Men's Tennis Defeats Eastern Washington, 6-1, Illinois-Chicago, 7-0
U.S.A.F Academy, Colo. - The Air Force Academy men's tennis team defeated Eastern Washington, 6-1, and Illinois-Chicago, 7-0, Friday at the Cadet Gymnasium Indoor Courts.
Air Force dominated the singles competition, winning all but one of the singles matches. C3C (So.) Eric Pittman led the way with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ryan Moran. C4C (Fr.) Justin Mancinelli had a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Toyo Jadamatsu.
The Falcons also captured all three doubles matches against Eastern Washington to win the doubles point. C2C (Jr.) Eric Johnson and C3C Tyler West defeated John Gruber and Anthony Venable, 8-1 in the double competition.
Air Force won all nine of their matches against Illinois-Chicago, including all three doubles matches to win the doubles point. C3C Alan Haedge and Pittman posted 6-0, 6-0 victories over their opponents to help the Falcons sweep UIC in their final match of the day.
Air Force, 10-4, returns to action Sunday at 10 a.m. to face Missouri-Kansas City at the Cadet Gymnasium Indoor Courts.
Match Summary Air Force - 6, Eastern Washington - 1 Singles 1. Eric Pittman (AFA) def. Ryan Moran 6-4, 6-4 2. Kyle Rainey (EWU) def. Dean Kimoto 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 3. Rene Ramirez (AFA) def. John Gruber 6-3, 7-5 4. Justin Mancinelli (AFA) def. Toyo Jadamatsu 6-2, 6-0 5. Alan Haedge (AFA) def. Khamphone Voraphaychith 6-1, 6--3 6. Tyler West (AFA) def. Anthony Venable 6-2, 6-3 7. Brent Bak (AFA) def. Mike Davenport 8-3 Doubles 1. Chris Zielinski/Greg Zielinski (AFA) def. Moran/Kimoto 8-5 2 Eric Johnson/West (AFA) def. Gruber/Venable 8-1 3. Pat Jackson/Jeff Kim (AFA) def. Jadamatsu/Theron Tate 8-6 Match Summary Air Force-7, Illinois-Chicago-0 Singles 1. Eric Pittman (AFA) def. Nesar Nayak 6-0, 6-0 2. Kyle Rainey (AFA) def. Nick Bodmer 6-2, 6-1 3. Doug Fike (AFA) def. Jon Schmidt 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 (10-6) 4. Chris Zielinski (AFA) def. Jason Kerr 6-3, 6-4 5. Justin Mancinelli (AFA) def. Wade Clark 6-2, 6-2 6. Alan Haedge (AFA) def. Amol Desai 6-0, 6-0 Doubles 1. C. Zielinski/Greg Zielinski (AFA) def. Nayak/Schmidt 8-5 2. Haedge/Brent Bak (AFA) def. Kerr/Bodmer 8-1 3. Tyler West/Phil Yim (AFA) def. Omar Husain/Angel Ochoa 8-3