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Men's Tennis Concludes Rainbow Warrior Challenge

Sophomore Panav Jha went 2-0 in singles action this weekend.

Sophomore Panav Jha went 2-0 in singles action this weekend.

Jan. 8, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky men’s tennis seniors No. 5 Eric Quigley and No. 13 Alex Musialek, along with junior No. 36 Anthony Rossi, each posted a straight-sets singles win Sunday en route to Kentucky having a successful final day in both singles and doubles action at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge in Honolulu.

The tournament was split into three singles flights and two doubles flights with both UK and Hawaii having three singles players and two doubles teams in each flight. The event was played in round-robin format.

“The results today wrapped up what was a great trip for our team,” UK head coach Dennis Emery said. “Our team is anxious for the SEC Coaches’ Indoor event to begin next Friday in Lexington. Many highly ranked teams will be in town for what is always one of the best events in the nation. We have had great success at this event the past few years and hopefully this year won’t be any different.”

Quigley claimed his singles win in Flight A, taking down Dmytro Kovalyov 6-2, 6-2 to end the weekend 2-0 in singles play, while Musialek also went 2-0 over the weekend, defeating David Schuster 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday in singles Flight C. Rossi played in singles Flight B on Sunday, earning a 6-3, 6-4 win over Danilo Casanova.

Quigley has a career singles record of 139-43, sitting only two wins shy of tying Jesse Witten (2002-05) for second all-time in career singles wins. Paul Varga (1982-85) holds the school record in career singles wins with a 144-80 post. Musialek is 91-41 for his career in singles action, ranking him tied for 17th on Kentucky career singles wins list with Carlos Drada and Greg Van Emburgh.

Sophomores Ryuji Hirooka, No. 85 Panav Jha and Maks Gold also claimed singles wins at the event Sunday. Hirooka took down Jared Spiker 6-4, 7-5 in Flight B, while in Flight C Jha defeated Carter Lam 6-1, 7-5 and Gold made light work of Chris Meyer 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles action, UK went 3-1. Quigley and Jha teamed up to take down Jonathan Brooklyn and Casanova 8-1, while sophomore Tom Jomby and Rossi finished up play in Flight A with a 8-5 win over Spiker and Kovalyov. UK earned one win in Flight B, with sophomores Alejandro Gomez and Grant Roberts defeating Charlie Rice and Schuster 8-6.

Kentucky will return to action this weekend when it hosts the Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Indoor Championships at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. Play is set to begin Friday morning.  

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Rainbow Warrior Challenge
Honolulu, Hawaii – UH Tennis Complex
January 8, 2012
Singles (Flight A)
No. 5 Eric Quigley (UK) def. Dmytro Kovalyov (UH) 6-2, 6-3
Jonathan Brooklyn (UH) def. No. 111 Alejandro Gomez (UK) 7-6(6), 6-1
Chas Okamoto (UH) def. No. 95 Tom Jomby (UK) 6-0, 6-3
 
Singles (Flight B)
Charlie Rice (UH) def. Grant Roberts (UK) 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4
No. 36 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. Danilo Casanova (UH) 6-3, 6-4
Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Jared Spiker (UH) 6-4, 7-5
 
Singles (Flight C)
No. 85 Panav Jha (UK) def. Carter Lam (UH) 6-1, 7-5
No. 13 Alex Musialek (UK) def. David Schuster (UH) 6-3, 6-1
Maks Gold (UK) def. Chris Meyer (UH) 6-1, 6-3
Carter Lam (UH) def. Matt Davis (UK), 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5)
 
Doubles (Flight A)
Quigley/Jha (UK) def. Brooklyn/Casanova (UH) 8-1
Jomby/Rossi (UK) def. Spiker/Kovalyov (UH) 8-5
 
Doubles (Flight B)
Okamoto/Meyer (UH) def. Hirooka/Gold (UK) 9-8(5)
Gomez/Roberts (UK) def. Rice/Schuster (UH) 8-6

January 7, 2012
Singles (Flight A)
No. 5 Eric Quigley (UK) def. Jonathan Brooklyn (UH) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
No. 13 Alex Musialek (UK) def. Dmytro Kovalyov (UH) 6-4, 6-3
No. 36 Anthony Rossi (UK) def. Chas Okamoto (UH) 6-4, 6-3

Singles (Flight B)
No. 85 Panav Jha (UK) def. Jared Spiker (UH) 6-4, 1-6, 6-0
No. 95 Tom Jomby (UK) def. Charlie Rice (UH) 6-2, 6-3
No. 111 Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Danilo Casanova (UH) 6-3, 6-4

Singles (Flight C)
Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Chris Meyer (UH) 6-3, 6-1
Maks Gold (UK) def. David Schuster (UH) 7-6(4), 6-0
Grant Roberts (UK) def. Carter Lam (UH) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (Flight A)
Eric Quigley/Ryuji Hirooka (UK) def. Jonathan Brooklyn/Danilo Casanova (UH) 8-4
Alex Musialek/Alejandro Gomez (UK) def. Dmytro Kovalyov/Jared Spiker (UH) 8-3

Doubles (Flight B)
Maks Gold/Grant Roberts (UK) def. Charlie Rice/David Shuster (UH) 8-4
Chris Meyer/Chas Okamoto (UH) def. Matt Davis/Anthony Rossi (UK) 8-2


 

 

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