September 17, 2012

WENNAKOSKI, HEUGAS FORM DYNAMIC DUO AT DUKE'S FAB 4 TOURNAMENT

EVENT: Duke Fab 4 (Durham, N.C.)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Senior Max Wennakowski finished third in his flight over the weekend at the Duke Fab 4 Invitational. He beat Thomas Meyer of North Carolina and Michael Lippens of Louisville to move into the semifinals. He then dropped a match to Duke's Henrique Cunha, before defeating, the Blue Devils' Josh Levinein three sets to finish in third place.
  • Wennakowski and sophomore Alexis Heugas finished third in the doubles event. The duo beat Brett Parker and William Clark of North Carolina 8-3, before dropping a tough match to Nick Sayer and Thomas Dehaen of Radford, 9-8. Wennakowski and Huegas regrouped and went on to beat Hunter Koontz and Marko Lovrinovic of Virginia Tech 8-6 to finish third.
  • Huegas opened singles play with a win over Kyle Koch of South Carolina, 6-4,6-4.

RESULTS:
Max Wennakoski
W, Taylor Meyer, North Carolina (6-2, 6-0)
W, Michael Lippens, Louisville (6-1, 6-2)
L, Henrique Cunha, Duke (6-1,v6-2)
W, Josh Levine, Duke (7-6 (7), 6-7 (4), 1-0 (3))

Alexis Heugas
W, Kyle Koch, South Carolina (6-4, 6-4)
L, Cameron Silverman, Elon (3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2)
L, Becker O'Shaugnessy, Alabama (7-6 (5), 6-1)
L, Nicholas Sayer, Radford, (6-3, 7-6 (4))

Heugas/Wennakowski
W, Brett Parker/William Clark, North Carolina (8-3)
L, Sayer/Thomas Dehaen, Radford (9-8)
W, Hunter Koontz/Marko Lovrinovic, Virginia Tech (8-6)

WHAT'S AHEAD:
The Rams return to the court Sept. 21-23 when they head to Charlottesville, Va. for the UVA Ranked Tournament.  

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