In the North Draw of the B consolation bracket, Eric Lim and Arnaud Roussel won their first-round matches. Lim defeated Alabama's Sammy Struyf 7-6, 6-3 and Roussel took out South Alabama's Mark Gellard 6-3, 6-3. Two Bulldogs squared off in the South Draw of Division B Consolation. Senior Florent Girod handled true freshman teammate Ryan Farlow, winning 6-3, 6-0.
Three State teams dropped their opening round matches in Division A doubles, two of which were played late Friday night. In MSU's only action Saturday, the second-seeded and 37th-ranked MSU duo of Girod and Pinto, which received a first-round bye, was upset by Jarrett Chirico and Eric Riley of Virginia 8-4.
In Division B Consolation action, Bulldogs Josh Irey and Pierre Mouillon were victorious over Martin Crockett and Matt Mabrey of Birmingham Southern 8-4 in their quarterfinal match. In their semifinal match, Alabama's team of Dan Buikema and Sammy Struyf defeated Irey and Mouillon 8-4.
MSU RESULTS AT THE CRIMSON TIDE INVITATIONAL
Tuscaloosa, Ala. - 9/17/05
SINGLES - DIVISION A
#24 Robert Searle (Rice) def. Ivan Bjelica (MSU) 6-2, 6-1;
Eric Molnar (Colorado) def. #84 Philippe Frayssinoux (MSU) 6-3, 6-1.
SINGLES - DIVISION A CONSOLATION, SOUTH
Anton Marvin (UAB) def. #121 Pierre Mouillon (MSU) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(2).
SINGLES - DIVISION B
Jose-Carlos Pinto (MSU) def. Dan Buikema (Alabama) 6-4, 6-2.
Adrien Debryne (Minnesota) def. Pinto (MSU) 6-3, 6-4.
SINGLES - DIVISION B CONSOLATION, NORTH
Eric Lim (MSU) def. Sammy Struyf (Alabama) 7-6(0), 6-3;
Arnaud Roussel def. Mark Gellard (South Alabama) 6-3, 6-3.
SINGLES - DIVISION B CONSOLATION, SOUTH
Florent Girod (MSU) def. Ryan Farlow (MSU) 6-3, 6-0.
SINGLES - DIVISION C CONSOLATION, SOUTH
Richard Walsh (Birmingham Southern) def. Josh Irey (MSU) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(9).
DOUBLES - DIVISION A
First Round - (late Friday):
Debryne/Roaul Schwark (Minnesota) def. Farlow/Frayssinoux (MSU) 8-4;
Bruno Alcala/Claudio Christen (Arizona) def. Bjelica/Lim (MSU) 8-6.
Round of 16:
Jarrett Chirico/Eric Riley (Virginia) def. #37 Girod/Pinto (MSU) 8-4.
DOUBLES - DIVISION A CONSOLATION
#37 Girod/Pinto (MSU) def. Scott Robertson/Jean Vaccarin (Jacksonville State) by default.
Hank Grant/Stuart Misner (Samford) def. Farlow/Frayssinoux (MSU) by default.
DOUBLES - DIVISON B CONSOLATION
Round of 16:
Irey/Mouillon (MSU) def. Martin Crockett/Matt Mabrey (Birmingham Southern) 8-4.
Buikema/Struyf (Alabama) def. Irey/Mouillon (MSU) 8-4.