Oct. 25, 2008
WACO, Texas- Baylor men's tennis had a powerful opening day in the 2008 Wilson/ITA South Central Region Championships Saturday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas. The Bears saw the advancement of four singles players and all three doubles pairs to the round of sixteen.
Singles action began at 8 a.m. as Baylor's three freshmen took the courts. Marc Bruche defeated UT-Arlington's Dmitry Minkin 7-5, 6-0 to advance to the round of 64 where he took down Rook Schellenberg of Texas 6-3, 7-5. Texas Tech's Gonzalo Escobar downed Jurica Grubisic in a three-set match 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, while Jose Zunino of Texas A&M- CC beat Julian Bley in another three-set match 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Grubisic and Bley went on to continue play in the consolation draw. Grubisic defeated Kudakwashe Nvatoti of Prairie View A&M 6-1, 6-7, 1-0. Bley downed Alex Panayides of TCU 6-1, 6-1.
Sixth-seeded Dominik Mueller had a bye in the round of 128, along with Attila Bucko and Jordan Rux, both seeded nine. Their play began in the round of 64. Mueller overcame Arlen Domoney of Louisiana-Lafayette in three sets 6-0, 5-7, 6-1. Bucko beat TCU's Cameron Nas 6-2, 6-0, and Rux downed Andre Moreira of UT-San Antonio 6-2, 6-2.
In doubles play, all of Baylor's tandems advanced to the round of 32 after receiving byes in the opening round. Bley and Rux triumphed over Colin Hoover and Kayvon Karimi of Texas A&M 8-3. Bruche and Mueller overcame Dmitry Novikov and Zunino of Texas A&M-CC 9-8(7). Bucko and Grubisic defeated Maciej Bouesz and Tobias Schneider of Lamar 8-5.
The Bears resume play Saturday, October 26 with singles beginning at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. followed by doubles action starting at 4 p.m.
For tournament updates and complete results visit: http://www.itatennis.com/Events/RegionalChampionships.htm
Round of 128
Marc Bruche (BU) def. Dmitry Minkin (UTA) 7-5, 6-0
Gonzalo Escobar (TTU) def. Jurica Grubisic (BU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Jose Zunino (TAMU-CC) def. Julian Bley (BU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
(6) Dominik Mueller (BU)- bye
(9) Attila Bucko (BU)- bye
(9) Jordan Rux (BU)- bye
Round of 64
(6) Dominik Mueller (BU) def. Arlen Domoney (Louisiana-Lafayette) 6-0, 5-7, 6-1
(9) Attila Bucko (BU) def. Cameron Nash (TCU) 6-2, 6-0
Marc Bruche (BU) def. Rook Schellenberg (UT) 6-3, 7-5
(9) Jordan Rux (BU) def. Andre Moreira (UTSA) 6-2, 6-2
Round of 64
Bley/Rux (BU)- bye
Bruche/Mueller (BU)- bye
Bucko/Grubisic (BU)- bye
Round of 32
Bley/Rux (BU) def. Hoover/Karimi (TAMU) 8-3
Bruche/Mueller (BU) def. Novikov/Zunino (TAMU-CC), 9-8 (7)
Bucko/Grubisic (BU) def. Boguesz/Schneider (Lamar) 8-5
(6) Dominik Mueller (BU) vs. Christian Saravia (Rice)
Consolation Third Round
Jurica Grubisic (BU) vs. Andy Wang (Rice)
Julian Bley (BU) vs. Christian Rojmar (TTU)
Round of 16
Bley/Rux (BU) vs. (4) Corrie/Wiegand (UT)
Bruche/Mueller (BU) vs. (5) Brighiu/Simon (TCU)
Bucko/Grubisic (BU) vs. (1) Krajicek/Pollock (TAMU)