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Men's Tennis Captures Flight A and B Championships

Nov. 6, 2007

Stockton, CA - Saint Mary's men's tennis participated in the Pacific Invitational over the weekend, where they captured both the Flight A and B championships. Joel Kusnierz swept through the Flight A competition, while Andrea Zannoni went undefeated in Flight B competition.

Kusnierz defeated Laurent Garcin of Nevada in the final round of the Flight A singles, 1-6; 6-3; 6-3. Garcin of the Nevada Wolfpack had proven his abilities in his last outing, as he advanced to the finals of the Chandler Cup (California Tournament) the weekend before. Head Coach Michael Wayman stated, "I am very happy with Joel's performance over the weekend. Garcin was a high-level opponent, Joel had to play is very best to pick up the victory."

Andrea Zannoni joined Kusnierz it the winner's circle, as Zannoni went undefeated in Flight B competition. Zannoni defeated Falko Huettenberger of San Francisco in the final round of the Flight B Singles, 1-6; 7-5; 6-2.

In other Gael singles action, freshman Matt Welty won the Flight C Consolation Final, defeating Nevada's Cameron Spearman.

More Results

Day One Singles

Marek Dvorak (SMC) d. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) - 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2

Alex Daruty (NEV) d. Youssef El Bouzkouri (SMC) - 6-0, 6-1

Jerry Ellison (SMC) d. Brian Van Wagner (PAC) - 6-2, 6-0

Shaun Garcia (UCDavis) d. Matt Welty (SMC) - 6-3, 6-3

Hunter Lee (UCDavis) d. Jeff Emmerson (6-2, 6-4)

Day One Doubles

Dvorak/Kusnierz (SMC) d. Hart/Tu (USF) - 8-2

Dvorak/Kusnierz (SMC) d. Garcin/Smith (NEV) - 8-6

Christner/Zannoni (SMC) d. Daruty/Spearman (NEV) - 8-4

Christner/Zannoni (SMC) d. Bulich/Kanzelmeyer (NEV) - 8-2

David/Myard (NEV) d. El Bouzkouri/Ellison (SMC) - 8-3

El Bouzkouri/Ellison (SMC) d. Heckley/Vu (SONOMA) - 8-6Gonzalez/Van Wagner (PAC) d. Emmerson/Welty (SMC) - 8-0

Day Two Singles

Marek Dvorak (SMC) d. Artem Gramma (PAC) - 1-6; 7-5; 6-1

Joel Kusnierz (SMC) d. Benjamin David (NEV) - 6-3; 6-3

Joel Kusnierz (SMC) d. Marek Dvorak (SMC) - 2-6; 6-0; 6-0

Andrea Zannoni (SMC) d. Augustin Myard - 6-2; 6-0

Andrea Zannoni (SMC) d. Alex Daruty (NEV) - 7-6(5); 6-4

Youssef El Bouzkouri (SMC) d. Einar Hart (USF) - 6-3; 6-4

Kevin Liang (UCD) d. Jerry Ellison (SMC) - 4-6; 7-6(10); 6-2

Logan Bailey (SON) d. Matt Welty (SMC)

Orion Ashmore (NEV) d. Jeff Emmerson

Day Two Doubles

Dvorak/Kusnierz (SMC) d. Garcia/Garcia (UCD) - 9-8

Landes/Liang (UCD) d. Christner/Zannoni (SMC) - 8-5

Day Three Singles

Joel Kusnierz (SMC) d. Laurent Garcin (NEV) - 1-6; 6-3, 6-3

Andrea Zannoni (SMC) d. Falko Huettenberger (USF) - 1-6; 7-5; 6-2

Matt Welty (SMC) d. Logan Bailey (SON) - RET

Matt Welty (SMC) d. Cameron Spearman (NEV)

Day Three Doubles

Dvorak/Kusnierz (SMC) d. Gramma/Veskimagi (PAC) - 8-4

Dvorak/Kusnierz (SMC) d. McNulty/Muesse (SON) - RET

Cohen/Nachbauer (USF) d. Christner/Zannoni (SMC) - 9-7

Christner/Zannoni (SMC) d. Bailey/Olsen (SON) - RET

El Bouzkouri/Ellison (SMC) d. Elefant/Elins (UCD) - 8-6

Ching/Del Rosario (USF) d. El Bouzkouri/Ellison (SMC0 - 8-5