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October 22, 2010

Ramadier Advances in Singles at Men’s Tennis ITA Mountain Regional

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sophomore Hugo Ramadier won a second round singles match and teamed with freshman Bruno Ferreira for a second round doubles victory to lead Northern Arizona on the second day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas.

Ramadier rallied for a 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Idaho State's Nate Gross to advance to Friday's third round. He will face Fillip Pogostkin of Boise State in the round of 32 on Friday at 10 a.m., and with a win would play in the round of 16 later Friday at 2 p.m. NAU senior David Flodberg also advanced to Thursday's second round but dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to New Mexico's Ben Dunbar.

The doubles pair of Ramadier and Ferreira, the only NAU doubles team to win in the opening round, advanced to the doubles round of 16 with an 8-6 win over Jakob Asplund and Nikita Ryashchenko of Utah State. The duo then faced the top-seeded doubles team in the region, New Mexico's Dunbar and Conor Berg, and took an 8-2 loss.

In consolation play, NAU sophomore Patrick Schimmelbauer scored a 6-3, 6-0 win over Anthony Trabert of Weber State while Lumberjack freshman Dominic Bermudez cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Idaho State's Colton Pate. Flodberg and junior Robin Pezzutto picked up an 8-6 consolation doubles victory over Dan Buckingham and Dakota Pate of Idaho State.

Action continues in Las Vegas on Friday beginning at 9 a.m.

Northern Arizona Results

Singles – Main Draw

Hugo Ramadier (NAU) def. Nate Gross (ISU), 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Ben Dunbar (UNM) def. David Flodberg (NAU), 6-4, 6-3

Singles – Consolation

Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU) def. Anthony Trabert (WSU), 6-3, 6-0

Dominic Bermudez (NAU) def. Colton Pate (ISU), 6-0, 6-2

Doubles – Main Draw

Ferreira/Ramadier (NAU) def. Asplund/Ryashchenko (USU), 8-6

Berg/Dunbar (UNM) def. Ferreira/Ramadier (NAU), 8-2

Doubles – Consolation

Flodberg/Pezzutto (NAU) def. Buckingham/Pate (ISU), 8-6

Bendeck/Shin (ID) def. Bermudez/Schimmelbauer (NAU), 8-4

DID YOU KNOW...Track and field's David McNeill won two individual national championships in 2010, winning the indoor and outdoor 5,000m, while finishing second in the 3,000m indoors and at the NCAA cross country meet.