Mam and Riego de Dios Have Impressive Runs at ITA Regionals

Oct. 22, 2007

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team completed its fall action with the ITA Regionals, which were contested from Wednesday-Sunday (Oct. 17-21) in Las Vegas, Nev. Nico Riego de Dios had an impressive run into the Round of 32, while Pannhara Mam went 6-1 in his seven matches.

Riego de Dios toppled Nik Persson of Denver 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 and Montana State's Esteban Ferrero in a tense 7-6, 7-6 decision in the main bracket before finally meeting his match in Max Jones of New Mexico, 6-3, 6-4.

Mam topped MSU's Pawel Turzanski 6-4, 6-2 before he was defeated by Evan Urbina of BYU, 6-2, 6-1. He had a really impressive run through the consolation bracket, however, earning wins over players from Denver, Utah State, New Mexico State, Weber State and UNLV.

Jonathan Davis, Art Karas and Kenneth Norling all saw action at the tournament as well, and each went 1-2 in three matches. The doubles team of Karas and Riego de Dios went 1-2, while Davis and Mam went 0-2.

The Eagles will commence the spring portion of their schedule on Jan. 25 against the University of Oregon. Eastern's first home contest will be its next match on Feb. 2 against Nevada.

Round of 128
Jim Brouleau (New Mexico State) def. Kenneth Norling (EWU), 6-3, 6-1
Jonathan Davis (EWU) def. Matt Searle (Utah State), 6-1, 6-0
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Pawel Turzanski (Montana State), 6-4, 6-2
Miles Bugby (New Mexico) def. Art Karas (EWU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Nik Persson (Denver), 2-6, 7-5, 7-6
Round of 64
Kyle McDonald (Montana State) def. Jonathan Davis (EWU), 6-4, 7-5
Evan Urbina (BYU) def. Pannhara Mam (EWU), 6-2, 6-1
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Esteban Ferrero (Montana State), 7-6, 7-6
Round of 32
Max Jones (New Mexico) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 6-3, 6-4

Consolation Round 1
Kenneth Norling (EWU) def. Chris Arena (Northern Arizona), 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
Art Karas (EWU) def. Alex Hart (Portland State), 6-3, 6-3
Round 2
Mikolaj Borkowski (Montana) def. Kenneth Norling (EWU), 7-5, 6-2
Rob Chalkley (Idaho) def. Jonathan Davis (EWU), 6-2, 6-3
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Rav Dhatt (Denver), 6-3, 6-3
Luca Barlocchi (UNLV) def. Art Karas (EWU), 6-0, 7-5
Round 3 Qualifier
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Oscar Ericsson (Utah State), 6-4, 6-0
Round 3
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Jim Brouleau (New Mexico State), 6-4, 6-4
Tom Young (BYU) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Round 4 Qualifier
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Henning Hipp (Weber State), 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
Round 4
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Wesley Burrows (UNLV), 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

Doubles Round of 64
Brett Rodgers/Taylor Soster (Air Force) def. Jonathan Davis/Pannhara Mam (EWU), 8-6
Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Danel Barrenetxea/Javier Royo (Idaho State), 8-3
Doubles Round of 32
Stanislav Glukhov/Andrey Potapkin (Idaho) def. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 9-8

Doubles Consolation Round 1
Matthew Kunkel/Bryan Miller (UNLV) def. Jonathan Davis/Pannhara Mam (EWU), 8-4
Round 2
Justin Hauck/Pawel Turzanski (Montana State) def. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 8-3

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