MTEN Fall Weekend Recap #1


Sept. 18, 2017


FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU men’s tennis team was in action all over the country in collegiate, pro circuit and challenger events this weekend, with sophomore Alastair Gray highlighting the weekend by winning the singles and doubles title at the ITHF/ITA Grass Court Invitational in Newport, R.I.

The Twickenham, England native, who was forced to sit out last year, is undefeated in doubles and singles so far in his collegiate tennis career. Gray paired up with teammate Alex Ryabkov to win the doubles title on Saturday defeating the NCAA runner-up pair of Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinski of Georgia, 8-7. Gray and Rybakov then squared off in the singles final on Sunday with the sophomore coming out on top with a 6-3, 6-3 victory. With the win, Gray earns a wild card into the main draw of the 2018 Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, which is an ATP World Tour 250 event, while Rybakov earned a wildcard in qualifying.

ITHF/ITA Grass Court Invitational Results
Andy Roddick Singles Bracket
Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Victor Pham (COL): 6-1, 6-0
Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Robert Loeb (UGA): 6-1, 6-1
Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Jan Zielinski (UGA): 6-7, 6-1, 10-3
Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Jackie Tang (COL): 6-4, 7-5
Alastair Gray (TCU) def. Alex Rybakov (TCU) 6-3, 6-3

Gardnar Mulloy Singles Bracket
Jack Mingjie Lin (COL) def. Eduardo Roldan (TCU) 6-1, 6-1
Caleb Chakravarthi (ILL) def. Alex McNeel (TCU) 6-1, 6-1
Vuk Budic (ILL) def. Eduardo Roldan (TCU): 7-5, 7-5
Austen Huang (COL) def. Alex McNeel (TCU): 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
Eduardo Roldan (TCU) def. Alex McNeel (TCU): 6-2, 7-5

Woodbridge/Woodforde Doubles Bracket
Gray / Rybakov (TCU) def. Pham / Tang (COL) 8-4
Gray / Rybakov (TCU) def. Loeb / Zielinski (UGA) 8-7

Seuxas/Trabert Doubles Bracket
Martinez / Phillips (UGA) def. McNeel / Roldan (TCU) 8-5
Huang / Lin (COL) 8-4 def. McNeel / Roldan (TCU) 8-0

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Senior Trevor Johnson and junior Reese Stalder also saw action this weekend as they traveled to Laguna Niguel, Calif., for the Laguna Niguel USTA Pro Futures $15K event. Johnson is still alive in qualifying as he has picked up three straight set victories and will face Tyler Lu today for a chance to advance to the main draw. Stalder came back from a set down in both of his first two rounds to defeat opponents from Bolivia and New Zealand in three sets, before being forced into retirement in the third round due to injury.

Laguna Niguel USTA Pro Futures Results
Qualifying
R1: Trevor Johnson (USA) def. Kumar Sameer (USA): 6-3, 6-3
R1: Reese Stalder (USA) def. Murel Alejandro Dellien Velasco (BOL): 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
R2: Trevor Johnson (USA) def. Joel William Gamerov (SWE): 6-1, 6-1
R2: Reese Stalder (USA) def. Connor Heap (NZL): 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
R3: Trevor Johnson def. Patrick Kawka (USA): 6-3. 7-6 (5)
R3: Francisco Dias (POR) def. Reese Stalder (USA): 5-0, ret.

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The pro career of Cameron Norrie continues on a hot streak as the Auckland, New Zealand native made his way into the Atlantic Tire Singles $50K Championship over the weekend in Cary, N.C. Norrie won three of his four rounds in straight sets on the way to his second finals appearance in a challenger this season before succumbing to American Kevin King in the finals. Norrie recently made an appearance in the second round of the US Open after winning the first challenger of his career in Binghamton in July.

Atlantic Tire Championships Results
32: Cameron Norrie (GBR) def. Sekou Bangoura (USA): 6-2, 6-3
16: Cameron Norrie (GBR) def. Tennys Sandgren (USA): 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
QF: Cameron Norrie (GBR) def. Mackenzie McDonald (USA): 6-1, 6-3
SF: Cameron Norrie (GBR) def. Marcelo Arevalo (ESA): 6-0, 6-4
F: Kevin King (USA) def. Cameron Norrie (GBR): 6-4, 6-1


 

 

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