Coetzee, Akhavan, Stotland Finish Day One Of Aggie Invitational Undefeated
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/19/2003

Sept. 19, 2003

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico men's tennis team took the court for the first time this season, competing in the Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. today.

Senior Divan Coetzee, junior Ryan Stotland and freshman Hiroud Akhavan finished the day undefeated. Coetzee defeated New Mexico State's Spence Peoples, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 32 before downing Texas Tech's Bojan Szumanski 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 16. Stotland beat Texas Tech's Teddy Diblasi, 6-4, 6-2 followed by Northern Arizona's Brian Grooms, 6-4, 6-1. Akhavan earned his first collegiate victory with a 6-4, 7-5 win over NMSU's Luis Avila. Texas Tech's Rodney Vickers became Akhavan's next victim, falling 6-1, 6-3.

Also picking up wins in the round of 32 were senior Jasmin Hodzic, junior David Kowalski and sophomores Eric Conklin and Nick Ames.

In doubles action, the duo of Kowalski and Stotland advance to the semifinals tomorrow. They netted an 8-2 win over the Aggies' Peoples and Jaron Maestas in the round of 16 before downing Texas Tech's Diblasi and Szumanski, 8-5.

The Lobos return to action in the Aggie Invitational tomorrow. The second day of competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the semifinals of the singles matches followed by the doubles matches at the NMSU Tennis Center.

Aggie Invitational Day One Singles Results

Round of 32

Divan Coetzee (UNM) d. Spence Peoples (NMSU); 6-2, 6-1
Bojan Szumanski (TT) d. Andres Hanisch (UNM); 6-0, 6-3
Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) d. Luis Avila (NMSU); 6-4, 7-5
Ryan Stotland (UNM) d. Teddy Diblasi (TT); 6-4, 6-2
Tibault Schram (NAU) d Henry Gers (UNM); 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Ryan Stotland (UNM) d. Teddy Diblasi (TT); 6-4, 6-2
Tibault Schram (NAU) d Henry Gers (UNM); 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Nick Ames (UNM) d. Lew DeLeon (NAU); 6-4, 6-2

Round of 16

Divan Coetzee (UNM) d. Bojan Szumanski (TT); 6-2, 6-2
Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) d. Rodney Vickers (TT); 6-1, 6-3
Ryan Stotland (UNM) d. Brian Grooms (NAU); 6-4, 6-1
Michael Innerebner (TT) d. Nick Ames (UNM); 6-3, 6-2
Jakob Paulsen (TT) d. David Kowalski (UNM); 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
Esat Tanik (TT) d. Eric Conklin (UNM); 6-3, 6-2
Danilo Zivanovic (NMSU) d. Jasmin Hodzic (UNM); 6-3, 6-2

Consolations Round

Andres Hanisch (UNM) d. Spence Peoples (NMSU); 6-0, 6-4
Christian Halligan (NMSU) d. Henry Gers (UNM); 7-6, 6-4
JJ Booker (NMSU) d. Henry Gers; 7-6, 6-7, 7-5

Aggie Invitational Day One Doubles Results

Round Of 16

David Kowalski / Ryan Stotland (UNM) d. Spence Peoples / Jaron Maestas (NMSU); 8-2
Henry Gers / Robert Grzeskowiak (UNM) d. Ben Archer-Clowes / JJ booker (NMSU); DNP
Nick Ames / Hiroud Akhavan (UNM) d. Tibault Schram / Ronson Taylor (NAU); 8-5
Michael Innerebner / Esat Tanik (TT) d. Eric Conklin / Andres Hanisch (UNM); 8-3
Divan Coetzee / Jasmin Hodzic (UNM) d. Danilo Zivanovic / Tyler Lyon (NMSU); 8-5


David Kowalski / Ryan Stotland (UNM) d. Teddy Diblasi / Bojan Szumanski (TT); 8-5
Ryan Vogl / Rodney Vickers (TT) d. Henry Gers / Robert Grzeskowiak (UNM); 9-8
Christian Halligan / Luis Avila (NMSU) d. Nick Ames / Hiroud Akhavan (UNM); 9-7
Michael Innerebner / Esat Tanik (TT) d. Divan Coetzee / Jasmin Hodzic (UNM); 8-5


Danilo Zivanovic / Tyler Lyon (NMSU) d. Eric Conklin / Andres Hanisch (UNM); 8-2