Riego de Dios has Strong Weekend for Eagles

EWU men's tennis squad opens 2009-10 campaign with EWU/GU Classic

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team competed in its first event of the 2009-10 season over the weekend, co-hosting the EWU/GU Classic on the Eastern campus in Cheney from Friday-Sunday (Oct. 2-4).

Nico Riego de Dios had the strongest weekend of play, advancing to the semifinal round in singles play while teaming with Stefan Simikic to earn a berth in the doubles quarterfinals.

In singles, the senior had three wins on his run to the semifinal round, defeating Idaho's Abid Akbar, teammate Kevin Anderson and Stanislav Glukhov, also of Idaho, on the way.

Riego de Dios and Simikic knocked off Seattle University's Alex Montgomery and Jordan Prince 8-5 in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Also having a nice tournament run in singles play was Julian Sanchez, as he eliminated Lewis-Clark State's Benjamin Robert and Gonzaga's Roman Dojcak to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Eagles are back in action this weekend at the Boise State Fall Classic, which will be played in Idaho's capital city from Friday-Sunday (Oct. 9-11).

Singles Round of 64
Flavio Malagutti (EWU) def. Jeff Cero (Portland State), 6-3, 6-4
Mark Shkretbtan (Seattle) def. Tarun Kishan (EWU), 7-6, 6-2
Chad Henninger (EWU) def. Zach Williams (Seattle), 6-2, 6-2
Fernando Mussolini (EWU) def. David Cysneiros (Montana), 6-1, 4-6, (10-5)
Kevin Anderson (EWU) def. Zach Lubek (Portland State), 6-1, 6-1

Singles Round of 32
Stefan Simikic (EWU) def. Oliver Sindayigama (LCSC), 6-0, 7-6
Julian Sanchez (EWU) def. Benjamin Robert (LCSC), 7-5, 6-4
Alex Joitoiu (Idaho) def. Chad Henninger (EWU), 6-4, 6-2
Alex VanDerschelden (Portland State) def. Fernando Mussolini (EWU), 7-5, 6-3
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Abid Akbar (Idaho), 7-6, 6-1
Kevin Anderson (EWU) def. Conor Feeney (Gonzaga), 6-4, 6-1

Singles Round of 16
Lachlan Reed (Idaho) def. Stefan Simikic (EWU), 6-3, 6-4
Julian Sanchez (EWU) def. Roman Dojcak (Gonzaga), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Kevin Anderson (EWU), 6-3, 6-2

Singles Quarterfinals
Alan Shin (Idaho) def. Julian Sanchez (EWU), 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Stanislav Glukhov (Idaho), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Singles Semifinals
Alex Joitoiu (Idaho) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles Round of 32
Kevin Anderson/Chad Henninger (EWU) def. Jake Knox/Alan Shin (Idaho), 8-6
Tarun Kishan/Fernando Mussolini (EWU) def. Benjamin Robert/Sam Tozer (Lewis-Clark State), 9-7

Doubles Round of 16
David Cysneiros/Raydner Ramos (Montana) def. Flavio Malagutti/Julian Sanchez (EWU), 8-2
Kyle Erickson/Chris Rice (Portland State) def. Kevin Anderson/Chad Henninger (EWU), 8-4
Nico Riego de Dios/Stefan Simikic (EWU) def. Alex Montgomery/Jordan Prince (Seattle), 8-5
Mikolaj Borkowski/Carl Kuschke (Montana) def. Tarun Kishan/Fernando Mussolini (EWU), 8-3

Doubles Quarterfinals
Abid Akbar/Stanislav Glukhov (Idaho) def. Nico Riego de Dios/Stefan Simikic (EWU), 9-7



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