Main Draws: Singles | Doubles
MINNEAPOLIS – Top seeds continued to fall on Saturday at the ITA Central Regional Championships, but three players remain from Gopher Men’s Tennis in Sunday’s singles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals at Baseline Tennis Center.
Sophomore Stefan Milicevic is the last Gopher standing in the singles draw, defeating Maxim Tybar of Oklahoma State in the sweet 16 by a score of 6-4, 7-5. Each of the top seven seeds in the singles draw fell which unfortunately included Minnesota seniors Matic Spec (no. 3) and Felix Corwin (no. 7). Spec missed his bid for a quarterfinal berth against ninth-seeded Ferran Calvo of Oklahoma, 6-4, 6-3, while Corwin fell against 10th-seeded Alexander Bakshi, also of the Sooners, 6-1, 6-3.
Spec and Corwin did continue their weekend in the doubles tournament After a win in their round-of-16 doubles outing against Majed Kilani and Jarod Hing of Tulsa after the tiebreaker, 8-7 (2), the third-seeded pair moved on to a quarterfinal match-up with Oklahoma State’s Mathieu Scaglia and Brady Draheim. taking home an 8-5 victory to advance to the semifinals.
Milicevic will take on Airam Castellano of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the quarterfinals at 10 a.m. Sunday. Spec and Corwin will meet Adrian Oetzbach and Jochen Bertsch in the semifinals on Sunday. The singles semifinals and doubles semifinals will follow that round before the finals of each tournament take place on Monday morning, all at Baseline.
Day Three Results
Singles – Sweet 16
Corwin vs Alexander Bakshi (Oklahoma) – L 6-1, 6-3
Josip Krstanovic vs Toby Boyer (Nebraska) – L 6-2, 6-3
Spec vs Ferran Calvo (Oklahoma) – L 6-4, 6-3
Marino Alpeza vs Airam Castellano (UMKC) – L 6-4, 6-4
Milicevic vs Maxim Tybar (Okla. State) – W 6-4, 7-5
Doubles – Sweet 16
Jackson Allen/Jesse Sprinkel vs Stoica/Frosa (Wichita St.) – L 8-7 (5)
Spec/Corwin vs Kliani/Hing (Tulsa) – W 8-7 (2)
Milicevic/Kaleb Dobbs vs Caligiana/herzan (Wichita St.) –L 8-2
Singles – Consolation
Allen vs Miroslav Herzan (Wichita St.) – W 6-4, 6-3
Dobbs vs Marcello Moreira (Oral Roberts) – W 5-7, 7-6 (10-7)
Sprinkel vs Andrea Caligiana (Wichita St.) – L 6-2, 6-2
Eli Ogilvy vs Alex Reco (Arkansas) – W 2-6, 6-4 (10-3)
Spec/Corwin vs Scaglia/Draheim (Okla. State) – W 8-5
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