Nov. 1, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Auburn men’s tennis team won seven of eight singles matches and earned a pair of wins in doubles on the first day of the Larry Easley Memorial hosted by UNLV on Friday.
Both Auburn doubles teams posted wins in the first round to begin play Friday morning at the Fertitta Complex. The 23rd-ranked tandem of Lukas Ollert/Dennis Lengsfeld breezed past Norther Arizona’s Alan Berrios/Alexandre Locc, 8-1, while the duo of Daniel Cochrane/Dante Saleh used a break to knock off Grand Canyon’s Ahmad Saleem/Adrian Legaretta, 8-6.
In singles, Ollert earned a pair of wins for Auburn in flight one. Ollert sprinted past Fabio Tomasetti of Northern Arizona, 6-0, 6-1. In his second match of the day, Ollert breezed to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Idaho’s Artemly Nikiti to advance to the semifinals on Saturday.
Cochrane joins Ollert in the semifinals of flight one after two straight-set wins. Cochrane cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Grand Canyon’s Felix Schueller to start play before taking down UNLV’s Tamas Batyi, 6-4, 6-2 to advance into the semifinals.
Lengsfeld finished 1-1 on Friday, posting a 6-2, 6-4 win over Denys Pume of UNLV in the first round, before falling to Oregon’s Robin Cambier 6-2, 7-6(6) in the quarterfinals of flight one. In the second flight, Saleh added two wins for Auburn.
Saleh quickly defeated Alex Roggenkamp of Grand Canyon, 6-2, 6-1. Saleh fought off Oregon’s Daniel Sardu in a first-set tiebreaker to pick up the victory 7-6(4), 6-1.
Play resumes tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the quarterfinals of the doubles draw followed by semifinals in singles. Saturday’s action concludes with the doubles semifinals.
2013 Larry Easley Memorial at UNLV
Fertitta Complex - Las Vegas, Nev.
First Round Singles
Lukas Ollert (AUB) def. Fabio Tomasetti (NAU) 6-0, 6-1
Denis Lengsfeld (AUB) def. Denys Pume (UNLV) 6-2, 6-4
Dan Cochrane (AUB) def. Felix Schueller (GCU) 6-1, 6-2
Lukas Ollert (AUB) def. Artemly Nikitin (ID) 6-2, 6-3
Dan Cochrane (AUB) def. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) 6-4, 6-2
First Round Singles
Dante Saleh (AUB) def. Alex Roggenkamp (GCU) 6-2, 6-1
Dante Saleh (AUB) def. Daniel Sardu (UO) 7-6 (4), 6-1
First Round Doubles
Daniel Cochrane/Dante Saleh (AUB) def. Alex Roggenkamp/Nicolas Moulin (GCU) 8-6
Lukas Ollert/Dennis Lengsfeld (AUB) def. Alan Berrios/Alexandre Locci (NAU) 8-1