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Four Nittany Lions Pickup Wins on Day Three at UVa Fall Classic

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Senior C.J. Griffin

Oct. 7, 2012

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Day Three at the UVa Fall Classic concluded with four members of the Penn State men's tennis team picking up singles wins in their consolation match. The Nittany Lions won a total of ten singles matches and two doubles matches during the weekend-long tournament. Next weekend, Penn State will send members of the team to the Tennessee Invitational in Knoxville, Tenn.

Freshman Matt Barry(Lido Beach, N.Y.) earned Fifth Place in the "Black" Singles draw with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over George Washington's Viktor Svensson. It was Barry's third win of the weekend, with the other two coming against Norfolk State's Daniel Grauel(5-7, 6-4, 6-0) and Coastal Carolina's Hunter Whalen(6-1, 6-2). Through his first two college tournaments, Barry has a record of 6-2, including a run to the draw final at the Princeton Invitational.

Ramy Labna(Doha, Qatar) finished the weekend with two wins and 13th Place in the "White" Singles draw. On Sunday, Labna defeated College of Charleston's Charlie Ghriskey 6-4, 6-1 to claim 13th Place. His other win came on Saturday in a consolation match against Norfolk State's Sam Lemberger 6-3, 6-2.

Junior Chris Young(Melbourne, Australia) claimed a Seventh Place victory against Morgan State's Duwane Thomas 6-0, 6-0 on Sunday. Young also won two matches over the weekend. On Friday, Young defeated Norfolk State's Dima Zymantovich 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the "Gold" Singles Draw.

C.J. Griffin(Portland, Mich.) defeated College of Charleston's Billy Kenny 6-4, 6-2 to earn Third Place in the "Red" Singles draw consolation bracket. His other win in the tournament came against College of Charleston's Josh Record 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Senior Guanhua Chen(DaLian, China) was scheduled to matchup against Coastal Carolina's John Karle in the "Blue" Singles Seventh Place match. However, that match was not played. Chen earned his first win of the fall on Friday in his first round victory over Norfolk State's Kent Austin 6-0, 6-1.

Chen and Young also picked up two doubles wins on the weekend. They earned a tough 9-7 win over Norfolk State's Peter Pello and Igor Braga on Friday. They claimed Third Place in "Orange" Doubles on Saturday with an 8-2 win against Coastal Carolina's Hunter Whalen and Sam Barr.

Barry and Griffin claimed Third Place in the "Red" Doubles consolation bracket.



First Round) Guanhua Chen(PSU) def. Kent Austin(NORF ST), 6-0, 6-1

Quarterfinal) Leo Lapentti(GW) def. Guanhua Chen(PSU), 6-3, 6-2

Fifth Place Semifinal) Duk Young Park(MORG ST) def. Guanhua Chen(PSU), 6-2, 6-4

Seventh Place) Guanhua Chen(PSU) vs. John Carle(CC), Did Not Play


First Round) Greg Vladimirsky(JMU) def. Ramy Labna(PSU), 6-3, 6-1

Consolation Round) Janik Burri(BING) def. Ramy Labna(PSU), 6-4, 6-2

13th Place Semifinal) Ramy Labna(PSU) def. Sam Lemberger(NORF ST), 6-3, 6-2

13th Place) Ramy Labna(PSU) def. Charlie Ghirskey(CofC), 6-4, 6-1


First Round) Matt Barry(PSU) def. Daniel Grauel(NORF ST), 5-7, 6-4, 6-0

Quarterfinal) Ryan Pool(JMU) def. Matt Barry(PSU), 6-3, 6-1

Fifth Place Semifinal) Matt Barry(PSU) def. Hunter Whalen(CC), 6-1, 6-2

Fifth Place) Matt Barry(PSU) def. Viktor Svensson(GW), 6-1, 6-2


First Round) Chris Young(PSU) def. Dima Zymantovich(NORF ST), 6-4, 6-0

Quarterfinal) Shea Thomas(LIB) def. Chris Young(PSU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Fifth Place Semifinal) Alon Faiman(CofC) def. Chris Young(PSU), 6-3, 6-4

Seventh Place) Chris Young(PSU) def. Duwane Thomas(MORG ST), 6-0, 6-0


First Round) John Banks(W&M) def. C.J. Griffin(PSU), 6-3, 6-1

Consolation Round) C.J. Griffin(PSU) def. Josh Record(CofC), 3-6, 6-4, 10-6

Consolation Semifinal) Rob Stirling(JMU) def. C.J. Griffin(PSU), 7-6(6), 6-2

Consolation Third Place) C.J. Griffin(PSU) def. Billy Kenny(CofC), 6-4, 6-2



First Round) Chen/Young(PSU) def. Pello/Braga(NORF ST), 9-7

Semifinal) Allanic/Lopez(CofC) def. Chen/Young(PSU), 8-4

Third Place) Chen/Young(PSU) def. Whalen/Barr(CC), 8-2


First Round) Kjellberg/Prostak(NCW) def. Barry/Griffin(PSU), 9-7

Consolation Semifinal) McCloskey/Pare(VCU) def. Barry/Griffin(PSU), 8-5

Consolation Third Place) Barry/Griffin(PSU) def. Uriguen/Scheinman(UVA), (ill)




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