Men's Tennis Grabs Win Over NCAA D-I Bethune-Cookman

Men's Tennis Grabs Win Over NCAA D-I Bethune-Cookman

ORLANDO, FL --- ASA Men's Tennis used its experience from a 5-2 setback against NCAA Division I St. John's to propel its to a 5-2 victory over D-I Bethune-Cookman University on Saturday in Florida. The match was the first of two the Avengers would play on the day against NCAA competition.

Freshman #1 Tim Srkala went undefeated on the day and showed tremendous resilience during his two matches. Srkala fended off B-CU's Juan Varon to take the #1 singles flight in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. He was also part of a battle in #1 doubles, teaming with freshman Rolando Perez to defeat B-CU's Diego Garavito & Santiago Lobelo, 9-7.

Sophomore Nail Khabiyev was went 2-0 against B-CU, winning #2 singles, 6-3, 6-1, and taking #3 doubles with sophomore Pavel Zhdanov, 8-1.

Complete match results are listed below:

Singles competition
1. Tim Srkala (ASA) def. VARON,Juan (BCUM) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
2. Nail Khabiyev (ASA) def. LOBELO,Santiago (BCUM) 6-3, 6-1
3. GARAVITO,Diego (BCUM) def. Kyle Joseph (ASA) 6-3, 6-4
4. Christian Waldron (ASA) def. LIMA,Leonardo (BCUM) 6-4, 6-1
5. JACKSON,Kip (BCUM) def. Pavel Zhdanov (ASA) 6-3, 6-3
6. Rafael Alvarez (ASA) def. ROTICH,Gilbert (BCUM) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5


Doubles competition
1. Tim Srkala/Rolando Perez (ASA) def. GARAVITO,Diego/LOBELO,Santiago (BCUM) 9-7
2. VARON,Juan/LIMA,Leonardo (BCUM) vs. Kyle Joseph/Christian Waldron (ASA) unfinished
3. Pavel Zhdanov/Nail Khabiyev (ASA) def. ROTICH,Gilbert/JACKSON,Kip (BCUM) 8-1