Auburn Competes At South Carolina Invitational
Head Coach Eric Shore

Nov. 1, 2009

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn men's tennis team took part in the South Carolina Invitational over the weekend, coming away with eight singles and six doubles victories. Junior Tim Puetz and sophomore Alex Stamchev continued their successful fall season, winning their doubles flight during the three-day tournament.

Puetz and Stamchev faced tough competition the entire weekend, taking on two top 10 doubles teams in the country. The pair, ranked No. 21 in the nation, defeated No. 10 Austen Childs and Simon Childs of Louisville on Friday (9-8) and followed with an 8-4 win over No. 9 Diego Cubas and Ivan Machado of South Carolina on Saturday. The duo finished the weekend with an 8-3 win over North Carolina's Andrew Crone and Alex Rafiee on Sunday to win Flight 1.

The pair of Michael Wardell and Nick Maurillo picked up two wins on the weekend. They opened the with an 8-2 loss to Viktor Maksumcuk and Andrew Carter of Louisville, but followed with an 8-6 win over South Carolina's Harry Menzies and Chris Sheehan. The Tiger duo finished with an 8-5 win over William Parker and Kyle Baker of North Carolina.

Michel Monteiro and Andreas Mies recorded a doubles win, defeating South Carolina's Ivan Cressoni and Johannes Pulsfort, 9-7, on Saturday.

Puetz also had success in singles play, finishing 2-0 on the weekend. The 54th-ranked player in the country opened with a three-set win over No. 12 Austen Childs from Louisville (6-2, 4-6, 6-4). He concluded the weekend with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over North Carolina's Jose Hernandez on Sunday.

Stamchev picked up a key win over No. 72 Simon Childs of Louisville on Friday, winning in two sets (6-3, 6-4). Also picking up wins over Louisville were Davis Taylor and Alex Jorne. Taylor topped Sumit-Prakash Gupta in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8)), while Jorne defeated Tim Barnoud, 10-5.



Maurillo, Wardell and Mies also came away with singles wins for Auburn. Wardell defeated Chris Sheehan of South Carolina (6-2, 6-2), while Maurillo bested North Carolina's Andrew Crone (6-2, 6-4). Mies picked up a win over South Carolina's Ivan Machado in three sets (5-7, 6-2, 7-5) on Saturday.

The Tigers return to action as they travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Florida State Tournament, Nov. 7-9.

South Carolina Invitational
Flight 1
(54) Tim Puetz (AU) def. Jose Hernandez (NC) 7-6 (3), 6-2 Johannes Pulsfort (SC) def. Alex Stamchev (AU) 7-6 (3), 6-3 (54) Tim Puetz (AU) def. (12) Austen Childs (UL) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Flight 2
Ryan Noble (NC) def. Alex Stamchev (AU) 6-3, 6-2 Ivan Cressoni (SC) def. Nick Maurillo (AU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Alex Stamchev (AU) def. (72) Simon Childs (UL) 6-3, 6-4

Flight 3
Nick Maurillo (AU) def. Andrew Crone (NC) 6-2, 6-4 Andreas Mies (AU) def. Ivan Machado (SC) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 Alejandro Calligari (UL) def. Nick Maurillo (AU) 6-4, 6-2

Flight 4
Cameron Ahari (NC) def. Michael Wardell (AU) 6-2, 6-2 Michael Wardell (AU) def. Chris Sheehan (SC) 7-5, 6-1 (62) Viktor Maksimcuk (UL) def. Andreas Mies (AU) 6-3, 7-6 (6)

Flight 5
William Parker (NC) def. Andreas Mies (AU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 Harry Menzies (SC) def. Michel Monteiro (AU) 6-4, 6-2 Andrew Carter (UL) def. Michael Wardell (AU) 6-3, 6-2

Flight 6
Kyle Baker (NC) def. Michel Monteiro (AU) 6-1, 6-4 David Wolff (SC) def. Davis Taylor (AU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 Robert Hall (UL) def. Michel Monteiro (AU) 6-2, 6-3

Flight 7
Zach Hunter (NC) def. Alex Jorne (AU) 6-4, 6-2 Davis Taylor (AU) def. Sumit-Prakash Gupta (UL) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8)

Flight 8
Alex Rafiee (NC) def. Davis Taylor (AU) 6-4, 6-4 Alex Jorne (AU) def. Tim Barnoud (UL) 10-5

Flight 1
(21) Tim Puetz/Alex Stamchev (AU) def. Andrew Crone/Alex Rafiee (NC) 8-3 (21) Tim Puetz/Alex Stamchev (AU) def. (9) Diego Cubas/Ivan Machado (SC) 8-4 (21) Tim Puetz/Alex Stamchev (AU) def. (10) Austen Childs/Simon Childs (UL) 9-8

Flight 2
Jose Hernandez/Ryan Noble (NC) def. Michel Monteiro/Andreas Mies (AU) 8-5 Michel Monteiro/Andreas Meis (AU) def. Ivan Cressoni/Johannes Pulsfort (SC) 9-7 Robert Hall/Alejandro Calligari (UL) def. Michel Monteiro/Andreas Meis (AU) 8-2

Flight 3
ZachHunter/Cameron Ahari (NC) def. Alex Jorne/David Taylor (AU) 8-5 Viktor Maksumcuk/Andrew Carter (UL) def. Nick Maurillo/Michael Wardell (AU) 8-2 Michael Wardell/Nick Maurillo (AU) def. Harry Menzies/Chris Sheehan (SC) 8-6

Flight 4
Michael Wardell/Nick Maurillo (AU) def. William Parker/Kyle Baker (NC) 8-5 Sumit-Prakash Gupta/Adam Donalson (UL) def. Alex Jorne/Davis Taylor (AU) 8-3