Ouellette To Play For Singles Championship At SEC Indoors
Published: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1:24 a.m.
New Orleans - University of Florida men's tennis freshman Greg Ouellette came up with a pair of singles wins on Sunday to earn his place in Monday's final match at the 2005 SEC Men's Tennis Coaches' Indoor Championships at the Hilton Rivercenter Racquet Club in New Orleans.
Singles Quarterfinals (Sunday Results)
#47 (7) Greg Ouellette (UF) def. Mark Dietrich (UK), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
#47 (7) Greg Ouellette (UF) def. Alex Hume (UK), 6-1, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5)
Doubles Quarterfinals (Sunday Results)
Dolberg/Sherry (UF) def. #10 (3) Carvalho/Pinto (MSU), wd
#13 (1) Skupski/Growcott (LSU) def. Ouellette/Tell (UF), 9-8 (7).
Doubles Seminfinals (Sunday Results)
Witten/Sundh (UK) def. Dolberg/Sherry (UF), 8-4
Ouellette, ranked 47th nationally, made his way into the final match by starting the day with a win over Kentucky's Mark Dietrich, 6-2, 7-6 (5). In the semifinals, he again took on a member of the Wildcat squad and took the first set, 6-1, from Alex Hume. After Hume evened things by taking a 7-6 (5) win in the second set, the third set came down to a tiebreak as well where Ouellette won by the same score.
With the wins, Ouellette will take on LSU's 12th-ranked and third-seeded Ken Skupski on Monday at 9 a.m.
Florida's Jordan Dolberg and Ryan Sherry were in semifinal action in the doubles bracket on Sunday. The two advanced after Mississippi State's 10th-ranked Luiz Carvalho and Jose-Carlos Pinto withdrew as Carvalho suffered from pains in his serving arm. The Florida duo came up short in their bid to reach the finals against Kentucky senior Jesse Witten and freshman Marcus Sundh, 8-4.
Ouellette nearly moved on in the doubles as well, however, he and Stefan Tell fell to Skupski and Mark Growcutt, who are the nation's 13th-ranked team and the tournament's top-seed, 9-8 (7).
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