Men's Tennis Wins Four Matches in Day One of UNF Invitational
Saturday, January 10, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The FGCU men's tennis team opened up play at the UNF Spring Invitational with three wins in day one of the three day tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. Steve Binninger defeated Aroon Khatter of Jacksonville University in the "F" pool of singles play, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4. Later in the day, Binninger fell to Alex McCann of Middle Tennessee State, 6-4, 6-0. Binninger also teamed up with Danny Lee to knock off Alex McCann and Kyle Wishing from Middle Tennessee State University in the "C" pool of doubles play, 8-5. In the doubles "A" pool, Thibaud Aime and Brenton Bacon picked up a 9-8 win over Federico Levi and Marc Misanovic from UNF. Aime and Bacon then went on to defeat Murilo Souza and Vinicius Craveiro of Jacksonville University, 8-2. Raphael Costa and and Edson Lima came up short in the "B" doubles pool against Marco Chiaretti and Kurt Gattiker from UNF, 8-4. In other singles action, Brenton Bacon was defeated by MTSU's Rob McKenie, 6-0, 6-0, and Thibaud Aime was knocked off by Victor Melo of MTSU, 6-1, 6-0. The UNF Spring Invitational continues throughout the weekend.

UNF Spring Invitational – Jan. 9-11, 2008
Day 1 Results
Men's Open Doubles A


Richard Cowden/Morgan Richard (MTSU) def. Francisco Riveroll/Victor Vaz (JU) – 8-5

Thibaud Aime/Brenton Bacon (FGCU) def. Federico Levi/Marc Misanovic (UNF) – 9-8

Thibaud Aime/Brenton Bacon (FGCU) def. Murilo Souza/Vinicius Craveiro (JU) – 8-2


Men's Open Doubles B


Matthew Langley/Victor Melo (MTSU) def. Jordi Ballester/Jimmy Esteban (JU) – 8-2

Marcos Chiaretti/Kurt Gattiker (UNF) def. Raphael Costa/Edson Lima (FGCU) – 8-4


Men's Open Doubles C


Steve Binninger/Danny Lee (FGCU) def. Alex McCann/Kyle Wishing (MTSU) – 8-5

Graham Edgar/Ronnie Sang (UNF) def. Aroon Khatter/Matthew Rock (JU) – 8-4


Men's Open Singles A


Federico Levi (UNF) def. Jordi Ballester (JU) – 6-1, 6-0

Rob McKensie (MTSU) def. Brenton Bacon (FGCU) – 6-0, 6-0


Men's Open Singles B


Francisco Riveroll (JU) def. Kurt Gattiker (UNF) – 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Victor Melo (MTSU) def. Thibaud Aime (FGCU) – 6-1, 6-0


Men's Open Singles C


Marcos Chiaretti (UNF) def. Victor Vaz (JU) – 6-4, 6-4

Morgan Richard (MTSU) def. Danny Lee (FGCU) – 6-1, 6-1


Men's Open Singles D


Ronnie Sang (UNF) def. Murilo Souza (JU) – 6-2, 3-6, 7-6

Matthew Langley (MTSU) def. Edson Lima (FGCU) – 7-5, 6-3


Men's Open Singles E


Graham Edgar (UNF) def. Matthew Rock (JU) – 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Richard Cowden (MTSU) def. Raphael Costa (FGCU) – 6-3, 6-1

Richard Cowden (MTSU) def. Jimmy Esteban (JU) – 6-2, 6-1

Graham Edgar (UNF) def. Raphael Costa (FGCU) – 4-6, 6-3, 6-1


Men's Open Singles F


Marc Misanovic (UNF) def. Kyle Wishing (MTSU) – 7-5, 6-2

Steve Binninger (FGCU) def. Aroon Khatter (JU) – 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Alex McCann (MTSU) def. Vinny Craveiro (JU) – 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Marc Misanovic (UNF) def. Aroon Khatter (JU) – 6-1, 6-1

Kyle Wishing (MTSU) def. Vinny Craveiro (JU) – 6-1, 6-1

Alex McCann (MTSU) def. Steve Binninger (FGCU) – 6-4, 6-0