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MSU Caps Successful First Day At Bulldog Scramble

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MSU's Stefan Vinti earned two singles and a doubles match win Friday as the Bulldog began play at the Bulldog Scramble in Athens, Ga.
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Athens, Ga. - At the same venue where they began their fall slate, the Mississippi State men's tennis squad found great success during day one of the Bulldog Scramble Friday.

State opened the Georgia-hosted event with doubles play, fielding two teams for day one of the round-robin tournament. The MSU rookie duo of Pedro Dumont and Stefan Vinti defeated Kentucky's Michael Binder and Brett Johnson with ease 8-2. The State tandem of Zach White and Ethan Wilkinson did not find similar success, dropping their match to Ruygi Hirooka and Maks Gold of Kentucky 8-2.

Two rounds of singles were played today in Athens Friday, with three Bulldogs competing in the first go-around and all four competing in the second session.

MSU's White defeated UK's Johnson in straight-sets 6-2, 6-1. Vinti also earned a straight-set win, defeating Kentucky's Michael Binder 6-3, 6-1. Dumont dropped his match to UK's Maks Gold 7-6(2), 6-1.

In the second session of singles play, three Bulldogs came out successful. Dumont defeated Alabama's Rens van der Vis 6-2, 6-3. Vinti dropped his first set, but cruised from there, defeating Stuart Kenyon 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2. White defeated the Crimson Tide's Harris Barnard 6-3, 6-2.

MSU's Wilkinson dropped his lone singles match of the day, losing to East Tennessee State's Roger Ordeig 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-0.

The round-robin tournament will continue Saturday and conclude on Sunday.

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MSU Results At The Bulldog Scramble

November 9, 2012 - Athens, Ga.

Singles

First Session - Maks Gold (Kentucky) def. Pedro Dumont (MSU) 7-6(2), 6-1; Zach White (MSU) def. Brett Johnson (Kentucky) 6-2, 6-1; Stefan Vinti (MSU) def. Michael Binder (Kentucky) 6-3, 6-1

Second Session - Dumont (MSU) def. Rens van der Vis (Alabama) 6-2, 6-3; Vinti (MSU) def. Stuart Kenyon (Alabama) 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2; White (MSU) def. Harris Barnard (Alabama) 6-3, 6-2; Roger Ordeig (East Tenn. State) def. Ethan Wilkinson (MSU) 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-0

Doubles

First Session - Ruygi Hirooka/Gold (Kentucky) def. White/Wilkinson (MSU) 8-2; Dumont/Vinti (MSU) def. Binder/Johnson (Kentucky) 8-2

National rankings precede players name; Seedings in brackets



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