CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Temple men's tennis team sent Filip and Kacper Rams, and Mansur Gishkaev, to the ITA Men's Atlantic Regional Championship, being held at the University of Virginia on October 20-25, 2011, at the Snyder Tennis Center. Gishkaev played singles, while the Rams duo was active in the singles main draw, and teamed up for doubles play.
Gishkaev opened play on Thursday, October 20, in the singles qualifying draw. The senior fell to Navy's Blake Daniel in a three-set decision, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
In singles main draw action, Filip Rams earned a straight-set, 6-0, 6-3, win over Andrew Bruhn of Georgetown in the opening round of 128. The senior captain moves on to face Virginia Commonwealth's Alexis Huegas at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Kacper was also an opening round winner with a 6-3, 6-3, decision over William & Mary's Charlie Ghriskey. The junior squares off against Virginia's Steven Rooda, also at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
In doubles play, the duo posted an 8-3 win against Jimmy Davis and Scott Keaton of George Mason. They will face Navy's Calvin Mark and Marcus Rebersak in the round of 32 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.