GREENVILLE, N.C., Feb. 9, 2014 – The James Madison men’s tennis team ran into a tough opponent Sunday, falling 6-0 on the road to East Carolina at the ECU Indoor Tennis Center.
Freshman Miljan Ruzic (Sydney, Australia/St. Euphemia College) pushed his match with Mario Martinez to three sets. Ruzic dropped the first set 6-4, before winning 6-2 in the second set. Martinez clinched the match with a 6-2 victory in the final set.
JMU dropped to 2-2 with the loss, while East Carolina improved to 8-1 with its eighth straight win. The Pirates have shut out their last three opponents.
The Dukes will be off for nearly two weeks before they resume non-conference play at UMBC. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.
EAST CAROLINA 6, JAMES MADISON 0
No. 1 - Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. Robert Stirling (JMU) 6-1, 6-5 (7-1)
No. 2 - Nicolas Soriano (ECU) def. Sebastian Salinas (JMU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 - Mario Martinez (ECU) def. Miljan Ruzic (JMU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 - Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Brett Moorhead (JMU) 6-5 (7-5), 6-2
No. 5 - Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) def. Maxi Branth (JMU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Niels Kathol (JMU) vs. Colin Roller (ECU) unfinished
No. 1 - Joran Vliegen/Colin Roller (ECU) def. Miljan Ruzic/Robert Stirling (JMU) 6-1
No. 2 - Fredric Lehfeldt/Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Brett Moorhead/Niels Kathol (JMU) 6-2
No. 3 - Sebastian Salinas/Alex Berdnikoff (JMU) vs. Miles Holvoet/Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) unfinished