Trey Carter in three sets (7-6, 3-6, 6-2).

Sophomore Damien Brenard also recorded an unblemished mark. After dropping the first set of his match with the Tar Heels' Oystein Steiro, Brenard rallied to take the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. He then posted a 7-5, 7-5 win over Virginia Tech's Marko Lourinovic.

Blake Gregory, Mario Martinez and Ross Nigro each compiled a 2-1 record over the weekend, while Nicolas Soriano and Patriek Wolterbeek each won a match.

Vliegen and Roller defeated two pairs from UNC and another from Virginia Tech in doubles action. Wolterbeek and Nicolas Soriano also teamed up to post a 3-0 record, while Brenard and senior John Schmitt won both of their doubles matches as well.




Blue Singles (outdoors) Friday @ 3 p.m.
Joran Vliegen (ECU) d. Lucas Oliveira (VT), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
William Parker (UNC) d. Nicolas Soriano (ECU), 6-0, 6-1
Brett Clark (UNC) d. Ivan Sanchez (NCST) 6-2, 7-5

White Singles (outdoors) Friday @ 3 p.m.
Marko Lourinovic (VT) d. John Schmitt (ECU)   4-6, 6-1, 7-5
Damien Brenard (ECU) d. Oystein Steiro (UNC)  3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Simon Norenius (NCSU) d. Stuart DePaolo (UNC)   5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Grey singles (outdoors)  Friday @ 3 p.m.
Colin Roller (ECU) d. Connor Daly (UNC)  6-3, 6-3
Mario Martinez (ECU) d. Randall Carter (Radford)  6-2, 6-1
James Coxe (UNC)  d.  Blake Gregory (ECU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Trey Carter (NCSU) d. Ross Nigro (ECU)   6-1, 6-1
Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) d. Javier Waase (Radford)  6-0, 6-0

Round One Doubles  (INDOORS)
Joran Vliegen / Colin Roller (ECU) d. Andrew Gores / William Parker(UNC)    8-6
Marko Lourinovic / Lucas Oliveria (VT) d.  Stuart DePaolo / JamesCoxe (UNC)  9-8(4)
Nicolas Soriano / Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) d.  Brett Clark / Oystein Steiro (UNC)  8-3
Simon Norenius / Trey Carter (NCSU)  d.  John Schmitt/ Damien Brenard (ECU) 9-7
Mario Martinez/ Ross Nigro (ECU) d. Randall Carter / Javier Waase (Radford)  8-4


Saturday Singles  (OUTDOORS)
Joran Vliegen (ECU) d. William Parker (UNC), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Nicolas Soriano (ECU) d. Trey Carter (NCSU), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-2
Lucas Oliveira (VT) d.  Ivan Sanchez (NCSU),6-1, 6-4
Oystein Steiro (UNC) d.  John Schmitt (ECU), 6-4, 7-5
Simon Norenius (NCSU) d.  Marko Lourinovic (VT), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Colin Roller (ECU) d. James Coxe (UNC), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Mario Martinez (ECU) d. Connor Daly (UNC), 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-1
Blake Gregory (ECU) d. Randall Carter (Radford), 7-6(3), 6-0
Ross Nigro (ECU)  d.  Javier Waase (Radford), 6-0, 6-4

Round Two Doubles  (INDOORS)
Marko Lourinovic / Lucas Oliveria (VT) d.  Oystein Steiro / William Parker (UNC), 8-4
Joran Vliegen / Colin Roller (ECU) d. Andrew Gores / Stuart DePaolo (UNC), 8-3
Nicolas Soriano / Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) d.  Randall Carter / Javier Waase (Radford)  8-4
John Schmitt / Damien Bernard (ECU) d. James Coxe /Connor Daly (UNC), 9-7
Simon Norenius / Trey Carter (NCSU)  d.  Mario Martinez / Ross Nigro (ECU), 8-4

Round Three Doubles  (INDOORS)
Joran Vliegen / Colin Roller (ECU) d. Marko Lourinovic / Lucas Oliveria (VT), 8-5
Nicolas Soriano / Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) d. William Parker / Oystein Steiro (UNC), 8-5
James Coxe / Connor Daly (UNC) d. Simon Norenius / Trey Carter (NCSU), 8-3
Andrew Gores / Stuart DePaolo (UNC) d. Mario Martinez / Ross Nigro (ECU), 8-5
John Schmitt / Damien Brenard (ECU) d. Randall Carter / Javier Waase (Radford), 8-4


Sunday Singles  (INDOORS)
Lucas Oliveira (VT) d. Trey Carter (NCSU), 6-4, 6-4
William Parker (UNC) d. Ivan Sanchez (NCSU), 6-4, 6-2
Damien Brenard (ECU) d. Marko Lourinovic (VT), 7-5, 7-5
Blake Gregory (ECU) d. Javier Waase (Radford), 6-1, 6-1
Colin Roller (ECU) d. Randell Carter (Radford), 6-4, 7-5
Simon Norenius (NCSU) d. Oystein Steiro (UNC), 6-1, 6-3
James Coxe (UNC) d. Mario Martinez (ECU), 6-3, 6-3
Ross Nigro (ECU) d. Connor Daly (UNC), 6-3, 6-4
Taylor Meyer (UNC) d. Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU), 6-2, 6-4