|ITA Atlantic Regionals|
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team had a strong second day, advancing five in singles and two pairs in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regionals on Friday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Va.
The Hokies’ 66th-ranked Andreas Bjerrehus also had a three-set match as he squared off against Rob Stirling of JMU. Bjerrehus fell 6-1 in the opening set, but rallied back to take the next two 6-3, 6-1.
Hunter Koontz downed Longwood’s Dan Elston in straight sets with scores of 6-4, 6-0. The Hokies’ Joao Monteiro also picked up a straight set win, defeating UMBC’s Alex Drean, 6-2, 6-0. Jai Corbett rounds out Tech’s singles winners for day two with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Richmond’s Alex Hahn.
Two rounds of doubles were played on the second day of the ITA Regional event with two Tech pairs advancing to Sunday’s quarterfinal round.
The 17th-ranked pair of Bjerrehus and Contini defeated Radford’s Joe Mills and Javier Waase in the morning round with a score of 8-3. The Hokie duo followed that up with an 8-6 win over Penn State’s Roman Trkulja and Mike Reilly.
Corbett and Nicoud paired up for the Hokies, picking up an injury walkover in their opening match of the day. The duo defeated Liberty’s Dillion Segur and Egon Samaai, 8-6 in the third round match-up.
Sunday’s matches will begin at 10 a.m. with the quarterfinal round of doubles. Two rounds of singles will follow.
Main Draw Singles
#43 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. Austin Jones (Navy) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
#66 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. Rob Stirling (JMU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
Hunter Koontz (VT) def. Dan Elston (Longwood) 6-4, 6-0
Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Alex Drean (UMBC) 6-2, 6-0
Jai Corbett (VT) def. Alex Hahn (Richmond) 7-5, 6-0
#59 Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) def. Aaron Gomez (VT) 7-6(12), 6-1
#55 Alexis Heugas (VCU) def. Florian Nicoud (VT) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Main Draw Doubles
#17 Contini/Bjerrehus (VT) def. Joe Mills/Javier Waase (Radford) 8-3
#17 Contini/Bjerrehus (VT) def. Roman Trkulja/Mike Reilly (PSU) 8-6
Corbett/Nicoud (VT) def. Alejandro Argente/Jean Baptiste Mateo (VCU) w/o
Corbett/Nicoud (VT) def. Dillion Segur/Egon Samaai (Liberty) 8-6
Koontz/Monteiro (VT) def. Nika Dolidze/Marc Collado Castells (PSU) 8-2
Shea Thomas/Jorge Azuero (Liberty) def. Koontz/Monteiro (VT) 8-7(5)
Rafael Ribas (VT) def. Biyik Akinshemoyin (UMBC) 6-7(6), 6-4, 1-0(7)
Aaron Capitel (GMU) def. Ribas (VT) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(6)
Eliott Loubatie (UMBC) def. Nic Wilson (VT)
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