Harper defeats No. 37 on day one of Longhorn Invitational

AUSTIN, Texas – Virginia Tech men’s tennis junior Mitch Harper, ranked 68th, led the Hokies with a win over ITA’s No. 37 on Friday during the opening day of the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas.

Harper downed the host team’s No. 37 Leonardo Telles with straight set scores of 6-0, 6-3 to lead the Hokies. Abraham Asaba also picked up a win for Tech as he defeated Vanderbilt’s Adam Sraberg 6-3, 6-4. George Cartledge claimed the 6-2, 6-4 win over Vandy’s Vikram Chari.

Several Hokies battled to three sets in their respective matches. Chase Bernstine took Texas’ Adrian Ortiz to three. After giving up the first set 2-6, Bernstine came back to win the second 6-1 before falling 4-6 to Ortiz. Alexandre Ribeiro claimed his opening set 7-5, but Vanderbilt’s Baker Newman rallied to win the next two 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles, Cartledge paired up with Feliksas Sakalauskas for an 8-3 win over Vandy’s Sraberg and Alex Ross.

The Hokies will be back on the court Saturday at 11 a.m ET in Austin, Texas.

#68 Mitch Harper (VT) def. #37 Leonardo Telles (UT) 6-0, 6-3
Abraham Asaba (VT) def. Adam Sraberg (VU) 6-3, 6-4
George Cartledge (VT) def. Vikram Chari (VU) 6-2, 6-4
#98 Rodrigo Banzer (UT) def. Carlo Donato (VT) 6-4, 6-4
Johnny Goodwin (UT) def. Ryan Kros (VT) 6-2, 6-3
Adrian Ortiz (UT) def. Chase Bernstine (VT) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Billy Rowe (VU) def. #80 Jason Kros (VT) 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Alex Ross (VU) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) 7-6, 6-4
Baker Newman (VU) def. #97 Alexandre Ribeiro (VT) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
George Harwell (VU) def. Henrick Korsgaard (VT) 6-3, 6-1

George Cartledge/Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) def. Adam Sraberg/Alex Ross (VU) 8-3
#5 Rodrigo Banzer/Leonardo Telles (UT) def. Mitch Harper/Alexandre Ribeiro (VT) 8-6
Panu Virtanen/Baker Newman (VU) def. Jason Kros/Ryan Kros (VT) 8-3
Maxwell Freeman/Tate Allwardt (VU) def. Carlo Donato/Henrik Korsgaard (VT) 8-3
John Mee/Colin Markes (UT) def. Chase Bernstine/Abraham Asaba (VT) 8-3

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