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Div II Men's Tennis Mid-Atlantic Regional:
Shaw shutout 5-0

May 3, 2007

SAVANNAH, GA – The No. 3-ranked Armstrong Atlantic men's tennis team picked up a 5-0 win over Shaw in the first round of the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Region in Savannah on Thursday afternoon, earning a berth in Friday's championship match.

The Pirates won all three doubles matches, then got singles wins from Henrik Lilja, 6-0, 6-0 over Martin Faison at No. 6 singles, and Christian Bergh, 6-0, 6-1 over Mehdi Ben Cheikh at No. 3 singles. AASU improves to 25-3 on the season, while CIAA champion Shaw finishs its season with a 15-6 mark.

CIAA Men's Tennis Player of the Year Ibukun Ilesanmi did not get a chance to finish his match in which he had won the first set 6-3 and was up in the second set.

AASU takes on the winner of Augusta State and USC Aiken in the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship match at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

2007 Mid-Atlantic Regional - First Round

AASU 5, Shaw 0

Singles
#1 - Ibukun Ilesanmi (Shaw) led Davor Zink (AASU) 6-3, 0-3, match stopped, clinched
#2 - Paul Bishop (AASU) led Daniel Sabogal (Shaw) 6-2, 3-1, match stopped, clinched
#3 - Christian Bergh (AASU) def. Mehdi Ben Gheikh (Shaw) 6-0, 6-1
#4 - Robert Jendelund (AASU) and Alexandra Lord Andrade (Shaw) 5-5, match stopped, clinched
#5 - Taavo Roos (AASU) led Emmanuel Ameh (Shaw) 6-2, 6-0, match stopped, clinched
#6 - Henrik Lilja (AASU) def. Martin Faison (Shaw) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
#1 - Bergh/Jendelund (AASU) def. Ilesanmi/Sabogal (Shaw) 8-4
#2 - Roos/Zink (AASU) def. Ben Gheikh/Lord Andrade (Shaw) 8-0
#3 - Cristian Easton/Bishop (AASU) def. Ameh/Sherron Leigh (Shaw) 8-0

Records: AASU (25-3), Shaw (17-1)

 

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