Men's Tennis Team Continues Play At Southern Miss

UABSPORTS.COM Lucas Dirube won his singles match Saturday vs. Southern Miss.
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Lucas Dirube won his singles match Saturday vs. Southern Miss.
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Sept. 29, 2012

HATTIEBURG, Miss. ------ The UAB men's tennis team continued play Saturday at the Southern Miss Fall Invitational.

Rafael Rondino, a transfer from Auburn, won both of his singles matches to highlight play for the Blazers. Rondino defeated Southern Miss' Vasco Valerde, 7-5, 6-4, and also downed Laurynas Antropikas, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.

Senior David Zimmerman split a pair of matches, beating Stetson's Cahit Kapukiran, 6-3, 6-0, but losing a three-setter to the Golden Eagles' Matt Frost, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Junior Lucas Dirube was a 6-7, 7-5, 10-6 winner over Southern Miss' Brad Marriott but dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Stetson's Egor Panyushkin.

UAB's Tom Puetz, Luiz Felipe Pinto and David Cooper fell in both of their singles matches against opponents from Southern Miss and Stetson.

UAB vs. Southern Miss
No. 1 - Matt Frost (Southern Miss) def. David Zimmerman (UAB) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 - Rafael Rondino (UAB) def. Vasco Valerde (Southern Miss) 7-5, 6-4
No. 3 - Andew Goodwin (Southern Miss) def. Tom Puetz (UAB) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 - Lucas Dirube (UAB) def. Brad Marriott (Southern Miss) 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 10-6
No. 5 - Juan Escobar (Southern Miss) def. Luiz Felipe Pinto (UAB) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 - Inaki Belloso (Southern Miss) def. David Cooper (UAB) 6-0, 6-3

UAB vs. Stetson
No. 1 - David Zimmerman (UAB) def. Cahit Kapukiran (Stetson) 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 - Rafael Rondino (UAB) def. Laurynas Antropikas (Stetson) 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
No. 3 - Didrik Berg (Stetson) def. Tom Puetz (UAB) 7-5, 7-5
No. 4 - Egor Panyushkin (Stetson) def. Lucas Dirube (UAB) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 - Chester Espie (Stetson) def. Luiz Felipe Pinto (UAB) 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 - Hans Adrian Riseng (Stetson) def. David Cooper (UAB) 6-2, 6-1