Four Wolfpack Players Win First Match at Uva Fall Invitational
Sept. 26, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Four NC State men's tennis players picked up wins in the opening round, with freshman Drew Befus picking up a win in the consolation round of singles Flight B. Among the four first round winners, freshman Ryan Johnson garnered his first career collegiate win, defeating Nate Grover of Old Dominion, 6-4, 7-5. Sophomore Will Shaw dropped Dillon Walker of Virginia in two sets, 6-2, 6-4 before falling 7-6, 6-2 against Niklas Oskarsson of ODU in the second round of singles Flight A. Senior Jon Davis and freshman Dennis Myers also won in the opening round.
Davis won 6-3, 6-2 over Adriano Mello of ODU while Myers took his match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Johnson, Shaw, Davis and Myers each lost in the second round however, and dropped their first consolation match as well. Befus won his match, 6-2, 6-0 in the consolation round and will face Nate Grover of ODU on Saturday.
In doubles, freshmen Simeon and Noblitt paired up to win 9-8 over David Robinson and Jarred Leibner of Purdue