Stefan Milicevic defeats No. 8 Joseph Guillin, but he has a history of winning

first_imgPrior to Stefan’s match against Joseph, he was ranked No. 85 singles player.  Stefan is currently ranked No. 67 singles player in the nation.  Milicevic secured a big win last weekend, but that wasn’t his only big win.Stefan won 6 Tennis Europe titles and ITF Junior title while representing his home nation of Serbia in high school.  In the Spring of Milicevic’s sophomore 2017, he won ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year–finishing 17-7 in singles games.  In the Fall of 2017, he defeated Toby Boyer of Nebraska 6-1, 6-1 to win the ITA Central Regional Championship.  Last Fall, Milicevic was the only Gopher to qualify for ITA Fall Nationals in Bonita Springs, Calif., where he defeated No. 55 ranked singles player Sean Hill of BYU 7-6 (0), 6-7 (4), 7-5.  He earned a spot in the ITA Central Regional Singles Championship match, defeating Mason Beiler of Oklahoma, the No. 5 ranked singles player in the central region, on the way to the final, but was the ITA Central Regional Singles Runner-Up.  Stefan finished as the No. 33 ranked singles player in the nation according to ITA.Headcoach Geoff Young is confident in his players.  “The confidence doesn’t come from winning, but from putting in the work and working on things during the week that we know are going to help us win the tough matches, Young said. “I’m concerned about Pepperdine because they have good players and they’ll be eager to play us, but we’re comfortable at home and after a good, long week of practice, we’ll be ready.”  The Gophers play Pepperdine at the Baseline Tennis Center this Sunday. Stefan Milicevic defeats No. 8 Joseph Guillin, but he has a history of winning Jarrett BallardFebruary 22, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers swept Santa Barbara 7-0 en route to their 3rd consecutive win.  Senior Stefan Milicevic secured a big victory in the No. 1 singles spot over one of the top-ranked college tennis players in the nation.  Last Saturday, Milicevic was able to defeat No. 8 Joseph Guillin 7-6, 7-5 in a closely contested match at the Baseline Tennis Center.  Milicevic’s No.1 singles spot record is 5-3.  Milicevic’s overall singles record is 12-7.  Milicevic was aware of the intensity during his match against Joseph and was happy when he hit the game-winning shot.  “I felt relieved to hit the game-winning point–it was a long match and points were hard to come by, Milicevic said.  “When that last shot hit the net, I was happy that this long match came to an end.  It was a great win.”  Milicevic’s gameplan to stay aggressive and consistently attack Guillin from all angles of the court came from his familiarity with Guillin’s playstyle.“I know the guy from Junior tennis and he’s not the hardest hitter, so I knew I had to stay aggressive, step into my hits, take chances and take the opportunity to get the upper-hand.”  Milicevic is the first Gopher player to beat a top-10 opponent since Felix Corwin in 2018, when he beat then No. 4 ranked Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State in straight sets.  Milicevic is confident in the Gopher’s gameplan in preparing for their next match against Pepperdine this upcoming Sunday.  “We have a long week to prepare and practice, Milicevic said.  “We’re going to work hard and practice our fundamentals and step into this match.”  last_img read more

Djanogly: referral ban will cover recipients

first_imgThe new offence being created to ban referral fees will cover those receiving the fees as well as the lawyers who pay them, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly said last week. The minister told a LexisNexis costs conference that he wants the offence to go ‘further than just solicitors’. Djanogly said he had decided to use a regulatory rather than criminal offence to implement the referral fee ban because of the lower burden of proof. Jurors in a criminal case might have difficulty with the complex scenarios that could arise, such as where an insurer gives a solicitor work but insists that the lawyer buys its insurance in return. Djanogly noted that the previous ban on referral fees, lifted in 2004, involved too much ‘leakage’ in the system, which he wants to avoid. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is on track to become law by the end of the year, Djanogly said. He added that the bill’s provisions, which include Lord Justice Jackson’s reforms to civil litigation, will come into force next October. The minister said he had not been swayed by ‘special interest groups’ seeking exemptions from the provisions. ‘Sir Rupert Jackson is very firm in his belief that non-recoverability [of certain costs] must be brought in as a package across the board. There are many different interest groups who feel that they are a special case: clinical negligence, insolvency, professional negligence. They all say that they should have carve-outs. I can see now why he wants it as a package, and we support his view.’ On the government’s separate proposal to raise the small claims track limit, Djanogly said this would benefit many consumers. However, he said reports that a rise in the limit to £10,000 was already a ‘done deal’ were not correct.last_img read more

Panalpina adds Baku calls

first_imgThe 747-8 freighter flights will now call in Baku four times a week. Panalpina already offered a midweek scheduled charter from Luxembourg to Shanghai via Baku and back, but the forwarder has now introduced a second rotation on the weekend as well.”This is a two-way, twice-weekly connection with blocked space in both directions,” said Sou Ping Chee, Panalpina’s head of air freight for Asia Pacific. The aircraft are particularly well suited for the transport of oversize oil and gas equipment and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, said the global forwarder.Slavey Djahov, head of air freight for the Middle East, Africa and CIS (MEAC) at Panalpina, added: “We deliver equipment from Luxembourg to Azerbaijan for the country’s main oil and gas fields east of Baku in the Caspian Sea.” Panalpina’s services between Luxembourg and Baku, and Baku and Shanghai, are called Caspian Star and Panda Star respectively.  www.panalpina.comwww.silkwaywest.comlast_img read more

Scott Seven Under Par After Day One at Palisades

first_img Share Scott Seven Under Par After Day One at Palisades CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sophomore Kyle Scott (Edenvale, South Africa/Edenglen HS) finished the first two rounds seven under par to lead the No. 17 West Florida men’s golf team at the Palisades Collegiate Classic hosted by Charlotte on Monday.  The Argonauts are in sixth place, 26 strokes behind the leader, heading into Tuesday’s final round.Scott opened with a 68 in the first round and followed with a 69 in the second, placing him fifth overall at 137.  Freshman Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) had the best round of the day for the Argonauts, firing a 67 in the second round to finish the day tied for 12th and three under par (74-67-141).Freshman Rafael Rodriguez Larreta (Montevideo, Uruguay/Pocitos Day School) had a solid first day, shooting 148 (72-76) to finish tied for 37th.  Freshman Carlos Rodriguez (Cali, Colombia/Austin Peay/Pendleton School) and sophomore Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) rounded out the lineup for UWF, carding 153 (75-78) and 157 (80-77), respectively.Virginia Commonwealth leads after the first two rounds at 552 (282-270), and Louisville trails at 557 (290-267) after an excellent second round.  VCU’s Vincent Nadeau and Louisville’s Riley Wheeldon share the overall lead at 12 under par, with UWF’s Kyle Scott five strokes back.The Argonauts will return to Palisades Country Club on Tuesday for the team’s final round of the regular season.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit ONE RESULTS5 Kyle Scott                    68 69 137 -7T12 Ryan Black                  74 67 141 -3T37 Rafael Rodriguez Larreta    72 76 148 +4T61 Carlos Rodriguez            75 78 153 +9T76 Otto Bonning                80 77 157 +13Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Kyle Scott (Photo by Ron Besser) last_img read more

Kante and Barkley could return for Burnley game

first_imgSee also:Lampard backs Pulisic after Chelsea winChelsea trio will miss Ajax clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea hope N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley will be available for Saturday’s game against Burnley.Neither player travelled with the squad to Amsterdam for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Ajax.AdChoices广告Barkley picked up an ankle injury against Newcastle on Saturday and Kante missed that game because of a groin problem.Kante trained on Tuesday, as did Antonio Rudiger, while Barkley is expected to resume training later this week.Midfielders Kante and Barkley will be assessed ahead of this weekend’s trip to Turf Moor.Defender Rudiger will again be unavailable but Chelsea are hopeful he is close to returning after a groin injury.Manager Frank Lampard explained: “Ross hopefully will be fit to train by the time we get back on Thursday.“Rudiger trained with us, which is part of a small programme to have him fit. He’s going to be out of contention for the weekend, but hopefully (he’ll be back) soon.“N’Golo similarly is training but we’ll see how we he is for the weekend – not clear yet on that one.”Andreas Christensen, meanwhile, is expected to be out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring strain.last_img read more