Sept. 22, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Freshman Thomas Pecor (Houston, Texas) and sophomore Austin Jones (Dallas, Texas) led the efforts of the Navy men's tennis team in the ECU Fall Shootout that was held this weekend in Greenville, N.C.
Pecor and Jones each posted 1-1 records in singes play and combined for a 2-1 record as a doubles tandem. Making their results more impressive was the fact that they were competing in the top flight at the tournament in both singles and doubles.
Pecor split a pair of three-set singles matches at the event. He first lost by the score of 10-6 in the third-set tiebreaker (used in place of a full third set) to Nicolas Soriano of East Carolina before defeating James Madison's Rob Stirling by the count of 10-3 in the breaker. Jones began his weekend by posting a 6-2, 6-2 win over Leo Christofides of Coastal Carolina before dropping a 6-1, 6-2 decision to Richmond's Jacob Dunbar.
As a doubles team, Jones and Pecor recorded wins over East Carolina Damien Brenard and Mario Martinez (8-4) and James Madison's Milian Ruzic and Sebastian Salinas (8-1) and lost an 8-4 decision to Richmond's brother tandem of Ethan and Jacob Dunbar (8-4).
"We need to take the lessons we learned in our first two tournaments of the year and get to work on them this week in practice," said Navy head coach John Officer.
Navy will return home to play host to the Navy All-Conference Invitational Friday through Sunday. Indiana, Princeton, Arkansas and Penn State all will be sending players to compete in the event.
Nicolas Soriano (ECU) def. Thomas Pecor, 6-3 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Thomas Pecor def. Rob Stirling (JMU), 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (10-3)
Austin Jones def. Leo Christofides (CC), 6-2, 6-2
Jacob Dunbar (Rich) def. Austin Jones, 6-1, 6-2
Mario Martinez (ECU) def. Calvin Mark, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Maxi Branth (JMU) def. Calvin Mark, 6-4, 6-4
Philippe Tsangaridis (CC) def. Blake Daniel, 6-2, 6-3
Alex Hahn (Rich) def. Blake Daniel, 6-3, 6-2
Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) def. Krishna Jana, 6-1, 6-1
Niels Kathol (JMU) def. Krishna Jana, 6-1, 6-4
Rick Timmerman (CC) def. Alex Gaines, 6-3, 6-2
Jonathan Quenard (Rich) def. Alex Gaines, 6-3, 6-2
Jared Morris (ECU) def. Tyler Tossavainen, 6-0, 6-0
Tyler Tossavainen def. Mason Smith (JMU), 6-3, 6-3
Stefan Jakubov (CC) def. Jake Darrah, 6-4, 6-2
Miles Holvoet (ECU) def. Jake Darrah, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4)
Jones / Pecor def. Damien Brenard / Mario Martinez (ECU), 8-4
Jones / Pecor def. Milian Ruzic / Sebastian Salinas (JMU), 8-1
Ethan Dunbar / Jacob Dunbar (Rich) def. Jones / Pecor. 8-4
Leo Christofides / Philippe Tsangaridis (CC) def. Daniel / Mark, 8-2
Brett Moorhead / Rob Stirling (JMU) def. Daniel / Mark, 8-5
Blake Gregory / Miles Holvoet (ECU) def. Gaines / Tossavainen, 8-5
Maxi Branth / Mason Smith (JMU) def. Gaines / Tossavainen, 8-4
Alex Hahn / Stathi Kyriakides (Rich) def. Gaines / Tossavainen, 8-2
Renan Samed / Rick Timmerman (CC) def. Darrah / Jana, 8-6
Noah Fenton / Stathi Kyriakides (Rich) def. Darrah / Jana, 8-5