Oct. 19, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. - Senior Joe Young and Idan Mark and freshman Dominik Koepfer of the Tulane men's tennis team each advanced the fourth round in the main draw singles and the duo of Mark and Young reached the third round in doubles on Friday at the 2012 ITA Southern Regional played at Auburn Universities Yarbrough Tennis Center.
Young defeated LSU's Boris Arias, the 10th ranked freshman in the nation, 6-3, 7-5, in the third round, while Mark edged Mark Bowtell on LSU, 6-3, 6-7, 7-5. Koepfer got past Daniel Leitner of South Alabama, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
All three Tulane players fell in the fourth round. Koepfer didn't go quietly though, falling to Mississippi State's Malte Stropp, the 47th-ranked player in the nation, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
The doubles pair of Mark and Young, ranked 39th in the nation, got past Cody Hall and Blake Gregor or South Alabama, 8-3, in the second round to advance to Saturday's third-round match against Southern Miss' duo of Matt Frost and Andrew Goodwin.
Green Wave sophomore Cedric Rutsaert earned a consolation victory over Troy's Andres Sanchez, 6-1, 6-2, while freshman Ian Van Cott got past Alabama's Carlos Toborga, 6-4, 6-3, also in the consolation bracket.
Rutsaert and senior Rodrigo Rappaccioli both advanced into the third round of the consolation bracket with a walkover wins. Rutsaert's opponent, Auburn's Andreas Mies, withdrew due to illness, while Rappaccioli's opponent, Troy's Daniel Bustamante, couldn't play due to injury.
Overall after two days of the tournament, Tulane has collected 13 singles victories and a doubles win.
MAIN DRAW SINGLES - THIRD ROUND
Joe Young (Tulane) def. (14) (No. 10 Freshman)Arias Boris (LSU), 6-3, 7-5
(4) (No. 41) James Chaudry (MSU) def. Alex Van Cott (Tulane), 6-0, 6-0
Dominik Koepfer (Tulane) def. (11) Daniel Leitner (South Ala.), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
(9) Idan Mark (Tulane) def. Mark Bowtell (LSU), 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5
MAIN DRAW SINGLES - FOURTH ROUND
Jordan Angus (MSU) def. Joe Young (Tulane), 6-1, 6-2
(5) (No. 47) Malte Stropp (MSU) def. Dominik Koepfer (Tulane), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Romain Bogaerts (MSU) def. (9) Idan Mark (Tulane), 6-0, 6-0
MAIN DRAW DOUBLES - SECOND ROUND (two results pending)
(1) Jonas Lutjen/Nik Scholtz (Ole Miss) def. Iain Sneddon/Cedric Rutsaert (Tulane), 8-2
David Vieyra/Daniil Proskura (Alabama) def. Ian Van Cott/Takuma Ohashi (Tulane), 8-3
(2) Jordan Angus/Malte Stropp (MSU) def. Rodrigo Rappaccioli/Dominik Koepfer (Tulane), 8-6
(6) Idan Mark/Joe Young (Tulane) def. Cody Hall/Blake Gregor (USA), 8-3
CONSOLATION SINGLES - FIRST ROUND
Cedric Rutsaert (Tulane) def. Andres Sanchez (Troy), 6-1, 6-2
Ian Van Cott (Tulane) def. Carlos Taborga (Alabama), 6-4, 6-3
Stuart Kenyon (Alabama) def. Iain Sneddon (Tulane), 6-4, 6-2
CONSOLATION SINGLES - SECOND ROUND
Cedric Rutsaert (Tulane) def. Andreas Mies (Auburn), walkover (illness)
Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane) def. Daniel Bustamante (Troy), walkover (injury)
Ethan Wilkinson (MSU) def. Ian Van Cott (Tulane), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2
Joe Hill (LSU) def. Takuma Ohashi (Tulane), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6)
Roger Anderson (LSU) def. Adam Bernstein (Tulane), 6-1, 6-3