Oct. 18, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB men's tennis team won six matches on the first day of play Friday at the Samford Fall Invite.
UAB, host Samford and Jacksonville State are playing in the tournament at the Samford Tennis Center.
The format in the event consists of flighted round-robin singles and doubles brackets with the No. 1 and No. 2 singles players in one draw, the No. 3 and 4 players in a second draw and the No. 5 and 6 players in a third draw. There will also be two doubles flights.
Martell downed Jacksonville State's Dylan Gee, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, Dirube outlasted JSU's Mathias Chaim, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 while Pinto eased past the Gamecocks' Diaz, 6-1, 6-0. UAB's Donovan McSeveney lost a tight 7-5, 7-6 decision to Jacksonville State's Pedro Wagner.
Hill took care of JSU's Felipe Wenzel, 7-6, 6-2, and McCombs rallied to defeat the Gamecocks' Joshua Bourke, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 3 and No. 4 Flights.
In the No 1 doubles flight, McSeveney and Martell fell to Samford's Elliot Barnwell and Trey Carter, 8-4. In No. 2 doubles flight action, Dirube and Pinto defeated Austin Akers and Fares Kilani, 8-4.
FLIGHTS #1 and #2
Pedro Wagner (JSU) def. Donovan McSeveney (UAB) 7-5, 7-6
Mitchell Martell (UAB) def. Dylan Gee (JSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Lucas Dirube (UAB) def. Mathias Chaim (JSU) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Luiz Felipe Pinto (UAB) def. Felipe Diaz (JSU) 6-1, 6-0
Elliot Barnwell/Trey Carter (Samford) def. Donovan McSeveney/Mitchell Martell (UAB) 8-4
Lucas Dirube/Luiz Felipe Pinto (UAB) def. Austin Akers/Fares Kilani (Samford) 8-4