Men's Tennis
Hagan, Van Lieshout and Boulieris Advance at Ball State Tennis Tournament

Trent Hagan

Trent Hagan

Sept. 15, 2006

Muncie, Ind. - Trent Hagan, Pete Van Lieshout and Niko Boulieris all advance to the quarterfinal round of their respective flights at the Ball State Fall Tennis Tournament in Muncie, Ind.

Hagan defeated Alex Friesen of Northern Illinois, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round and took down Doug Matthews of Xavier, 6-3, 6-0 in the second. In the B flight, Golden Eagle's freshman, Boulieris was able to come back in three sets to defeat J.T. Torbeck of Xavier, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6. In the second round he beat Tetta Oyama of Ball State, 7-6(4), 7-5, 12-10. Van Lieshout was able to come away with wins in both singles and doubles. He defeated Tony Mitson of IPFW, 6-3, 6-2 and partnered up with Greg Sirotek to defeat the duo of Butler's Sam Brown and Xavier's Brian Quinn, 8-4.

"I felt like we played okay in singles today," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "Trent, Nick and Pete all won two matches in the main flight. Brett (Binkley) lost a super tie breaker in the second round of the A flight. I thought we had a decent day in singles but we had a few guys that I was a little disappointed in their results."

Brett Binkley and Hagan were able to advance to the quarterfinal round of the flight A doubles by beating Javier Saab and Gregory Sosa of IUPUI, 9-7. Boulieris and Stephen Shao found themselves a spot in the semifinals of flight B by defeating the tandem of Nathan Jones and Aruro Salgado, 8-3 and Adam Ford and Diego Zegarra-Ballon, 8-2.

"In doubles I feel that Trent and Mark didn't play as well as they are capable of," said Rodecap. "We need to continue to get experience playing together and test out different combinations. Overall, it was a pretty productive day and we look forward to the matches tomorrow."



The tournament continues tomorrow, with play getting underway at 9:30 a.m.


Flight A Singles
(Round of 32) Brett Binkley (MU) def. Evgeng Samoylov (Bradley) 6-3, 2-6, 10-4
Trent Hagan (MU) def. Alex Friesen (NIU) 6-3, 6-1

(Round of 16) Evan West (Butler) def. Brett Binkley (MU) 1-6, 6-4, 10-4
Trent Hagan (MU) def. Doug Matthews (Xavier) 6-3, 6-0

Flight B Singles
(Round of 32) Sandy Berry (Butler) def. Stephen Shao (MU) 7-6, 3-6, 10-7
Niko Bouleris (MU) def. J.T. Torbeck (Xavier) 4-6, 7-5, 10-6
Adam Shaeffer (Xavier) def. Eric Fleming (MU) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

(Round of 16) Niko Boulieris (MU) def. Tetta Oyama (BSU) 7-6(4), 7-5, 12-10

(Round 1) Stephen Shao (MU) def. Mpilo Migogo (ISU) 2-6, 7-5, 11-9
Dean Guyer (IUPUI) def. Eric Fleming (MU) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8

Flight C Singles
(Round of 16) Alex Lau (Valpo) def. Tomek Czernuszewicz (MU) 6-1, 6-4
Pete Van Lieshout (MU) def. Tony Mitson (IPFW) 6-3, 6-2

Flight A Doubles
(Round of 16) Livingston/Friesen (NIU) def. Hagan/Rutherford (MU) 8-6
Binkley/Fleming (MU) def. Saab/Sosa (IUPUI) 9-7

(Round 1) Santo/Santos (WSU) def. Hagan/Rutherford (MU) 10-8, 6-4

Flight B Doubles
(Round of 16) Boulieris/Shao (MU) def. Jones/Salgado (IPFW) 8-3
(Quaterfinal) Boulieris/Shao (MU) def. Ford/Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) 8-2

Flight C Doubles
(Quarterfinal) Sirotek/Van Lieshout (MU) def. Brown/Quinn (Butler/Xavier) 8-4

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