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Nov. 21, 2009

AUBURN, Ala. – South Carolina men’s tennis scored five wins in seven matches on the second day of the Auburn Fall Invitational at Yarbrough Tennis Center. Senior Diego Cubas and sophomore Ivan Machado remained undefeated in the tournament, while Ivan Cressoni and freshman Harry Menzies posted singles victories as well.

Cubas and Machado, the nation’s ninth-best doubles tandem, edged out Auburn’s Nick Maurillo and Andreas Mies 9-8 (3) in Flight One Doubles before going on to score singles victories in Flights One and Two, respectively. No. 28 Cubas breezed past Mies 6-3, 6-2 for his second victory in Flight One, while Machado took care of Maurillo 6-2, 6-3 in Flight Two.

Cressoni was methodical in a 6-4, 6-2 win over Auburn’s Michael Wardell in Flight Three, and Menzies rallied from a set down to top Alex Jorne of Auburn 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Flight Five.

The three-day tournament wraps up on Sunday with the Gamecocks taking the court at 10 a.m. (ET).


Flight One Doubles
#9 Diego Cubas/Ivan Machado (SC) def. Nick Maurillo/Andreas Mies (AUB) 9-8 (3)
Jan Hoekzema/Peter Francis (Embry-Riddle) def. Mario Rolemberg/Bastian Maucher (Troy) 8-6

Flight Two Doubles
Michael Wardell/Davis Taylor (AUB) def. Ivan Cressoni/Chris Sheehan (SC) 8-5
Branko Weber/Xavier Masson (Troy) def. Charlie Rice/Luck Maricic (ER) 9-7

Flight One Singles
#28 Diego Cubas (SC) def. Andreas Mies (AUB) 6-3, 6-2
Jan Hoekzema (ER) def. Aurelien Tave (Troy) 6-2, 7-6 (8)

Flight Two Singles
Ivan Machado (SC) def. Nick Maurillo (AUB) 6-2, 6-3
Branko Weber (Troy) def. Peter Francis (ER) 6-3, 6-7, 7-5

Flight Three Singles
Ivan Cressoni (SC) def. Michael Wardell (AUB) 6-4, 6-2
Xavier Masson (Troy) def. Charlie Rice (ER) 6-2, 6-0

Flight Four Singles
Davis Taylor (AUB) def. Chris Sheehan (SC) 7-6 (5), 6-0
Mario Rolemberg (Troy) def. Zander Woodford-Smith (ER) 6-2, 6-4

Flight Five Singles
Harry Menzies (SC) def. Alex Jorne (AUB) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Bastian Maucher (Troy) def. Luke Maricic (ER) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1