Hokies with wins on day two of ITA Nationals

ITA Fall Nationals
Tournament Info & Draws

PALM DESERT, Calif.Mitch Harper and Henrik Korsgaard claimed wins for the Virginia Tech men’s tennis team on Friday at the ITA Fall National Championships.

Harper, ranked 122nd, picked up a singles win in the consolation draw. The Tech junior trailed New Mexico’s Ricky Hernandez Tong 5-3 in the opening set before powering back to win four straight games to win it 7-5. Harper rolled in the second set 6-1.

In consolation doubles, Harper teamed up with Henrik Korsgaard to down Pacific’s duo of Akram El Sallaly and Bernardo Oliveira 6-1, 6-2.

The Hokies will return to the court on Saturday in the next round of consolation draw.

ITA Nationals Singles Consolation
#122 Mitch Harper (VT) def. Ricky Hernandez Tong (UNM) 7-5, 6-1
#59 Johannes Ingildsen (UF) def. Alex Ribeiro (VT) 7-6(0), 2-6, 6-1

ITA Nationals Doubles Consolation
#31 Harper/Henrik Korsgaard (VT) def. Akram El Sallaly/Bernardo Oliveira (Pacific) 6-1, 6-2

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