Sept. 28, 2007
The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team commenced its 2007-08 season with play at the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Cup in Portland, Ore., on Friday evening (Sept. 28) and saw some impressive performances from its players.
"The guys had a good day," interim head coach Darren Haworth said. "Art Karas and Nico Riego de Dios beat a top opponent from Portland. Freshman Kenneth Norling had a great day with a win over Portland State's No. 1 and followed that up with a hard-fought match with the second seed.
"Pannhara Mam was back in action today with a win over Feeney of Gonzaga. The doubles teams looked great and had some really impressive wins out there."
Pannhara Mam and Nico Riego de Dios will each play quarterfinal matches in the Flight A singles bracket on Saturday (Sept. 29). Darren Ramcharan, Kyle Cruzat and Jonathan Davis each will take on opposition in the Round of 16 of the Flight B singles bracket.
In doubles play, Art Karas and Riego de Dios as well as Jonathan Davis and Mam will play in quarterfinal contests on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ramcharan will team with Portland's Nick Wales for a quarterfinal match, as well.
Flight A Singles Round of 32
Kenneth Norling (EWU) def. Kyle Erickson (Portland State), 6-4, 7-6
Flight A Singles Round of 16
Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Conor Feeney (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-1
Joel Kincaid (Portland) def. Art Karas (EWU), 6-4, 7-5
Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Andrew Dobbs (Idaho), 6-4, 6-3
Filip Zivkovic (Portland) def. Kenneth Norling (EWU), 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Flight B Singles Round of 32
Darren Ramcharan (EWU) def. Smith (Linfield), 6-0, 6-0
Kyle Cruzat (EWU) def. Matt Kauffman (Linfield), 6-2, 6-2
Jonathan Davis (EWU) def. Tanner Svoboda (Portland State), 7-5, 6-3
Doubles Round of 32
Kyle Cruzat/Kenneth Norling (EWU) def. Rich Minice/Wolfe (Linfield), 8-1
Darren Ramcharan/Nick Wales (EWU/Portland) def. Tyler Allen/Jeff Cero (Portland State), 8-6
Doubles Round of 16
Art Karas/Nico Riego de Rios (EWU) def. Bryan Thorp/Charlie Yemm (Portland), 9-7
Jonathan Davis/Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Christoph Fuchs/Matthew Soloman (Whitman), 8-6
Darren Ramcharan/Nick Wales (EWU/Portland) def. Kyle Cruzat/Kenneth Norling (EWU), 9-8