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Sept. 23, 2001

Athens, GA –
Five South Carolina men’s tennis players and one doubles team were victorious in day two action at the 2001 Southern Collegiate Championships on Saturday.

No.7 seed Carl Wermee defeated Louisiana State’s Sebastian Rutka (6-2, 5-7, 6-1) and Middle Tennessee State’s Kirk Jackson (6-4, 6-1) on his way to the quarterfinals. Wermee will square off against No. 2 seed Simon Rea from Tennessee at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Doubles action saw South Carolina’s No. 16 seeded team of Angelo Nichelescu and Marcus Westman pull off a 9-8 (4) victory over UT-Chattanooga’s team of Knizat/Ontog. Up next for Nichelescu/Westman will be a quarterfinal matchup against the No. 5 seeded team of Ambert/Fomine from Mississippi State.

South Carolina’s Saturday Results

Division I (Round of 32) David Lowenthal (Wake Forest) def. Angelo Nichelescu 6-4,6-1
Division II (Round of 32) (7) Carl Wermee def. Sebastian Rutka (LSU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Division II (Round of 16) (7) Carl Wermee def. Kirk Jackson (Middle Tennessee St.) 6-4,6-1
Division III (Round of 32) Elliott Elkins def. Nick Neal (UNC-Ashville) 6-4, 6-4 Division III (Round of 16) Scott Schnugg (Georgia Tech) def. Elliott Elkins 6-2, 6-1
Division I (Consolation) David Nelson def. Luis Carvalho (Miss St.) 6-2, 6-4
Division I (Consolation) Cody Conley (Louisville) def. Marcus Westman 6-3, 4-6, 10-4
Division II (Consolation) Rodrigo Pacheco def. Alan Ambrose (UNC-Ashville) 7-5, 6-1
Division II (Consolation) Ben Atkinson def. Rafael Rodriguez (Jacksonville) w/d injury
Division III (Consolation) Noel Wadawu (Florida A&M) def. Rob Cassidy 6-3, 6-0

Division I (Round of 16) McDonald/Mirzadeh (Florida) def. Atkinson/Nelson 9-7
Division I (Round of 16) (16) Nichelescu/Westman def. Knizat/Ontog (UTC) 9-8 (4)
Division III (Round of 16) Kanaan/Ramy (Central Florida) def. Cassidy/Sherazi 9-8

Sunday Matches

Division II (Quarterfinals) (7) Carl Wermee vs. (2) Simon Rea (Tennessee) 10:30 a.m.
Division I (Consolation) David Nelson vs. Lee Walker (Memphis) 8:00 a.m.
Division II (Consolation) (8) Rodrigo Pacheco vs. Jacob Nordwell (UNCC) 8:00 a.m
Division II (Consolation) Ben Atkinson vs. Souriane Rochag (Charleston So.) 8:00 a.m.

Division I (Quarterfinals) (16) Nichelesen/Westman vs. (5) Ambert/Fomine (Miss St.)