Kentucky Closes Fall Opening Weekend With Strong Results

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Men’s Tennis team opened its fall slate this past weekend, hosting am event in the Bluegrass state that saw much success for the Wildcats, including two ranked wins on the opening day alone.

The tournament lasted three days with UK hosting Friday and Sunday’s action and the University of Louisville hosting play Saturday. Pepperdine made the trip in from out west and Michigan State traveled in from the north to create the four-team tournament.

The invitational featured two hidden duals each day with each team playing one match per day consisting of singles and doubles. Kentucky went 3-0 in the event winning all three hidden duals, even though scores for teams are not official kept for fall events, as it is geared more towards individual maturation and playing experience.

The full results from the weekend are below.

UK Men’s Tennis Invitational Results


UK vs Pepperdine:


#78 Josh Lapadat (UK) def. No. 15 Daniel De Jonge (PEP) 7-6, 6-3

Taha Baadi (UK) def. No. 45 Tim Zietvogel (PEP) 6-2, 6-3

Eric Hadigan (PEP) def. JJ Mercer (UK) 6-1, 6-4

Charlelie Cosnet (UK) def. Linus Carlsson Halldin (PEP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Alexandre LeBlanc (UK) def. Robert Shelton (UK) 6-3, 6-0

Maxi Homberg (PEP) def. Jonathan Sorbo (UK) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2

Max Wuelfing (PEP) def. Christophe Clement (UK) 6-4. 7-5

Tate Sandman (UK) def. Reed (MSU) 7-6 (2), 6-4



Lapadat/LeBlanc (UK) def. No. 59 Halldin/DeJonge (PEP) 6-0

Baadi/Clement (UK) def. Homberg/Zeitvigel (PEP) 6-2

Clement/Mercer (UK) def. Hadigian/Wuelfing (PEP) 6-2


University of Louisville vs Michigan State


Baris (MSU) def. Donnet (UL) 0-6, 6-2, 3-6

Salle (UL) def. Sheldon (MSU) 6-2, 7-6

Hernandez (UL) def. Saye (MSU) 7-5, 6-3

Rodrigues (UL) def. Lair (MSU) 6-0, 6-3

Mizrahi (UL) def. Baylis (MSU) 6-2, 7-6

Fung (UL) def. Pero (MSU) 6-4, 6-4

Mayew (UL) def. Kazuki Matsuno (MSU) 6-3, 6-3

Josh Portnoy (MSU) def. Andre Steinbach (UL) 7-6, 6-4



Rodrigues/Salle (UL) def. Lair/Baris (MSU) 7-6, TB 8-6

Donnet/Wesbrooks (UL) def. Matsuno/Baylis (MSU) 6-1

Fung/Hernandez (UL) def. Saye/Portnoy (MSU) 6-1

Mayew/Steinbach (UL) def. Crocker/Sheldon (MSU) 6-0



UK vs University of Louisville


Etienne Donnet (UL) def. Taha Baadi (UK) 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
#78 Josh Lapadat (UK) def. #84 Fabien Salle (UL) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Charlie Cosnet (UK) def. Natan Rodrigues (UL) 5-6, ret.
#111 Sergio Hernandez (UL) def. Alexandre LeBlanc (UK) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
David Mizrahi (UL) def. JJ Mercer (UK) 6-2, 6-3
Christophe Clement (UK) def. Mathew Fung (UL) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Will Mayew (UL) def. Jonathan Sorbo (UK) 6-0, 6-0
Andre’ Steinbach (UL) def. Heman Nama (UK) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Rodrigues/Salle (UL) def. Cosnet/Mercer (UK) 6-3
LeBlanc/Lapadat (UK) def. Donnet/Wesbrooks 6-4
Fung/Hernandez (UL) def. Baadi/Clement (UK) 6-3
Sorbo/Nama (UK) def. Mayew/Steinbach (UL) 6-1  

Michigan State vs Pepperdine

Baris def. #15 Daniel De Jonge – 7-5, 6-4
Sheldon def. #45 Tim Zeitvogel – 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Eric Hadigian def. Saye – 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Linus Carlsson Halldin def. Baylis 5-6, 6-1, 6-2
Maxi Homberg def. Lair – 6-4, 7-5
Robert Shelton def. Matsuno – 7-6, 6-3
Max Wuelfing def. Crocker – 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Anthony Pero (MSU) def. Tate Sandman (UK) 0-6, 7-5, 6-3

#59 Carlsson Halldin/De Jonge def. Baris/Lair – 6-4
Homberg/Zeitvogel def. Matsuno/Crocker– 6-1
Say/Sheldon def. Hadigian/Wuelfing – 6-4

Baylis/Portnoy (MSU) def. Sandman/Shelton (PEP) 6-4



UK vs Michigan State


#78 Lapadat (UK) def. Baris (MSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Cosnet (UK) def. Sheldon (MSU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

LeBlanc (UK) def. Saye (MSU) 6-3, 6-2

Mercer (UK) def. Lair (MSU) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4

Baylis (MSU) def. Clement (UK) 6-1, 1-6, 0-2 retired

Pero (MSU) def. Sorbo (UK) 6-3, 5-7, 5-7

Portnoy (MSU) def. Sandman (UK) 6-2, 6-1

Nama (UK) def. Crocker (MSU) 6-2, 6-4



Baris/Lair (MSU) def. Lapadat/LeBlanc (UK) 6-3

Crocker/Matsuno (MSU) def. Mercer/Sandman (UK) 6-4

Sheldon/Saye (MSU) def. Clement/Cosnet (UK) 6-2

Nama/Sorbo (UK) def. Pero/Baylis (MSU) 6-1


Pepperdine vs University of Louisville


#15 Daniel De Jonge (Pepperdine) def.  Etienne Donnet (Louisville) 7-6, 7-6

Natan Rodrigues (Louisville) def. #45 Tim Zeitvogel (Pepperdine) 7-5, 6-3

#84 Fabien Salle (Louisville) def. Eric Hadigian (Pepperdine) 6-4, 6-1

Linus Carlsson Halldin (Pepperdine) def. David Mizrahi (Louisville) 6-4, 6-3

#111 Sergio Hernandez (Louisville) def. Maxi Homberg (Pepperdine) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Will Mayew (Louisville) def. Max Wuelfing (Pepperdine) 7-6, 4-6, 7-6

Kazuki Matsuno (Michigan State) def. Andre’ Steinbach (Louisville) 6-3, 6-4

Josh Portnoy (Michigan State) def. Matthew Fung (Louisville) 7-6, 6-2



#48 Rodrigues/Salle (Louisville) def. #59 Carlsson Halldin/De Jonge (Pepperdine) 6-4

Homberg/Zeitvogel (Pepperdine) def. Donnet/Alex Wesbrooks (Louisville) 6-3

Matthew Fung/Hernandez (Louisville) def. Hadigian/Wuelfing (Pepperdine) 6-4

Mayew/Steinbach (Louisville) def. Reed Crocker/Matsuno (Michigan State) 6-3


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