Roebker Earns Vredevelt Invite Singles Champion

Jimmy Roebker earned the singles championship and was named MVP.

Jimmy Roebker earned the singles championship and was named MVP.

Sept. 16, 2012


KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Junior Jimmy Roebker won his fourth match of the year and the Xavier men's tennis team turned in another strong performance on the final day of the Jack Vredevelt.

Roebker picked up his final win of the tournament with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Notre Dame's Kenny Sabacinski. The win earned him the singles championship and the MVP honor from the tournament. Also being named to the All-Tournament Team was junior Mesa Mei and senior Brandon MacDonald.

Both Mei and MacDonald lost their matches on Sunday but earned three singles victories in previous matches. Mei fell to Notre Dame's Ryan Bandy (6-3, 6-3) and MacDonald lost to Notre Dame's Nicolas Montoya (6-1, 6-4).

Others picking up singles victories were Zack Mueck, Freddy Abunku, Patrick Bandy, Philip Diaz, and Brian Carman. The Musketeers went a combined 29-10 in singles matches over the weekend.

Roebker joined freshman Adam Krull to win one of the four doubles matches for Xavier. The duo outplayed Michael Tenzer and Michael Tebon from Wisconsin-Green Bay for a 9-7 result. Mei and MacDonald also earned a doubles victory by defeating Green Bay's Craig Cox and Gary Notkin. The combinations of Carman and Diaz and Abunku and Michael Moe also won their doubles matches for Xavier. The Musketeers went 8-2 in doubles matches over the weekend.

The Musketeers travel next weekend to the Purdue Invitational. Play begins on Friday from West Lafayette, Ind.

Xaiver's Singles Results
Jimmy Roebker (Xavier) def. Kenny Sabacinski (ND) 6-2, 6-4
Ryan Bandy (ND) def. Mesa Mei (Xavier) 6-3, 6-3
Nicolas Montoya (ND) def. Brandon MacDonald (Xavier) 6-1, 6-4
Ross VanderPloeg (WMU-1) def. Adam Krull (Xavier) 6-2, 6-2
Zack Mueck (Xavier) def. Andrew Cahn (WMU-2) 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Freddy Abunku (Xavier) def. Michael Fredericka (ND-4) 6-4, 6-2
Doug Barnard (ND-5) def. Michael Moe (Xavier) 6-4, 6-2
Pat Bandy (Xavier-8) def. Jim Beckwith (WMU-5) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2)
Phil Diaz (Xavier-9) def. Stephen Payne (WMU-6) 6-1, 6-0
Brian Carman (Xavier-10) def. Nolan Marks (CSU-7) 6-3, 6-2



Xavier's Doubles Results
Roebker/Krull (Xavier) def. Tenzer/Tebon (GB) 9-7
Finkenbrink/Leto (GB) def. Bandy/Mueck (Xavier) 8-4
Mei/MacDonald (Xavier) def. Cox/Notkin (GB) 8-5
Carman/Diaz (Xavier) def. Cahn/Shideler (WMU-3) 8-6
Abunku/Moe (Xavier-5) def. Kuelker/Marks (CSU) 9-7

Singles: Jim Roebker, Xavier
Doubles: Shabib/Jonsson, Cleveland State

All-Tournament Team
Jim Roebker, Xavier (MVP)
Mesa Mei, Xavier
Ross VanderPloeg, Western Michigan
Nicolas Montoya, Notre Dame
Joe VanMeter, Cleveland State
Ken Sabacinski, Notre Dame
Brandon MacDonald, Xavier
Ali Shabib, Cleveland State