Andre Stenger along with Ford Zitsch won 2 doubles matches Friday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Finish Day 2 at ITA Regional

By NU Athletic Communications

Minneapolis, Minn.- The Nebraska men's tennis team competed in both doubles and singles winning five matches in all Friday at the ITA Regional Championship. 

In the doubles round of 64 Andre Stenger and Ford Zitsch knocked off OSU's RIfat Bikyakov and Richard Del Nunzio 9-7. Eric Sock and Brandon Videtich received a bye in this round, along with Sebastian Florczyk and Marc Hermann. Dusty Boyer and Scott Elsass fell to WSU's Tin Ostojic and Erick Reyes 8-4. 

In the doubles round of 32 Andre Stenger and Ford Zitsch fell to UA's Manfred Jeske and Mike Nott 9-8 (6). Erick Sock and Brandon Videtich beat UA's Hall Fess and Greg Lehmann 8-3, while Sebastian Florczyk and Marc Herrmann defeated WIU's Mitch Granger and Christoph Haertel 8-6. 

In singles play Dusty Boyer notched a win against OSU's Leonard Stakhovsky 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. Sebastian Florczyk fell to OU's Lawerence Formentera 3-6, 6-4, 6-0. Eric Sock fell to OU's Dane Webb 6-2, 6-4. Marc Herrmann was defeated by number 2 OU's Guillermo Alcorta by a score of 6-4, 6-2. Andre Stenger fell to OSU"S Trevor Horstmann 6-3, 6-3. 

Coach Kerry McDermott, "Dusty had a great win over a very solid player from Oklahoma in singles and played about as well as I have seen him all year. We have 2 doubles teams in the round of 16's and hope they can advance further tomorrow". 

Doubles – Round of 64

Andre Stenger/Ford Zitsch (Nebraska) def. Rifat Biktyakov/Richard Del Nunzio (Oklahoma State), 9-7

Tin Ostojic/Erick Reyes (Wichita State) def. Dusty Boyer/Scott Elsass (Nebraska), 8-4

Eric Sock/Brandon Videtich (Nebraska) received BYE

Sebastian Florczyk/Marc Herrmann (Nebraska) received BYE


Day 2 ITA Championships 

Doubles – Round of 32

Manfred Jeske/Mike Nott (Arkansas) def. Andre Stenger/Ford Zitsch (Nebraska), 9-8(6)

Eric Sock/Brandon Videtich (Nebraska) def. Hall Fess/Greg Lehmann (Arkansas), 8-3

Sebastian Florczyk/Marc Herrmann (Nebraska) def. Mitch Granger/Christoph Haertel (Western Illinois), 8-6

Singles – Round of 64

Lawrence Formentera (Oklahoma) def. Sebastian Florczyk (Nebraska), 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Trevor Horstmann (Oklahoma State) def. Andre Stenger (Nebraska), 6-3, 6-3

Dane Webb (5) (Oklahoma) def. Eric Sock (Nebraska), 6-2, 6-4

Dusty Boyer (Nebraska) def. Leonard Stakhovsky (Oklahoma), 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Guillermo Alcorta (2) (Oklahoma) def. Marc Herrmann (Nebraska), 6-4, 6-2



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