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Trojan Leads Strong Men's Tennis Performance at Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational

September 17, 2006
|  Virginia Beach, Va.
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Jarda Trojan

Jarda Trojan

Jarda Trojan played in the Men's B Singles final and won both of his doubles matches with partner Sebastian Pena as the Liberty men's tennis team had a successful weekend at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational of Virginia Beach this past weekend.

Trojan, in his second season with the Flames, won his first three singles matches to advance to the men's B singles final at the tournament. Opening up competition, he defeated Roman Del Castillo of Howard, 6-1, 6-3 and advanced to the semifinals by downing Chowan College's Darick Gilman 7-5, 6-1. In the semifinals, Trojan locked up with Christopher Newport's Eddie Glidewell in a tightly-played first set, taking it in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5), while the second set was just as highly contested with the junior coming out on top, 7-5, for the victory. In the final, Trojan and Mike Smith of James Madison squared off in another close match with Smith edging Trojan 7-5, 6-4.

Trojan also teamed with Sebastian Pena to take both of their men's B doubles matches on the weekend. In their first match, the pair defeated James Madison's Carlin Campbell and John Snead, 8-6. Later in the weekend, they rolled to an 8-1 victory over Raitis Abolins and Darick Gilman of Chowan.

Also, newcomers Chad Simpson and Luis Olivera continued to be a solid pairing for the Flames as they reached the finals of the men's C doubles. In their first match of the weekend, the two downed Kevin Repper and Dylan Young of Christopher Newport, 8-1. Later, the Liberty pair received a default in the semifinals to move to the finals. In the finals, the duo fell in a close match, 8-5 to Virginia Wesleyan's Eric Caudill and Jeff Zenisek.

Results for the entire weekend are available by clicking here.

The men take a break from tournament play for the next two weekends before returning to action by competing in the Elon Fall Draw. The two-day event gets underway on Oct. 6 and concludes on Oct. 7.