Day Two of ITA Regional Action

LAKELAND, Fla. – (Tennis) After the best day one ITA Regional start in the programs’ history with both the women and the men combining for seven wins out
of eleven matches, Tech still has three men’s players advancing to day three of the 2006 ITA Regional competition.

The #4 seeded pair of Keith Kessler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Clifford Giel (Savaneta, Aruba) opened up the day shutting down the Eagles from Florida Gulf Coast
tandem of Alex Gjesten and Alberto Gutierrez 8-2. Giel and Kessler have now advanced to the Quarterfinal action.

In the second round of the men’s back draw action freshman Jonathan Hanna (Nassau, Bahamas) upset Barry’s David Barragan 6-2, 6-1. Hanna will now face Jon
Bonner of Eckerd College tomorrow in the back draw singles quarterfinals.

Hanna and senior teammate Christian Smith (Arouca, Trinidad) advance on to the quarterfinal doubles round after Florida Gulf Coast’s Brenton Bacon and
Andrew Karn chose to default.

After a flawless first day going undefeated on the women’s side, the Panthers unfortunately faced top ranked players (seeded #1 and #2) and were both
eliminated. Freshman newcomer Natalia Ramos (San Juan, Puerto Rico) jumped out early to defeat Lynn’s Leigh Shelton in second round action 1-6, 6-1, 10-8
only to face #2 Ildiko Csordas of Barry falling 6-1, 6-3 in quarterfinal action.

Sophomore Michaela Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) fell in her only single match of the day to #1 seeded Tasi Purcell of Rollins 6-3, 6-0. Both players’
teamed up in second round doubles action succumbing to #2 seeded tandem Alex Schunk and Vici Weltz from Lynn 8-2.

2006 Wilson ITA Southeast Regional Tournament
Hosted by Florida Southern in Lakeland, Florida
Thursday, September 28th thru Sunday, October 1st
Court Locations: FS – Florida Southern Courts; CC – City Courts

Men Team Abbreviations: Barry (BU); Carson-Newman (CN);
Eckerd (EC); Florida Gulf Coast (FGC): Florida Southern (FS);
Florida Tech (FT); Lynn (LU); Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA);
Presbyterian (PC); Rollins (RC); Saint Leo (SL)
Women Team Abbreviations: Barry (BU); Carson-Newman (CN);
Eckerd (EC); Florida Gulf Coast (FGC): Florida Southern (FS);
Florida Tech (FT); Lynn (LU); Nova Southeastern (NS)
Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA); Presbyterian (PC);
Rollins (RC); Saint Leo (SL); Tampa (UT)

First Round of 64
(7) Keith Kessler (FT) def. David Barragan (BU) – 7-6 (5), 6-3
Clifford Giel (FT) def. John Borthick (CN) – 6-0, 6-1
Isaac Galindo (FS) def. Jonathan Hanna (FT) – 6-0, 6-2
Axel Joachim (LU) def. Christian Smith (FT) – 6-2, 6-0
Second Round of 32
Gustavo Carvalho (RC) def. (7) Kessler (FT) – 6-4, 6-4
Manuel Lauter (BU) def. Giel (FT) – 6-1, 2-6, 10-8

Men’s Singles Back Draw
Singles 1st Round
Hanna (FT) def. Michael Schwartz (RC) – default
Ray Duyungan (FS) def. Smith (FT) – 6-1, 6-1

First Round of Doubles 32
(4) Cliff Giel/Keith Kessler (FT) def. John Borthick/Stephen McNally (CN) – 8-1
Manuel Lauter/ Victor Rodriguez (BU) def. Hanna/Smith (FT) – 8-5

Second Round of Doubles 16
(4) Cliff Giel/Keith Kessler (FT) def. Alex Gjesten/ Alberto Gutierrez (FGC) – 8-2

Third Round- Quarterfinals (Saturday)
(4) Giel/Kessler (FT) vs. Aaron Chapman/Matt Martin (PC), 9:00 am CC

Men’s Singles Back Draw
Singles 2nd Round
Jon Hanna (FT) def. David Barragan (BU) – 6-2, 6-1

Singles-Quarterfinals (Saturday)
Bonner (EC) vs. Hanna (FT), 12:00 pm CC

First Round
Jon Hanna/Christian Smith (FT) def. Brenton Bacon/Andrew Karn (FGC) – default

Quarterfinal Round (Saturday)
Hanna/Smith (FT) vs. Greg Heartt/ Justin LaFlamme (FS), 9:00 am CC

First Round of 64
Michaela Horvathova (FT) def. Allison Beck (UT) – 6-1, 6-1
Natalia Ramos (FT) def. Silvia Frandji (RC) – 6-4, 6-0

Women’s Doubles First Round of 32
Horvathova/Ramos (FT) def. Mary Crider/Andrea Moncada (NS) – 8-5

Second Round of 32
(1) Tasi Purcell (RC) def. Michaela Horvathova (FT) – 6-3, 6-0
Natalie Ramos (FT) def. Leigh Shelton (LU) – 1-6, 6-1, 10-8

Third Round of 16
(2) Ildiko Csordas (BU) def. Ramos (FT) – 6-1, 6-3

Women’s Doubles Second Round of 16
(2) Alex Schunk/Vici Weltz (LU) def. Horvathova/Ramos (FT) – 8-2

Christa Parulis-Kaye
Senior Woman Administrator
Sports Information Director
Florida Tech
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, Florida 32901
(321) 674-7484
FAX (321) 674-7502
WORK CELL (321) 537-9619  
MAIN ATHLETIC FAX (321) 984-8529
MAIN ATHLETICS # (321) 674-8032
PRESS ROW # (321) 394-2172

Show More
Back to top button