Nov. 9, 2013
ATHENS-----Georgia players won four more matches on the second day of the Bulldog Scramble Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
No. 19 Ben Wagland, No. 72 Hernus Pieters and Garrett Brasseaux each came away with singles wins on the second day of the round robin event. Wagland defeated Georgia Tech’s Cole Fiegel, 6-1, 6-4, Pieters topped Furman’s Luke Synn, 6-3, 6-0, and Brasseaux downed LSU’s 29th-ranked Chris Simpson, 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles, the second-ranked tandem of Pieters and Wagland notched a 6-3 win over Georgia Tech’s Fiegel and Nathan Rakitt.
“I’ve been pleased with the way we have competed in this tournament,” said associate head coach Will Glenn. “Ben came back strong today, and he’s beginning to get back on the path to what he is capable of. Garrett had a great win against a ranked opponent and one of LSU’s best players. Hernus has been playing well the last two days, and we are really pleased with him. We’ll look to close out the weekend with another strong day tomorrow.”
Georgia will wrap up its fall schedule Sunday on the final day of the Bulldog Scramble. Action is slated to begin with three doubles matches at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday’s Bulldog Scramble Results
#2 Ben Wagland/Hernus Pieters (UGA) d. Cole Fiegel/Nathan Rakitt (GT), 6-3
Alex Ghilea/Austin Siegel (OU) d. Garrett Brasseaux/Eric Diaz (UGA), 6-5
Chris Simpson/Boris Arias (LSU) d. Jacob Behal/Ben Horst (FU), 6-3
Ryan Smith/Rhys Johnson (VU) d. Andrew Korinek/Justin Butsch (LSU), 6-5
Kris Yee/Pen Binet (VU) d. Juan Sheppard/Joel Cook (FU), 6-1
Jeff Offerdahl/Anton Kovirgin (VU) d. Luke Synn/Luke Hoover (FU), 6-1
Tam Trinh/Eric Perez (LSU) d. Mason Vierra/Suresh Eswaran (VU), 6-3
#19 Ben Wagland (UGA) d. Cole Fiegel (GT), 6-1, 6-4
Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) d. #29 Chris Simpson (LSU), 6-4, 6-2
#72 Hernus Pieters (UGA) d. Luke Synn (FU), 6-3, 6-0
Mason Vierra (VU) d. Eric Diaz (UGA), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5)
Rhys Johnson (VU) d. Jacob Behal (FU), 6-3, 6-0
Kris Yee (VU) d. Boris Arias (LSU), 6-3, 6-4
Carlos Benito (GT) d. Anton Kovirgin (VU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
Nathan Rakitt (GT) d. Jeff Offerdahl (VU), 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(6)
Alex Ghilea (OU) d. Andrew Korinek (LSU), 6-3, 6-4
Nick Papac (OU) d. Harrison Kennedy (LSU), 6-3, 3-0, ret.
Austin Siegel (OU) d. Ryan Smith (VU), 7-6(2), 6-4
Juan Sheppard (FU) d. Eric Perez (LSU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Pen Binet (VU) d. Luke Hoover (FU), 6-1, 6-1
Suresh Eswaran (VU) d. Tam Trinh (LSU), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2