HARRISONBURG, Va. - James Madison men's tennis completed its first day of play at the 2012 ECU Shootout with four singles victories and two doubles wins.
Senior Ryan Pool (Melbourne, Australia/Braemar (UT-Chattanooga)) teamed up with freshman Robert Stirling (Caboolture, Australia) to defeat ECU's John Schmitt and Patriek Wolterbeek 8-3. The win was Stirling's first of his collegiate career. His second came in Group B singles play against Richmond's Jesse Feder 6-4, 6-2. Pool also notched a singles victory in Group A against Paul Nahon (Richmond) 6-2, 6-4.
The senior duo of Hugo Ramadier (Rome, Italy/Lycee Francais Chateabriand (Northern Arizona)) and Florent Sentenac (Borderes, France/Lycee Theophile Gautier (Auburn Montgomery)) took the Dukes second doubles win of the day. They defeated Richmond's William Welte and Paul Nahon 8-5.
Ramadier took the second singles win in Group B with a victory over ECU's Damien Brenard 6-1, 7-6(1). In Group C singles, Sentenac cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Richmond's Aaron Wicker.
The round-robin tournament continues on Saturday for day two of the ECU Shootout in Greenville, N.C.
Singles (Day One)
A: Nico Soriano (ECU) def. Greg Vladimirsky 1-6, 6-0, 10-3
A: Ryan Pool def. Paul Nahon (Richmond) 6-2, 6-4
B: Hugo Ramadier def. Damien Brenard (ECU) 6-1, 7-6(1)
B: Rob Stirling def. Jesse Feder (Richmond) 6-4, 6-2
C: Blake Gregory (ECU) def. Bastien Russo 6-4, 6-2
C: Florent Sentenac def. Aaron Wicker (Richmond) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles (Day One)
Pool/Stirling def. Wolterbeek/Schmitt (ECU), 8-3
Soriano/Brenard (ECU) def. Vladimirsky/Russo, 8-4
Ramadier/Sentenac def. Welte/Nahon (Richmond), 8-5