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Blue Devils Win 13 Matches on First Day of Duke Invitational
Saturday 01/19/2008  -  Duke Sports Information
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Alain Michel won two singles matches on Saturday
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Durham, N.C. Ė No. 16 Duke got off to a great start at the Duke Invitational on Saturday, winning nine of its 10 singles matches and four of its five doubles contests.

Kiril Dimitrov is tied with Michigan’s Jason Jung for the lead in the singles point standings. Dimitrov claimed a straight set 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over No. 72 Damon Gooch of Elon. The win was the sixth of the season for Dimitrov and first over a ranked opponent. Jung defeated Stefan Hardy of North Carolina earlier in the day.

The Duke tandem of David Goulet and Christopher Price are tied with Michigan’s Peter Aarts and Mike DePietro for the lead in the doubles point standings. Goulet and Price’s match against Elon’s Gooch and Schermerhorn came down to the wire but the two Blue Devils rallied from a 6-4 deficit in the tiebreaker for a 9-8 (8-6) victory. Aarts and DePietro defeated North Carolina’s Sandeep Daiya and Will Plyler.   

Alain Michel earned two singles victories on the day. He earned a win in his first match when Elon’s Chase Helpingstine was forced to retire due to an injury. He then went on to defeat Elon’s Chris Spalding in straight sets 6-0, 6-3 to improve to 5-3 on the year.

Six other Blue Devils earned victories in singles with Goulet, Reid Carleton, Price, Aaron Carpenter and David Lue winning their matches in straight sets.

Two of the five doubles matches Duke competed in came down to tiebreakers, including Goulet and Price’s dramatic come-from-behind victory. Carpenter and Lue also teamed up for a tight win. They went up against Elon’s Kevin Beard and Chris Spalding and took the tiebreaker 7-3 for a 9-8 win in the match.

Two other Duke doubles teams won on Saturday. Michel and Jared Pinsky earned the easiest win of the day for the Blue Devils with an 8-3 win against Elon’s Clark Howell and Cody Stauffer. Carleton and Dimitrov went head-to-head against Elon’s Helpingstine and Alberto Rojas, winning 8-6.

The Duke Invitational will continue on Sunday. Due to the inclement weather some of the matches will be played at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill while the Blue Devils will also hold matches at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. Play is scheduled to begin at noon in Chapel Hill and 2 p.m. in Durham.

Point Standings

Doubles
1: David Goulet/Christopher Price (Duke)         5
    Clay Donato/Stefan Hardy (UNC)                 5
2: #23 Jason Jung/Mike Sroczynski (Michigan) 4
    Philip Nemec/Oscar Podlewski (Elon)             4
3: Reid Carleton/Kiril Dimitrov (Duke)                3
    Benjamin Carlotti/Taylor Fogleman (UNC)     3
4: Alain Michel/Jared Pinsky (Duke)                   2
    
Peter Aarts/Mike DePietro (Michigan)            2
5:Aaron Carpenter/David Lue (Duke)               1 
   Scott Bruckmann/Matt Parks (Michigan          1

Singles
1: Kiril Dimitrov (Duke)                              10
    #55 Jason Jung (Michigan)                  10
2: David Goulet (Duke)                             9
    Matko Maravic (Michigan)                     9
3: Reid Carleton (Duke)                            8
    Mike Sroczynski (Michigan)                   8
4: Dylan Arnould (Duke)                           7
    Taylor Fogleman (UNC)                        7
5: Alain Michel (Duke)                               6
    Peter Aarts (Michigan)                         6
    Philip Nemec (Elon)                               6
6: Andrew Mazlin (Michigan)                    5
7: Christopher Price (Duke)                     4
    Chris Madden (Michigan)                     4
8: Aaron Carpenter (Duke)                     3
    Scott Bruckmann (Michigan)                3
9: David Lue (Duke)                                2
    David Stone (UNC)                              2
10: David Streeter (Michigan)                 1

Tournament Final Results

Doubles
Peter Aarts/Mike DePietro (Michigan) def. Sandeep Daiya/Will Plyler (UNC) 8-4 - 2 pts
Benjamin Carlotti/Taylor Fogleman (UNC) def. Chris Madden/Andrew Mazlin (Michigan) 8-4 - 3 pts
Scott Bruckmann/Matt Parks (Michigan) def. Maclane Wilkison/Karl Wishart (UNC) 8-5 - 1 pt
#23 Jason Jung/Mike Sroczynski (Michigan) def. Tristan Heinrich/David Stone (UNC) 9-8 (5) - 4 pts
Clay Donato/Stefan Hardy (UNC) def. Matko Maravic/George Navas (Michigan) 9-8 (3) - 5 pts
Alain Michel/Jared Pinsky (Duke) def. Clark Howell/Cody Stauffer MacDowell (Elon) 8-3 - 2 pts
Reid Carleton/Kiril Dimitrov (Duke) def. Chase Helpingstine/Alberto Rojas (Elon) 8-6 - 3 pts
Philip Nemec/Oscar Podlewski (Elon) def. Dylan Arnould/Alex Stone (Duke) 8-6 - 4 pts
Aaron Carpenter/David Lue (Duke) def. Kevin Beard/Chris Spalding (Elon) 9-8 (3) - 1 pt
David Goulet/Christopher Price (Duke) def. Damon Gooch/Mason Schermerhorn (Elon) 9-8 (8-6) - 5 pts

Singles
#55 Jason Jung (Michigan) def. Stefan Hardy (UNC) 6-4, 6-4 - 10 pts
Taylor Fogleman (UNC) def. George Navas (Michigan) 6-4, 6-2 - 7 pts
Matko Maravic (Michigan) def. Clay Donato (UNC) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 - 9 pts
Peter Aarts (Michigan) def. Andrew Crone (UNC) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 - 6 pts
Mike Sroczynski (Michigan) def. Benjamin Carlotti (UNC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 - 8 pts
Andrew Mazlin (Michigan) def. Will Plyler (UNC) 3-6, 7-6 (16-14), 6-2 - 5 pts
David Stone (UNC) def. Mike DePietro (Michigan) 6-2, 6-2 - 2 pts
David Streeter (Michigan) def. Sandeep Daiya (UNC) 6-4, 6-3 - 1 pt
Scott Bruckmann (Michigan) def. Tristan Heinrich (UNC) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 - 3 pts
Chris Madden (Michigan) def. Karl Wishart (UNC) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-2 - 4 pts
Matt Parks (Michigan) def. Jeff Schroeder (UNC) 7-6 (2), 6-4
Kiril Dimitrov (Duke) def. #72 Damon Gooch (Elon) 6-4, 7-6 (3) - 10 pts
David Goulet (Duke) def. Oscar Podlewski (Elon) 6-3, 6-1 - 9 pts
Reid Carleton (Duke) def. Mason Schermerhorn (Elon) 6-0, 6-3 - 8 pts
Dyaln Arnould (Duke) def. Alberto Rojas (Elon) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 - 7 pts
Philip Nemec (Elon) def. Alex Stone (Duke) 6-4, 6-1 - 6 pts
Alain Michel (Duke) def. Chase Helpingstine (Elon) 3-4 ret. - 5 pts
Christopher Price (Duke) def. Cody Stauffer MacDowell (Elon) 6-1, 6-2 - 4 pts
Aaron Carpenter (Duke) def. Kevin Beard (Elon) 6-1, 6-4 - 3 pts
David Lue (Duke) def. Clark Howell (Elon) 6-1, 6-0 - 2pts
Alain Michel (Duke) def. Chris Spalding (Elon) 6-0, 6-3 - 1 pt



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