Video: Emery Talks About Strong Start to Fall Season

Sept. 19, 2011

The University of Kentucky men's tennis just completed its opening weekend of the 2011 fall season in impressive fashion led by junior No. 95 Anthony Rossi claiming the singles title at the Duke Fab Four Invitational. Several other Wildcats performed well over the weekend at the Olympia Fields Invitational, with sophomore Alejandro Gomez going 4-0 at the event and fellow sophomore Tom Jomby posting a 3-1 record, including a win over No. 28 Casey Watt of Notre Dame. Senior No. 20 Alex Musialek went 3-1 at the tournament, defeating two ranked opponents.

Below is UK men's tennis head coach Dennis Emery's thoughts on his team's opening weekend, followed by complete results from both the Duke Fab Four Invitational and Olympia Fields Invitational.

UK Men's Tennis Head Coach Dennis Emery

Complete Results:
Olympia Fields Invitational
#7 Dennis Nevolo (ILL) def. Tom Jomby (UK), 6-3, 6-2
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Greg Andrews (ND), 7-6(7), 6-4
#20 Alex Musialek (UK) def. #45 Nick Andrews (CAL), 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4
No. 20 Alex Musialek (UK) def. Stephen Hoh (ILL), 6-4, 6-1
Tom Jomby (UK) def. No. 28 Casey Watt (ND), 6-2, 6-0
Stuart Kenyon (BAMA) def. Ryuji Hirooka (UK), 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-3
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Tim Kopinski (ILL), 6-4, 6-3
Wyatt McCoy (ND) def. Ryuji Hirooka (UK), 6-3, 6-1
Tom Jomby (UK) def. Daniil Proskura (BAMA), 6-2, 6-1
No. 7 Dennis Nevolo (ILL) def. No. 20 Alex Musialek (UK), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Bruno Abdelnour (ILL), 6-1, 6-0
Tom Jomby (UK) def. Billy Pecor (ND), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
#20 Alex Musialek (UK) def. #113 Ben Chen (UT), 6-2, 6-2
Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Chris Camillone (UT), 7-5, 6-0
Niall Fitzgerald (ND) def. Ryuji Hirooka (UK), 6-4, 6-3

Alex Musialek/Tom Jomby (UK) def. Casey Watt/Greg Andrews (ND), 8-4
Alex Musialek/Tom Jomby (UK) def. No. 21 Spencer Talmadge/Niall Fitzgerald (ND), 8-1
Alejandro Gomez/Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Sudanwa Sitaram/Ben Chen (UT), 8-1
David Holiner/Chris Camillone (UT) def. Alejandro Gomez/Ryuji Hirooka (UK), 8-5

UK junior Anthony Rossi is ranked No. 95 in the nation in singles.

Duke Fab Four Invite
No. 95 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. Luke Marchese (Duke) 6-3, 6-3
No. 95 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. Nick Jones (USC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 95 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. No. 4 Henrique Cunha (Duke) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
No. 116 Jarryd Botha (Alabama) def. Grant Roberts (UK) 6-1, 6-3
Cameron Ahari (UNC) def. Maks Gold (UK) 7-5, 6-4
Carlos Arboleda (Elon) def. Maks Gold (UK) 6-1, 6-4
Michael Thompson (Alabama) def. Panav Jha (UK) 2-6, 6-2, 12-10
Panav Jha (UK) def. Patrick O'Keefe (Radford) 6-2, 6-3
No. 95 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. Sean Weber (NCST) 6-4, 6-2
Grant Roberts (UK) def. Thomas Dehaen (Radford) 6-3, 6-2
Jason Tahir (Duke) def. Maks Gold (UK) 6-2, 6-2
Austin Powell (NCST) def. Panav Jha (UK) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3
Hunter Koontz (Va. Tech) def. Maks Gold (UK) 6-2, 6-4

Rossi/Jha (UK) def. Whiteford/Guthrie (W&M) 8-3
Burkhardt/Steiro (UNC) def. Rossi/Jha (UK) 8-6
Roberts/Gold (UK) def. Meulemans/O'Keefe (Radford) 8-6
Saba/Hemmeler (Duke) def. Roberts/Gold (UK) 8-6