The University of Louisville men’s tennis team picked up eight wins on the first day of the Hawaii Intercollegiate Invitational Thursday at the UH Tennis Complex.

“On day one of this Invitational the players are just getting the winter break rust off,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “They are also working to get the feel of the ball in these outdoor island conditions. It is a lot different than the indoor conditions. The main thing is getting control of the ball and putting it in the right spots. We did better on that as the matches went on and I feel tomorrow we will do even better. Chris and Fabien won the ‘hard hat’ and did a lot of work to lead the team. It is so good to have Chris back because when he is on the court our team gets more confident.”

The Cardinals got singles wins from seniors Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Federico Gomez and freshmen Sergio Ramirez, Fabien Salle, Alex Wesbrooks and Juan Paredes. In doubles action, the senior duo of George Hedley and Brandon Lancaster along with Morin-Kougoucheff and Salle registered victories for Louisville.

The Cards will officially open the dual match season against the University of Hawaii Friday at 8 p.m. (ET).

Hawaii Intercollegiate Invitational

Jan 10, 2019 at Honolulu, HI (UH Tennis Complex)

Singles

Fabien Salle (UL) def. Valentin Masse (Hawaii Pacific) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Sergio Ramirez (UL) def. Mazime Gayte (Hawaii Pacific) 6-2, 6-0

Benjamin Loccisano (Hawaii Pacific) def. Brandon Lancaster (UL) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1

Ondrej Ctverak (Hawaii Pacific) def. David Mizrahi (UL) 6-3, 2-0

Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (UL) def. Lukas Bauer (Hawaii Pacific) 6-0, 6-3

Federico Gomez (UL) def. Cheng-Chieh Wang (Hawaii Pacific) 6-2, 6-3

Alex Wesbrooks (Louisville Men’s Tennis) def. Lucas Poock (Hawaii Pacific) 6-1, 6-4

Juan Paredes (UL) def. Jonathan Lundahl (Hawaii Pacific) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

Guilherme DeMedeiros (Hawaii Pacific) def. Marcus Sulen (UL) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Lucas Labrunie (Hawaii) def. Clement Filho (UL) 8-1

Doubles

George Hedley/Brandon Lancaster (UL) def. Valentin Masse/Mazime Gayte (Hawaii Pacific) 6-4

Lukas Bauer/Cheng-Chieh Wang (Hawaii Pacific) def. Federico Gomez/Alex Wesbrooks (UL) 7-6

C. Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (UL) def. Benjamin Loccisano/Ondrej Ctverak (Hawaii Pacific) 6-4

Lucas Poock/Jonathan Lundahl (Hawaii Pacific) def. Fredrik Moe/S. Ramirez (UL) 6-4

Lucas Labrunie/Guilherme DeMedeiros (Hawaii Pacific) def. Marcus Sulen/Juan Paredes (UL) 7-6

Lori Korte
Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics

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