Tiger Men's Tennis Concludes Successful Spring Opener; Sweeps Singles Competition

Jan. 21, 2007

Tampa, Fla. - The Auburn men's tennis team concluded a successful South Florida Invitational on Sunday with a sweep of the singles competition. Four Tigers went undefeated in singles and the doubles duo of Terence Nugent and Stephen Nash concluded the weekend 3-0.

Four Tigers concluded the tournament undefeated in singles play - Alex Schweizer, Robbert Lathouwers, Nugent and Lukas Marsoun. In Flight A singles, Schweizer defeated Benedict Fischer of Memphis in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Lathouwers made quick work of Jimmy Khougassian, winning 6-1, 6-1.

Marsoun and Charlie Ramsay battled it out in two sets as both went to seven. Marsoun came out the winner, 7-6, 7-5. Pawel Dilaj completed the Flight B singles sweep, defeating Cody Loup, 6-4, 6-2. In Flight C singles, Nugent got past Tezar Putra, 6-3, 6-3, and Nick Maurillo picked up his first win of the tournament, 6-2, 6-3, over Spencer Helflin. Hunter Mills completed the sweep in Flight D, defeating Garrison Pilant, 6-2, 6-3.

In doubles, Lathouwers and Marsoun picked up their second straight victory, today over Khougassian and Ramasy, 8-6. Also taking the victory in Flight A doubles was Schweizer and Dilaj, 8-4, over Pilant/Fischer. Nugent and Nash also made it three-in-a row, winning today, 8-6, over Loup/Heflin.

Auburn opens up its home season on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 12 p.m. CT when it hosts Samford.



Flight A:

Alex Schweizer (AUB) def. Benedict Fischer (Memphis) 6-4, 6-3
Robbert Lathouwers (AUB) def. Jimmy Khougassian (Memphis) 6-1, 6-1
Flight B:
Lukas Marsoun (AUB) def. Charlie Ramsay (Memphis) 7-6, 7-5
Pawel Dilaj (AUB) def. Cody Loup (Memphis) 6-4, 6-2
Flight C:
Terence Nugent (AUB) def. Tezar Putra (Memphis) 6-3, 6-3
Nick Maurillo (AUB) def. Spencer Heflin (Memphis) 6-2, 6-3
Flight D:
Hunter Mills (AUB) def. Garrison Pilant (Memphis) 6-2, 6-3

Flight A:

Lathouwers/Marsoun (AUB) def. Khougassian/Ramsay (Memphis) 8-6
Schweizer/Dilaj (AUB) def. Pilant/Fischer (Memphis) 8-4
Flight B:
Nugent/Nash (AUB) def. Loup/Heflin (Memphis) 8-6
Putra/Walker (Assit. Coach) (Memphis) def. Mills/Maurillo (AUB) 8-6

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