Freshman Derrick Brown (Marietta, Ga.) started off singles play with a (6-4, 6-3) win over Eastern Kentucky’s Joao Maio in the No. 2 draw. He went on to post an even more impressive win in the second round. He defeated Samford’s Austin Ackers (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) in three sets to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Ackers was the No. 2 seed in the No. 2 draw.
Sophomore Gino Delavalle (Rosario, Argentina) is the No. 4 seed in the No. 4 draw. He also advanced to the semis with a pair of wins today. He opened with a (6-0, 6-3) win over Belmont’s Hans Nardelli in the first round. He also scored a second round victory over Lee’s Daniel Hardesty (6-1, 6-2).
Junior Pavels Grigorjevs (Riga, Latvia) lost his first match in the No. 1 bracket, but is still alive in the backdraw. He finished his day with a three-set win over No. 4 seed Daridge Saidi of Eastern Kentucky (5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (7)).
Senior Jorge Varon (Valencia, Venezuela) is also alive in the No. 1 consolations. He scored a (6-3, 6-2) win over EKU’s Juanjo de la Llera after losing his first round match.
Freshman Marcos Morelli (Pilar, Argentina) will compete in tomorrow’s No. 2 consolations after defeating ETSU’s Joao Silva (6-4, 6-3). Sophomore Luke Saunders (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and freshman Austin Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga.) are also still alive in the backdraws.
Play resumes tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (E.D.T.) at the Champions Club. Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for complete results and updated draws.
Singles 2 Consolations
Marcos Morelli (UTC) def. Joao Silva (ETSU) – 6-4, 6-3
Singles 3 Consolations
Luke Saunders (UTC) def. Alvaro Cintas (TTU) – 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (7)
Drew Wendel (UTC) def. Michael Morris (ACU) – 6-4, 6-4
Trey Carter (Samford) def. Drew Wendel (UTC) – 6-4, 6-0
Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Hans Nardelli (Belmont) – 6-0, 6-3
Gino Delavalle (UTC) def. Daniel Hardesty (Lee) – 6-1, 6-2
Orrthon Lima (TTU) def. Austin Boaz (UTC) – 7-5, 6-3
Singles 4 Consolations
Austin Boaz (UTC) def. Danny Butcher (EKU) – 6-3, 6-0
Vasily Eremeev (ETSU)/Ricardo Pabon (ETSU) def. Pavels Grigorjevs/Jorge Varon (UTC) – 8-7 (7)
Jason Proctor/Nico Agritelley (ACU) def. John Peacey/Luke Saunders (UTC) – 8-2
Henrik Claesson/Martjin Verberne (Belmont) def. Drew Wendel/Derrick Brown (UTC) – 8-6