Kujundzic picked up an opening round win over Stefan Williams of UT Arlington with scores of 6-4, 6-4. In the second round, Kujundzic battled to three sets with Southern Miss’ Andrew Goodwin. After falling behind, 6-4 in the opening set, Kujundzic came back to take sets two and three with tallies of 6-2, 6-3. Kujundzic moves into Saturday’s round of 16.
Bjerrehus also secured a first round win, defeating Rice’s Phillip Seifert in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. The Tech player followed that up with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Colby Meeks of Midwestern State. With the wins, Bjerrehus advances to the round of 16.
The two Hokies teamed up in doubles to secure a first round 8-3 win against UT Pan Am’s Ricardo Hopker and Sebastian Job. In the second round, Kujundzic and Bjerrehus fell to the Tennessee tandem of Jarryd Chaplin and Edward Jones, 8-6.
Tech also had athletes competing at the UVA Ranked+1 on Friday. Freshman Amerigo Contini fell to 56th-ranked William Kallberg of Ole Miss with scores of 6-3, 7-5 in the Blue Draw. In the Gold Draw, Tech’s No. 96 Lucas Oliveira fell to Ole Miss’ Adrien Skogeng, 7-6(4), 6-4.
After falling in the opening round of the red doubles draw, Contini and Oliveira came back in the consolation bracket to defeat Andrew Gores and Stuart Depaolo of North Carolina, 8-4. The pair advance to the finals of the consolation draw.
Competition will continue at both events on Saturday.
Baylor HEB Intercollegiate
Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) def. Stefan Williams (UTA) 6-4, 6-4
Kujundzic (VT) def. Andrew Goodwin (So. Miss.) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. Phillip Seifert (Rice) 6-3, 6-1
Bjerrehus (VT) def. Colby Meeks (MWSU) 6-1, 6-1
Bjerrehus/Kujundzic (VT) def. Ricardo Hopker/Sebastian Job (UTPA) 8-3
Jarryd Chaplin/Edward Jones (Tenn.) def. Bjerrehus/Kujundzic (VT) 8-6
Blue Singles Draw
#56 William Kallberg (Ole Miss) def. Amerigo Contini (VT) 6-3, 7-5
Gold Singles Draw
Adrien Skogeng (Ole Miss) def. #96 Lucas Oliveira (VT) 7-6(4), 6-4
Red Doubles Draw
Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Austin Siegel (Louisville) def. Oliveira/Contini (VT) 8-5
Oliveira/Contini (VT) def. Andrew Gores/Stuart Depaolo (UNC) 8-4
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