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Men's Tennis
Seahawk Men Open Strong At ITA Regionals

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 10/19/2012
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CARY, North Carolina - The UNCW men's tennis team carved out a 12-2 singles record for an outstanding opening day in the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships Thursday at the Cary Tennis Park.

Six Seahawks remain alive in singles play. Two rounds of singles and one round of doubles are scheduled Friday. The four-day event features players from North Carolina and South Carolina and serves as the qualifier for the ITA National Indoor Championships.

In action Thursday, UNCW junior Rafael Aita received a first-round bye before dispatching Presbyterian's William O'Connell, 6-4, 6-0. Teammates Zach Hublitz, Chris Cooprider, Michael Reilly, Sam Williams and Kosta Blank all won two matches to advance in the bracket.

Thursday Results
Pedro Mol (UNCW) d. Yula Hirowaka (Winthrop), 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
Gerado Meza (Clemson) d. Pedro Mol (UNCW), 6-3, 6-3
Zach Hublitz (UNCW) d. Sam Bloom (Wake Forest), 6-3, 6-3
Zach Hublitz (UNCW) d. Sean Weber (NC State), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4
Rafael Aita (UNCW) d. William O'Connell (Presbyterian), 6-4, 6-0
Nelson Vick (UNC Chapel Hill) d. Kaue Pereira (UNCW), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Chris Cooprider (UNCW) d. John Karle (Coastal Carolina), 6-3, 6-1
Chris Cooprider (UNCW) d. Anthony Delcore (Wake Forest), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Michael Reilly (UNCW) d. Simon Norenius (NC State), 6-3, 6-3
Michael Reilly (UNCW) d. Matthew Waissen (UNC Asheville), 7-5, 6-4
Sam Williams (UNCW) d. Joe Schafer (Davidson), 6-3, 6-4
Sam Williams (UNCW) d. Forrest Edwards (UNC Charlotte), 7-5, 6-4
Kosta Blank (UNCW) d. Ben Barnette (South Carolina), 6-1, 7-5
Kosta Blank (UNCW) d. Andrew Gross (UNC Chapel Hill), 7-6 91), 6-2

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