May 12, 2007
Athens, Ga. -
After a two-hour weather delay and a change of venue, the No. 29 Auburn men's tennis team fell to No. 1 Georgia, 4-0, at the Lindsay Hopkins Indoor Courts in Athens, Ga. Auburn concluded the season 15-10, while Georgia improved to 28-0.
Georgia jumped out to an early lead by taking the doubles point. Top-ranked Luis Flores and John Isner defeated No. 39 Robbert Lathouwers and Alex Schweizer, 8-5. Court three decided the doubles point as Georgia's Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg got past Lukas Marsoun and Alexey Tsyrenov, 8-3.
The Bulldogs carried the momentum over to singles play as No. 35 Matic Omerzel made quick work of Tsyrenov, 6-4, 6-2, to put Georgia up 2-0 in the team battle. Georgia would go up 3-0 after No. 14 Luis Flores defeated No. 39 Lathouwers, 6-4, 6-0. The fate of the match would be decided on court one as No. 1 John Isner and No. 56 Schweizer battled it out. Isner would eventually take the victory, 7-5, 7-6, and give Georgia the win, 4-0.
On court three, Lukas Marsoun battled back to win the second set, 7-5, over No. 12 Travis Helgeson. Helgeson took the first set, 6-0. Play was suspended for Marsoun and on courts five and six after Isner clinched the win on court one.
Senior's Lathouwers and Schweizer will compete at the NCAA Singles Championship beginning May 23 in Athens, Ga. Both Dilaj and Marsoun concluded the season with winning ledgers. Dilaj finished 15-9, while Marsoun was 14-6. Nugent finished with a 5-5 mark.
Tiger fans can follow Lathouwers and Schweizer on May 23 on www.georgiadogs.com.
1. #1 Luis Flores/John Isner (UGA) def. #39 Robbert Lathouwers/Alex Schweizer (AU), 8-5
2. #16 Travis Helgeson (UGA) vs. Pawel Dilaj/Terence Nugent (AU), 5-2, uf
3. Jamie Hunt/Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. Lukas Marsoun/Alexey Tsyrenov (UA), 8-3
Order of Finish: 1,3
1. #1 John Isner (UGA) def. #56 Alex Schweizer
(AU), 7-5, 7-6
2. #14 Luis Flores (UGA) def. #39 Robbert Lathouwers
(AU), 6-4, 6-0
3. #12 Travis Helgeson (UGA) def. Lukas Marsoun
(AU), 6-0, 5-7, uf
4. #35 Matic Omerzel (UGA) def. Alexey Tsyrenov
(AU), 6-4, 6-2
5. Pawel Dilaj
(AU) vs. #95 Nate Schnugg (UGA), uf
6. Terence Nugent
(AU) vs. #104 Jamie Hunt, uf
Order of Finish: 4,2,1