Five Horned Frogs Advance to Round of 32 at ITA Regional

Jacob Martin won both of his singles matches Friday.

Jacob Martin won both of his singles matches Friday.

Oct. 24, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas

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The TCU men's tennis team saw five of its 10 entrants in the singles main draw at the ITA South Central Regional Championships advance to the round of 32 Friday. Winners for the Horned Frogs included Rafael Abreu, Jacob Martin, Alex Menichini, Fabrizio Sestini and Jacopo Tezza. With the exception of Martin, the quintet had byes in the opening round. In doubles, the combination of Abreu/Sestini was the only one to withstand the first two rounds and earn the right to compete among the final 16.

Admission to the tournament, which is being hosted at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, is free of charge. The center is located at 3609 Bellaire Drive North. Play begins tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. with main draw and consolation doubles. Fans may also track all the action as it unfolds with up-to-date results on the World Wide Web at www.tennisinformation.com. The tournament ID is 5145170.

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

SINGLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 128
Bryan Wooten (TAM) def. Craig Stopa (TCU) 6-0, 6-1
Petri Van Rensburg (UTA) def. Collin Hart (TCU) 6-0, 6-0
Robert Gallman (TCU) def. Blessing Bvunzawabaya (PVAM) 6-1, 6-1
Shawn Ellison (ULL) def. Daniel Scholten (TCU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Andrew Ulrich (TCU) def. Naeem Kath (LU) 6-4, 7-5
Jacob Martin (TCU) def. Garrett Snyder (UT) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
(8) Fabrizio Sestini (TCU), bye
(17) Rafael Abreu (TCU), bye
(6) Alex Menichini (TCU), bye
(10) Jacopo Tezza (TCU), bye

 

 

SINGLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 64
(17) Rafael Abreu (TCU) def. Joe O'Findo (UTSA) 7-5, 7-6
(6) Alex Menichini (TCU) def. Ignacio Melus (LU) 6-3, 6-2
(5) Ante Matijevic (TAM) def. Andrew Ulrich (TCU) 6-2, 6-0
(16) Esat Tarik (TTU) def. Robert Gallman (TCU) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
(10) Jacopo Tezza (TCU) def. Teddy Diblasi (TTU) 6-2, 6-1
Jacob Martin (TCU) def. (17) Matt Loucks (TAM) 7-5, 6-1
(8) Fabrizio Sestini (TCU) def. Rodrigo Gabriel (RU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 64
Martin/Tezza (TCU) def. Gabriel/Morita (RU) 8-6
Snyder/Tobias (UT) def. Hart/Stopa (TCU) 9-7
(6) Abreu/Sestini (TCU), bye
(3) Menichini/Scholten (TCU), bye
Gallman/Ulrich (TCU), bye

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW - ROUND OF 32
Innerebner/Tarik (TTU) def. (3) Menichini/Scholten (TCU) 9-8
(6) Abreu/Sestini (TCU) def. Bvunzawabaya/McNeil (PVAM) 8-3
(9) El Dorry/Malmgren (TAM) def. Martin/Tezza (TCU) 8-3
(9) Esmail/Salvo (UTPA) def. Gallman/Ulrich (TCU) 9-7


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