Sept. 28, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. ----- The UAB men's tennis team wrapped up first day action Friday at the Southern Miss Fall Invitational.
Zimmerman downed Anas Rouchdi of Troy at the No. 1 flight, 6-3, 6-1, while Puetz defeated the Trojans' Sami Ghorbel, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 3. Rondino won by a 6-4, 6-4 margin over Andre Stabile of Troy at the No. 2 position.
The Trojans were able to post wins over UAB in the lower half of the lineup. Daniel Bustamente downed the Blazers' Lucas Dirube, 7-5 6-3, at No. 4. At the No. 5 flight, Patrick Eichler won close one over UAB newcomer Luiz Felipe Pinto, 7-6, 7-6, at No. 5. UAB's David Cooper fell to Troy's Mansingh Athare, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6.
Play continues Saturday and concludes on Sunday.