Oct. 25, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (SMU) – The SMU men’s tennis had a successful weekend, picking up 14 wins at the ITA Texas Regional Championship, the team’s final tournament of the fall.
Junior Gaston Cuadranti reached the third round of the main draw by defeating Max Stevens of TCU 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in the first round and Carlos Valenebro of Lamar 6-4, 6-4 in the second, before falling to Niall Angus of Texas A&M 7-6 (6), 6-2. After first round byes, Mason Harrell and Pablo Perez-Esnaola also reached the third round after picking up straight-set victories in their second round match-ups.
Nowicki and Hattrup both reached the semifinals of the consolation bracket with a pair of wins. Nowicki defeated Matt Westermoreland from Texas A&M Corpus Christi 6-3, 6-3 and teammate Tobias Flood 6-3, 6-4, while Hattrup defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Andrew Maingot 6-3, 6-2 and Pietro Jordao as he withdrew.
Kazijevs notched four wins in the R2C draw after being defeated in the second round of the main draw. The freshman had a 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 victory over Jordan Szabo of Texas A&M, before knocking off Sam Garfoth-Bles (6-3, 6-4) and Jonathan Chang (6-1, 6-3) from Rice in straight sets. Kazijevs followed that up with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Sudanwa Sitaram from Texas in the semifinals, his last victory of the tournament after it was determined that finals would not be played.
Paul Chappell (TCU) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 2-5, 6-4, 7-5
Michael Nuesslein (Rice) def. Tobias Flood (SMU) 6-1, 6-1
Gaston Cuadranti (SMU) def. Max Stevens (TCU) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
Jonathan Chang (Rice) def. Joe Hattrup (SMU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Gaston Cuadranti (SMU) def. Carlos Valenebro (Lamar) 6-4, 6-4
Will Stein (TCU) def. Rob Lambeth (SMU) 6-4, 6-1
Yauheni Yakauleu (UTA) def. Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
Mason Harrell (SMU) def. Juan Pablo Farah (UTA) 6-1, 6-3
Pablo Perez (SMU) def. Soren Goritzka (UTA) 7-5, 6-3
Joe Hattrup (SMU) def. Andrew Maingot (Texas A&M-CC) 6-3, 6-2
Max Stevens (TCU) def. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) 6-3, 6-3
Rob Lee (Lamar) def. Joe Hattrup (SMU) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0
Sebastien Job (UTAP) def. Rob Lambeth (SMU) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0
Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Jordan Szabo (Texas A&M) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0
Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Sam Garfoth-Bles (Rice) 6-3, 6-4
Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Jonathan Chang (Rice) 6-1, 6-3
Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Sudanwa Sitaram (UT) 7-6, 6-4
Tobias Flood/Joe Hattrup (SMU) def. Nick Chappell/Orlando Superlando (TCU) 8-5
Jonathan Chang/Isamu Tachibana (Rice) def. Tobias Flood/Joe Hattrup (SMU) 9-8 (6)