Jan. 10, 2010
Site: Key Biscayne, Fla. (Tennis Center at Crandon Park)
Event: Key Biscayne Individuals (Day 3 of 3)
Scoring: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Match: Saturday, Jan. 23 -- vs. Vanderbilt (Raleigh, N.C.), 1 p.m.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- After play was postponed due to inclement weather yesterday (Saturday, Jan. 9), the University of Michigan men's tennis team returned to the courts for the final day at the Key Biscayne Individuals on Sunday (Jan. 10) but ran into stiff competition from No. 8 Texas as the Wolverines only victor was junior Jason Jung (Torrance, Calif./West Torrance), who defeated Kellen Damico in singles, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in the three-day event held at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park.
Jung's victory was the only bright spot Sunday for the Wolverines, as Texas took the remaining five singles matches and all three doubles bouts. He also defeated Yannick Weihs (Denver) on Friday to give him two singles wins to start the second half of the season.
Senior Mike Sroczynski (Chatham, N.J./Laurel Springs Prep) had an opportunity to score another 'W' for Michigan but fell in a three-set bout to No. 104 Vasko Mladenov, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Michigan returns to the court next Saturday (Jan. 23) in Raleigh, N.C., for a dual match with Vanderbilt. It is Michigan's first dual match of the season. U-M also plays North Carolina State the following day (Sunday, Jan. 24).
DAY THREE RESULTS (Sunday, Jan. 10)
No. 5 Dimitar Kutrovsky (Texas) def. No. 73 Evan King (U-M) -- 6-2, 6-3
No. 50 Jason Jung (U-M) def. Kellen Damico (Texas) -- 7-6 (5), 6-3
No. 9 Ed Corrie (Texas) def. George Navas (U-M) -- 6-4, 6-1
No. 104 Vasko Mladenov (Texas) def. Mike Sroczynski (U-M) -- 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
No. 85 Daniel Whitehead (Texas) def. Chris Cha (U-M) -- 6-4, 6-4
Chris Camillone (Texas) def. Duncan Muil (U-M) -- 6-0, 6-0
No. 22 Dimitar Kutrovsky/Josh Zavala (Texas) def. Evan King/George Navas (U-M) -- 8-4
Daniel Whitehead/Alex Hilliard (Texas) def. Jason Jung/Mike Sroczynski (U-M) -- 8-4
Chris Camillone/Ben Chen (Texas) def. Chris Cha/Duncan Muil (U-M) -- 8-3
Day One Results | Day Two Postponed
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Bruce Berque
On Sunday's finale at Key Biscayne ... "I'm more disappointed with the way we played in doubles today. We had good chances to compete on courts one and two and I thought we were striking the ball well. We just did not have the discipline or the energy when we were ahead at times. Texas is a very good team and will be there at the end. Jason did have a very good win in singles and I thought Mike played a very competitive match as well."
On the weekend at Key Biscayne ... "The whole point of this event is to see where we were at as a team. We didn't have Chris Madden here for this event, and he probably could have helped us, but maybe a disappointing finish is going to be a good thing for our team. Hopefully, this result will motivate us to get better, which I think we will."
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423