Ribeiro moves into quarterfinals at ITA Atlantic Regional

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech men’s tennis sophomore Alex Ribeiro advanced into the quarterfinals at the 2017 ITA Atlantic Region Championships.

Ribeiro rolled in his first match of the day, downing William & Mary’s Lars de Boer in straight sets with scores of 6-1, 6-2.

In the next round, Ribeiro had a battle after rolling to a 6-1 win in the opening set against Longwood’s Valentin Popescu. The Lancers’ player came back to win the second 6-3 before Ribeiro again rolled to take the third 6-1.

Tech also had wins in the round of 32 from Carlo Donato and Jason Kros.

Donato defeated Richmond’s John Karlawish 6-3, 6-4 before falling to Old Dominion’s Aziz Kijametovic 6-3, 6-2.

Kros picked up a hard-fought win over Temple’s Juan Araoz, rallying after giving up the first set 2-6 to win the next two 6-3, 6-2. In the next round, Kros fell to Penn State’s Christos Antonopolous 7-5, 6-3.

Ribeiro will be back on the court on Monday for the quarterfinals which will follow two rounds of doubles.

Singles Main Draw
Alex Ribeiro (VT) def. Lars de Boer (WM) 6-1, 6-2
Ribeiro (VT) def. Valentin Popescu (Longwood) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Carlo Donato (VT) def. John Karlawish (Richmond) 6-3, 6-4
Aziz Kijametovic (ODU) def. Donato (VT) 6-4, 6-2

Jason Kros (VT) def. Juan Araoz (Temple) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Christos Antonopolous (PSU) def. Kros (VT) 7-5, 6-3

Aswin Lizen (UVA) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) 6-3, 6-4

Main Draw Doubles
Aziz Kijametovic/Francois Musitelli (ODU) def. Donato/Ribeiro (VT) 8-5

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