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Oct. 12, 2001

Atlanta, GA –
Seven different Gamecocks posted singles victories capping an dominant performance at the Georgia Tech Fall Classic in Atlanta, Georgia. Four Gamecocks remain in the singles championship bracket heading into Saturday’s quarterfinal action. Two doubles teams also moved on to Saturday’s quarterfinal play.

In the Singles A Draw, David Nelson rolled over Damisa Robinson and No.8 seed Pablo Perez-Gras 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Marcus Westman and Angelo Niculescu also posted opening round victories before being tripped up in the second round. Carl Wermee defaulted his match against No. 7 seed Stephen Moros.

B Draw play saw four Gamecocks advance into the round of sixteen. The Draw’s top seed, Rodrigo Pacheco, topped Madreadi Skinner in the second round after receiving an opening round bye. Elliot Elkins defeated Tom Givan 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 and Dasef Weems 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 on his way into Saturday’s play. Also in the B Draw, Ben Atkinson rolled through the bracket topping Joey Jenson 6-0, 6-3 and No. 2 seed Alex Navinkov 6-4, 6-1. Rob Cassidy won a default match over Matt Walton in the opening round before being topped by No. 8 seed Stig Stroem 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles action saw the team of Nelson/Atkinson shut down Crews/Dietrich 8-3 in the A Draw. The team of Cassidy/Elkins advanced in the B Draw with a default win over Alvarez/Isner. Cassidy and Elkins squared off against the Draw’s top ranked team of Gill/Prata. Cassidy and Elkins were unable to pull off the upset falling 8-6.

Listed below are Friday’s results and Saturday’s schedule. Play will continue through Sunday.

South Carolina’s Friday Results


A Draw

Round of 32
David Nelson d. Damisa Robinson 6-2, 6-1
Marcus Westman d. Andrew Rogers 7-5, 6-2
(7)Stephen Moros d. Carl Wermee Default
(5) Angelo Niculescu d. Andre Boz 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Round of 16
David Nelson d. (8) Pablo Perez-Gras 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
(4) Nick Boeker d. Marcus Westman 7-6 (3), 6-3
Albano Franco d. (5) Angelo Niculescu 1-6, 4-3, ret.

B Draw

Round of 32
Rob Cassidy d. Matt Walton Default
Elliot Elkins d. Tom Givan 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Ben Atkinson d. Joey Jenson 6-0, 6-3

Round of 16
(1) Rodrigo Pacheco d. Madreadi Skinner 6-2, 4-2, ret.
(8) Stig Stroem d. Rob Cassidy 6-0, 6-4
Elliot Elkins d. Dasef Weems 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Ben Atkinson d. (2) Alex Navinkov 6-4, 6-1


A Draw

Round of 16
Atkinson/Nelson d. Crews/Dietrich 8-3

B Draw

Round of 16
Cassidy/Elkins d. Alvarez/Isner Default

Round of 8
(1) Gill/Prata d. Cassidy/Elkins 8-6

Saturday Matches


A Draw
David Nelson vs. Matias Ormarza 9:15 a.m.

B Draw
(1)Rodrigo Pacheco vs. (7) Ian Vlad 8:00 a.m.
Elliot Elkins vs. (8) Stig Stoem 8:00 a.m.
Ben Atkinson vs. (6) Todd Carlson 8:00 a.m.


A Draw

(1) Niculescu/Westman vs. Fillnow/Rogers
Atkinson/Nelson vs. Hernderson/Ward