TULSA, Okla. – Three members of the Virginia Tech men’s tennis team advanced during the opening day of the prequalifying rounds on Saturday at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oka.
Freshman Amerigo Contini defeated Martin Ayala of Texas San Antonio with scores of 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round. In the second round Contini secured a 6-3, 6-2 decision against Michigan State’s Gijs Linders.
Mauricio Antun had a first round bye, but in the second round the sophomore battled Marquette’s Logon Collins to three sets. Antun secured the first set, 6-4, but the Marquette player came back for a 6-4 win in the second set. Antun secured the match with a 6-4 win in the third set.
Freshman Andreas Bjerrehus also had a bye in the opening round before playing a three set match in the second round, squaring off against Mississippi State’s Zach White. After winning the opening set, 6-2, Bjerrehus was edged in the second set, 7-6(5). The Tech player rallied in the final set to secure the match 7-5.
The Hokies will be back on the court in the next round on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Martin Ayala (UTSA) 6-2, 6-1
Contini (VT) def. Gijs Linders (Michigan St.) 6-3, 6-2
Mauricio Antun (VT) def. Logon Collins (Marquette) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. Zach White (Miss. St.) 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5
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