Men's Tennis Completes Bulldog Scramble

Nov. 6, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky men’s tennis team went a combined 5-1 on Sunday, winning two doubles matches and three singles matches, to complete a successful three-day tournament in the University of Georgia Bulldog Scramble in Athens, Ga.

Kentucky started the day in doubles action by posting two wins. Sophomores Alejandro Gomez and Panav Jha earned an 8-4 win over Eduardo Segura Mandarino and Dusan Miljevic of Georgia Tech, while fellow sophomores Ryuji Hirooka and Maks Gold teamed up to take down Juan Pablo Gutierrez and Ismael Lahlou of Georgia State 8-1.

In singles action, Kentucky received wins from Gold, Hirooka and Gomez. Gold started the action with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Suresh Eswaran of Vanderbilt, while Hirooka also took down a Vanderbilt player when he defeated Blake Bazarnik 6-3, 6-2. Gomez was the final UK victor on the day, posting a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(6) win over Hunter Harrington of Clemson. Jha dropped his lone singles match, falling to No. 74 Yannick Madden of Clemson.

Hirooka led UK in the tournament, going 4-0 in singles action to take his fall record to 10-6. Gomez, Gold and Jha each went 3-1 in singles play, increasing Gomez’ fall record to 15-2, while Gold is now 5-8 and Jha ends the fall at 10-5.

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University of Georgia Bulldog Scramble
Friday, November 04, 2011
Doubles:
Dominique Madden/Zachary Rigsby (Clemson) def. Alejandro Gomez/Panav Jha (Kentucky) 8-6
Hunter Harrington/Yannick Maden (Clemson) def. Ryuji Hirooka/Maks Gold (Kentucky) 9-8(1)
Ignacio Taboada/Nathan Pasha (Georgia) def. Alejandro Gomez/Panav Jha (Kentucky) 8-3
Hernus Pieters/Eric Diaz (Georgia) def. Ryuji Hirooka/Maks Gold (Kentucky) 9-8(5)

Singles:
No. 74 Yannick Maden (CLEM) def. Alejandro Gomez (UK), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Panav Jha (UK) def. Hunter Harrington (CLEM), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Dominique Madden (CLEM), 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-4
Ismael Lahlou (Georgia State) def. Maks Gold (Kentucky), 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

Saturday, November 05, 2011
Singles:
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Nathan Pasha (UGA) 6-3, 6-2
Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Eric Diaz (UGA) 6-1, 6-4
Panav Jha (UK) def. No. 110 Ignacio Taboada (UGA) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Ismael Lahlou (GSU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Victor Valente (GSU) 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
Maks Gold (UK) def. Joe Dorn (VANDY) 6-3, 6-3
Panav Jha (UK) def. Blake Bazarnik (VANDY) 6-4, 6-3
Maks Gold (UK) def. Dominique Madden (CLEMSON) 6-4, 6-3

Sunday, November 06, 2011
Doubles:
Alejandro Gomez/Panav Jha (UK) def. Eduardo Segura Mandarino/Dusan Miljevic (GT) 8-4
Ryuji Hirooka/Maks Gold (UK) def. Juan Pablo Gutierrez/Ismael Lahlou (GSU) 8-1

Singles:
Maks Gold (UK) def. Suresh Eswaran (VANDY) 6-0, 6-2
Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Blake Bazarnik (VANDY) 6-3, 6-2
No. 74 Yannick Madden (CLEMSON) def. Panav Jha (UK), 6-4, 6-3
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Hunter Harrington (CLEMSON), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(6)