Atlanta, Ga. - The Nebraska men's tennis team put together a solid performance for their first day of competition at the Georgia State Tennis Invite on Friday. The Huskers saw success on the court in both doubles and singles to get their feet on the ground this fall.
In singles, the scarlet and cream earned victories in both the blue and the white flights at the event. In the blue flight, Nebraska's Andrew Dzulynsky toppled South Alabama's Gerhard Gruindelingh 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 while fellow Husker Marc Herrmann ousted USA's Manuel Belda 6-3, 6-4. NU's Dusty Boyer fell to South Alabama's ITA pre-season No. 50-ranked Daniel Leitner 7-6 (3), 6-1 as the Huskers' Tom Blackwell slipped against USA's Tuki Jacobs 4-6, 6-7 (4).
In the singles white flight, Nebraska's Brandon Videtich squashed South Alabama's Jan Hellmich 6-3, 6-2 while new Husker transfer Beau Treyz scraped past USA's Sebastian Kirmse 6-3, 6-2. NU's Vasileios Stavropoulos suffered a slim defeat to South Alabama's Shayann Vaezzadeh 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-10 while fellow Husker Bradford Zitsch also stumbled to a loss against USA's Juan Troglia 4-6, 3-6.
Doubles play afforded slightly more success for the Big Red. In blue flight doubles, Nebraska's Videtich and Zitsch paired to charge past South Alabama's Leitner and Belda 8-3 before losing to Georgia State's No. 58-ranked Robert Schulze and Sofiane Chevallier 5-8. Huskers Stavropoulos and Boyer notched a win versus Georgia State's Thomas Cook and Valentin Horvat 9-8 followed by a defeat to USA's Tuki Jacobs and Gerhard Gruindelingh 5-8.
In the doubles white flight, Nebraska's Herrmann and Treyz partnered to tally a victory over Georgia State's Jannis Koeke and Eric Baum 8-4 but couldn't manage another as they were outpaced by South Alabama's Vaezzadeh and Troglia 8-9. NU's Charlie Shin and Chris Schindler snagged two victories on the doubles court with one over USA's Kirmse and Hellmich 8-3 and the other against Georgia State's Chinmay Handa and Christian Gochnauer 9-7.
Nebraska's Scott Elsass, Sebastian Florczyk and Court Clark did not participate in matches and did not travel with the team to the event. Florczyk took a medical redshirt for the Huskers and will not participate all season for the Big Red due to an injury suffered in the off season.
The scarlet and cream are set to continue action at the event on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. following a warm-up that starts at 1 p.m. The results of the day's matches will be posted here at Huskers.com at the conclusion of play.
Day One Results
(GSO) Rayane Djouad def. (GSU) Thomas Cook 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
(USA) Daniel Leitner def. (NEB) Dusty Boyer 7-6 (3), 6-1
(GSU) Jannis Koeke def. (GSO) Oliver Webb 7-6, 6-4
(NEB) Andrew Dzulynsky def. (USA) Gerhard Gruindelingh 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
(GSU) Robert Schuzle def. (GSO) Marco Osorio 6-2, 6-4
(NEB) Marc Herrmann def. (USA) Manuel Belda 6-3, 6-4
(GSU) Eric Baum (GSU) def. (GSO) Nico De Groof (USA) 6-0, 6-2
(USA) Tuki Jacobs def. (NEB) Tom Blackwell 6-4, 7-6 (4)
(GSO) Albert Codina Sala def. (GSU) Sofiane Chevallier 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
(USA) Shayann Vaezzadeh def. (NEB) Vasileous Stavropoulos 6-2, 6-7 (5), 10-6
(GSU) Valentin Horvat def. (USA) Rafael Racy 2-6, 7-6, 10-6
(USA) Juan Troglia def. (NEB) Bradford Zitsch 6-4, 6-3
(GSU) Chinmay Handa def. (GSO) Daniel Rush 7-6, 4-6, 10-2
(NEB) Brandon Videtich def. (USA) Jan Hellmich 6-3, 6-2
(GSO) Christian Kerrigan def. (GSU) Gochnauer 6-4, 6-2
(NEB) Beau Treyz def. (USA) Sebastian Kirmse 6-3, 6-2
(GSO) Djouad/Webb def. (GSU) Schulze/Chevallier 8-5
(NEB) Videtich/Zitsch def. (USA) Leitner/Belda 8-3
(GSU) Cook/Horvat def. (GSO) De Groof/Osorio 8-4
(USA) Jacobs/Gruindelingh def. (NEB) Boyer/Stavropoulos 8-5
(GSU) Schulze/Chevallier def. (NEB) Videtich/Zitsch 8-5
(USA) Leitner/Belda def. (GSO) Djouad/Webb 9-8
(NEB) Boyer/Stavropoulos def. (GSU) Cook/Horvat 9-8
(USA) Jacobs/Gruindelingh def. (GSO) De Groof/Osorio 8-4
(GSU) Koeke/Buam def. (GSO) Kerrigan/Rush 8-4
(USA) Vaezzadeh/Troglia def. (NEB) Hermann/Treyz 9-8
(GSO) Racy/Codina Sala def. (GSU) Handa/Gochnauer 8-4
(NEB) Shin/Schindler def. (USA) Kirmse/Hellmich 8-3
(NEB) Herrmann/Treyz def. (GSU) Koek/Baum 8-4
(USA) Vaezzadeh/Troglia def. (GSO) Kerrigan/Rush 8-1
(NEB) Shin/Schindler def. (GSU) Handa/Gochnauer 9-7
(GSO) Racy/Codina Sala def. (USA) Kirmse/Hellmich 8-1