Hokies with a pair of singles wins on day two of Ivy Plus

Virginia Tech Men's Tennis
Updated Draws

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday during the second day of competition at the Ivy Plus hosted by Princeton.

The Hokies’ Feliksas Sakalauskas rolled to a win in the first match of the day, defeating host team Princeton’s Jimmy Wasserman 6-2, 6-1. In the second match, Sakalauskas put up a good fight, taking Yale’s Andrew Heller to three sets. Sakalauskas won the opening set 7-6(3), but fell in a close second set 7-5. In the super tiebreak, Heller held on to win it 10-6.

George Cartledge opened the day with a hard-fought win over Wood Benton of South Carolina. After giving up the first set 6-3, Cartledge came back to win the next one in exciting fashion as the two went into a tiebreak before Cartledge secured it 7-6(11). The Tech player went on to win the super tiebreak 10-8. In the second match of the day Cartledge fell to Buffalo’s Ethan Nittolo 6-1, 6-1.

The Hokies will wrap up the Ivy Plus on Sunday.

Lenz Draw
George Cartledge (VT) def. Wood Benton (SC) 3-6, 7-6(11), 10-8
Ethan Nittolo (Buffalo) def. Cartledge (VT) 6-1, 6-1

Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) def. Jimmy Wasserman (Princeton) 6-2, 6-1
Andrew Heller (Yale) def. Sakalauskas (VT) 6-7(3), 7-5, 10-6

Tiger Draw
#118 Constant De La Bassetier (PSU) def. Jason Kros (VT) 6-2, 6-3

Nassau Draw
Jordan Belga (FL) def. Chase Bernstine (VT) 7-6(3), 6-1
Luca Wiedenmann (TN) def. Bernstine (VT) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7

Cordish Draw
Alejandro Estrada (Monmouth) def. Ryan Kros (VT) 6-1, 3-6, 10-6

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