Cougars Complete Day One of ECU Shootout
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The College of Charleston men’s tennis team made their official Fall debut at the ECU Shootout, finding mixed results following the first day of competition.
The Cougars got a healthy dose of CAA-rival James Madison in the opening day, playing the Dukes in nine of their 13 total matches. The College managed to split their four matches of doubles play, with Franz Sydow and Ryan Khan prevailing over JMU’s Sebastian Salinas and August Simonsen 7-6(6), and the freshman duo of Alec Angradi and Easton Thomas dispatching UNCG’s Daniel Hammerstedt and Logan Walker 6-1.
Singles play was more of a challenge for CofC, who dropped seven of their nine matchups. Vasily Kichigin scored a come-from-behind win in the top bracket of play against Salinas, surrendering the first set 6-1 before rallying to win the next two 6-3, 6-4. Angradi got the other CofC win to go perfect on the day with a 6-1, 6-3 win over UNCG’s Walker. Though he didn’t end up winning, Ryan Khan played a thrilling match featuring two tiebreaks against Richmond’s Alex Felisha, ultimately falling 7-6(4), 7-6(4).
The Cougars resume action tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
DAY ONE RESULTS
Theophile Lanthiez (JMU) def. Juan Estevarena (CofC) ~ 7-5, 6-2
Vasily Kichigin (CofC) def. Sebastian Salinas (JMU) ~ 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Damon Roberts (JMU) def. Benni Henning (CofC) ~ 6-3, 6-3
Alex Felisha (RICH) def. Ryan Khan (CofC) ~ 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
August Simonsen (JMU) def. Franz Sydow (CofC) ~ 6-3, 7-6(1)
Paul Mendoza (JMU) def. Luke Kusmider (CofC) ~ 6-2, 6-3
Alec Angradi (CofC) def. Logan Walker (UNCG) ~ 6-1, 6-3
Tate Steinour (JMU) def. Easton Thomas (CofC) ~ 6-3, 6-4
Miljan Runic (JMU) def. Jake Kusmider (CofC) ~ 6-4, 7-6(7)
Dunbar/Felisa (RICH) def. Estevarena/Kichigin (CofC) ~ 6-3
Sydow/Khan (CofC) def. Salinas/Simonsen (JMU) ~ 7-6(6)
Mendoza/Steinour (JMU) def. Henning/L.Kusmider (CofC) ~ 7-5
Angradi/Thomas (CofC) def. Hammerstedt/Walker (UNCG) ~ 6-1
DAY TWO DRAWS
Vasily Kichigin (CofC) vs. Freddie McGeehan (ECU)
Juan Estevarena (CofC) vs. Connor Thompson (UNCG)
Ryan Khan (CofC) vs. Ronny Georgi (ECU)
Benni Henning (CofC) vs. Philipe Osses-Konig (ELON)
Franz Sydow (CofC) vs. Kasey Countee (ECU)
Jake Kusmider (CofC) vs. Taylor Foote (ELON)
Alec Angradi (CofC) vs. Miljan Runic (JMU)
Luke Kusmider (CofC) vs. Javier Renones (ECU)
Easton Thomas (CofC) vs. Will Bisset (ECU)
Sydow/Khan (CofC) vs. Osses-Kinog/Port (ELON)
Estevarena/Kichigin (CofC) vs. Foote/Tomic (ELON)
Henning/L.Kusmider (CofC) vs. Aronsen/Polender (RICH)
Angradi/Thomas (CofC) vs. Berdinkoff/Roberts (JMU)