BUIES CREEK – The Campbell University men's tennis team opened its 2012 home season Wednesday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Longwood. The Camels (2-1, 0-0) gained victories by Fernando Guillen, Adrien Rossignon, David Clavera, and Dominik Kaniewski in the top four positions.
Guillen improved to 2-1 this season after knocking off Nobu Tanaka in the one spot (6-1, 7-5), while Rossignon defeated Giorgi Khmiadashvili 6-3, 6-4 in the two spot. The Arlon, Belgium native is 3-0 on the young season.
Clavera also improved to 2-1 in singles play after his victory over Daneil Elston in the three spot (6-3, 7-6). Kaniewski returned to the courts for the first time this season after missing all of the 2011 fall season with a knee injury. The junior from Poland defeated Edward Becker in the four position (6-0, 7-5).
Freshman Steven Billington won his first match as a Camel in the five position over Steed Johnson (6-3, 3-6, 10-6).
The Camels open their 2012 Big South Conference schedule Friday afternoon at Winthrop. Match time is set for 2:00 pm.
Longwood vs Campbell
Feb 15, 2012 at Buies Creek, N.C.
Campbell Men 6, Longwood 1
1. GUILLEN, Fernando (CAMM) def. TANAKA, Nobu (LONGM) 6-1, 7-5
2. ROSSIGNON, Adrien (CAMM) def. KHMIADASHVILI, Giorg (LONGM) 6-3, 6-4
3. CLAVERA, David (CAMM) def. ELSTON, Daniel (LONGM) 6-3, 7-6
4. KANIEWSKI, Dominik (CAMM) def. BECKER, Edward (LONGM) 6-0, 7-5
5. KELLEHER, Harry (LONGM) def. BARO, Josep (CAMM) 4-6, 7-6, 10-5
6. BILLINGTON, Steven (CAMM) def. JOHNSON, Steed (LONGM) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
1. ROSSIGNON, Adrien/BARO, Josep (CAMM) def. TANAKA, Nobu/KHMIADASHVILI, Giorg (LONGM) 8-1
2. GUILLEN, Fernando/CLAVERA, David (CAMM) def. KELLEHER, Harry/ELSTON, Daniel (LONGM) 8-3
3. AUGUST, Iwdal/KRALIK, Ondrej (CAMM) def. BECKER, Edward/JOHNSON, Steed (LONGM) 8-3
Campbell Men 2-1