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Highly Ranked Division II East Region Tennis Teams Will Collide; UDC Defeats Dowling in ECC Tournament

Senior Lalindra Jayatilleke soundly defeated his Dowling rival on Wednesday
Senior Lalindra Jayatilleke soundly defeated his Dowling rival on Wednesday
April 20, 2011: Queens Village, NY- The University of the District of Columbia Men's Tennis Team defeated Dowling College, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the East Coast Conference Championships today at the Alley Pond Tennis Center in Queens Village, NY. This will set up a match of the #2 team in the East Region, Queens College, and the #4 ranked squad, the UDC Firebirds. This match will take place at the Tennis Center on Thursday morning at 10:30am.
The upset of the day took place in the #1 doubles match when Eduardo Ribeiro and Victor Kim of Dowling College beat UDC #1 Captain and Jr., Tomas Gajdusek ( Finance Major-Prague,Czech Republic)and Jr. Bruno Reich (Business Mgmt. Major-Rio de Janeiro,Brazil), 9-8.
Coach Dickie Mahaffey commented on the match: " We were down 1-3... I am proud of these guys. We look forward to our rematch with Queens Thursday morning." Queens College, which holds a #26 Division II National Ranking with the ITA, defeated the Firebirds on April 16th at Queens, 8-1. This was UDC's only ECC loss of the season. The Dowling-UDC match results are below.
UDC - 6, Dowling College - 3

1. Ribeiro/Kim (DC) def. Gajdusek/Reich 9-8(4)
2. Uzcategui/Quiroga def. Sinclair/Skidmore (DC) 8-4
3. Lotito/Mamadjanov (DC) def. Bernard/Jayatilleke 8-1

1. Tomas Gajdusek def. Viktor Kim (DC) 6-4, 7-6(3)
2. Bruno Reich def. Eduardo Ribeiro (DC) 7-6(5), 6-1
3. Miguel Uzcategui def. Sam Mamadjanov (DC) 6-4, 6-4
4. Carlos Quiroga def. Justin Skidmore 6-2, 6-1
5. Michael Sinclair (DC) def. Karlon Bernard 6-0, 6-0
6. Lalindra Jayatilleke def. Kevin Lotito 6-0, 6-1

UDC - 6
DC - 3

Season Record (W-L): 13 - 4, 4 - 1 ECC