Billington Finished Runner-Up at the Men’s Carolina Regional

David Clavera
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
David Clavera (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Campbell men's tennis team was successful at the Men's Carolina Regionalas three singles players in sophomore Steven Billington (Conway, Wales) Ondreh Kralik (Herlev, Denmark) and Garrison Kinney (Lewisville, N.C.) finished in the top four of their bracket. Each doubles team finished in third place for the Camels.

The highest finish came from Billington, who defeated Steven Patrick of Winthrop, 6-2, 6-3, Ernest Albrech of Gardner-Webb, 6-0,6-2 and Daniel Kripak of UNC Asheville, 6-3, 6-1 on his way to the finals of Bracket II. Billington put of a fight, but ended up falling to Dylan Comerford of Winthrop by identical 6-4 scores.

In bracket I, Rossignon advanced to the semifinal match by knocking off Artem Tarasov of Tennessee Tech, 6-2, 6-3 and William O'Connell of Presbyterian, 6-4, 6-1. He fell to Harry Menzies of South Carolina, in a grueling three-set match, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 and dropped a second match that went the sidtance to Vasily Eremeeve of Tennessee Tech, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.

A pair of Camels had success in braket II as Kralik and Kinney reached the semifinals before dropping three-set matches to finish in third and fourth, respectively. Kralik notched two-set victories over Will Goldbery of UNC Asheville, 6-0, 6-2 and Chase Altieri of Winthrop, 6-0, 6-2. Kinney took wins against Will Albright of UNCG, 6-2, 6-1 and Brett Landau, 6-2, 6-1.

Additionally, senior Josep Baro (Barcelona, Spain) registered a 2-1 finish in bracket three with wins over Landau, 6-2, 6-0 and Brendan Dempsey of Gardner-Webb, 6-3, 6-1.

In double play Rossingnon/Baro defeated Landeard/Cocker of UNCA, 8-3, but fell to O'Connell and Brighton of Presbyterina, 8-6. The duo regrouped to knock off Waissen/Kripak of UNCA, 8-5.

Bracket II was similar for the Camels with junior Fernando Guillen (San Louis Potosi, Mexico)/senior David Clavera (Barcelona, Spain) winning in the quarterfinals, 8-2, against Bruce/Asis of Presbyterian. After falling to Cook/Santana of Georgia State, 8-6, the tandem defeated Snead/Crocker of Presbterian to finish in third, 8-6.

Kralik/junior Garrison Kinney (Lewisville, N.C.) started bracket III with an 8-4 win over Flynn/Albright of UNCG. Landau/Contay from UNCA just slipped past them in the semis, 9-7. An 8-5 decision over Chen/Altieri of Winthrop notched a third-place finish.

This event wraps up the fall schedule for the Camels. Campbell begins its spring dual-match schedule on Jan. 18 at the VCU Indoor 4x1 Invitational.

Men's Carolina Invitational
Nov. 2-4, 2012 at Rock Hill, S.C. (Winthrop Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition
I16    Luca Santana (Georgia State) def. Fernando Guillen (Campbell) 6-5 (0-5), 6-4
IC    Fernando Guillen (Campbell) def. Ben Barnette (South Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
IC    Fernando Guillen (Campbell) def. Thomas Cook (Georgia State) 7-6 (0-6), 6-0
I16    Adrien Rossingnon (Campbell) def. Artem Tarasov (Tennessee Tech) 6-2, 6-3
IQF    Adrien Rossingnon (Campbell) def. William O'Connell (Presbyterian College) 6-4, 6-1
IC    Harry Menzies (South Carolina) def. Adrien Rossingnon (Campbell) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
IC 3/4    Vasily Eremeeve (Tennessee Tech) def. Adrien Rossingnon (Campbell) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
II16    Daniel Kripak (UNC Asheville) def. Rick Van Gerwen (Campbell) 6-3, 6-1
IIL8    Joao Poli (Gardner-Webb) def. Rick Van Gerwen (Campbell) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
II16    Steven Billington (Campbell) def. Steven Patrick (Winthrop) 6-2, 6-3
IIQF    Steven Billington (Campbell) def. Ernest Alberch (Gardner-Webb) 6-0, 6-2
IISF    Steven Billington (Campbell) def. Daniel Kripak (UNC Asheville) 6-3, 6-1
IIF    Dylan Comerford (Winthrop) def. Steven Billington (Campbell) 6-4, 6-4
II16    Smith (UNC Greensboro) def. Rick Van Gerwen (Campbell) 6-2, 6-0
II16    David Clavera (Campbell) def. Andrew Brigham (Presbyterian College) 6-0, 6-1
IIQF    Dylan Comerford (Winthrop) def. David Clavera (Campbell) 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
IIC    Daniel Bruce (Presbyterian College) def. David Clavera (Campbell) 6-3, 6-2
III16    Ondrej Kralik (Campbell) def. Will Goldberg (UNC Asheville) 6-0, 6-2
IIIQF    Ondrej Kralik (Campbell) def. Chase Altieri (Winthrop) 6-0, 6-2
IIISF    Michael Chen (Winthrop) def. Ondrej Kralik (Campbell) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
III3/4    Ondrej Kralik (Campbell) def. Garrison Kinney (Campbell) 1-0
III16    Garrison Kinney (Campbell) def. Will Albright (UNC Greensboro) 6-2, 6-1
IIIQF    Garrison Kinney (Campbell) def. Brett Landau (UNC Asheville) 6-2, 6-1
IIISF    Matt Parker (Gardner-Webb) def. Garrison Kinney (Campbell) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
III16    Josep Baro (Campbell) def. Brett Landau (UNC Asheville) 6-2, 6-0
IIIQF    Matt Parker (Gardner-Webb) def. Josep Baro (Campbell) 6-2, 6-2
IIIC5-8    Josep Baro (Campbell) def. Brett Landau (UNC Asheville) 6-7, 6-0, 6-3
IIIC5    Josep Baro (Campbell) def. Brendan Dempsey (Gardner-Webb) 6-3, 6-1


Doubles competition
IQF    Adrien Rossingnon/Josep Baro (Campbell) def. Landeard/Croker (UNC Asheville) 8-3
ISF    William O'Connell/Andrew Brigham (Presbyterian College) def. Adrien Rossingnon/Josep Baro (Campbell) 8-6
IC3/4    Adrien Rossingnon/Josep Baro (Campbell) def. Waissen/Daniel Kripak (UNC Asheville) 8-5
IIQF    Fernando Guillen/David Clavera (Campbell) def. Daniel Bruce/Asis (Presbyterian College) 8-2
IISF    Thomas Cook/Luca Santana (Georgia State) def. Fernando Guillen/David Clavera (Campbell) 8-6
IC3/4    Fernando Guillen/David Clavera (Campbell) def. Edward Snead/Crocker (Presbyterian College) 8-3
IIIQF    Ondrej Kralik/Garrison Kinney (Campbell) def. Flynn/Will Albright (UNC Greensboro) 8-4
IIISF    Brett Landau/Conaty (UNC Asheville) def. Ondrej Kralik/Garrison Kinney (Campbell) 9-7
III3/4    Ondrej Kralik/Garrison Kinney (Campbell) def. Michael Chen/Chase Altieri (Winthrop) 8-5