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Pacific Men's Tennis: UAB Too Much for Tigers

Mar 17, 2010
The Pacific mens tennis team dropped its first home match in over a month to the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) Tuesday afternoon 6-1. The Tigers fell to 3-7 with the loss.


Overall, said Head Coach Matt Lucas, Im disappointed. We didnt show up in some spots. Artem did a nice job at one and [Vegerd] competed well at No. 5


Artem Gramma (Krivoj Roj, Ukraine) defeated Danny Manlow 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets at the No. 1 position. The win broke the juniors two-game skid and improved his spring singles record to 8-5 overall.


Playing out of the No. 5 position, senior Vegerd Veskimagi (Saku, Estonia) rebounded after dropping set one 6-3 by nearly sweeping set two (6-1) and sent the match into a third and final set.


Veskimagi came back from a one game deficit to force a match-tie break against Tyrone Ewels. But despite leading 4-2, he could not hold on and eventually fell 7-6 (5).


Pacific is back in action this weekend when they face No. 53 Iowa in Indian Wells, Calif. as part of the Wichita State Tournament. Match time against the Hawks is set for March 20 at 1 p.m.





UAB 6, Pacific 1

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stockton, Calif. 2 p.m.



No. 1 - Danny Manlow/Daniel Moser def. Vegerd Veskimagi/Karl-Erik Paaro (PAC) 8-3

No. 2 - Ivan Castro/Artem Gramma (PAC) def. Alex Emery/Dan Cornei (UAB) 8-5

No. 3 - Tyrone Ewels/David Zimmerman (UAB) def. Renan Delsin/Fernando Ristow (PAC) 8-6


Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3



No. 1 - Artem Gramma (PAC) def. Manlow (UAB) 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 - Emery (UAB) def. Ivan Castro (PAC) 6-4, 6-3

No. 3 - Zimmerman (UAB) def. Renan Delsin (PAC) 6-0, 6-3

No. 4 - Moser (UAB) def. Fernando Ristow (PAC) 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 - Ewels (UAB) def. Vegerd Veskimagi (PAC) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5)

No. 6 - Cornei (UAB) def. Karl-Erik Paaro (PAC) 7-5, 6-2*


Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 6*, 4, 5


*Clinched match