ELON, N.C.– UNC Greensboro men’s tennis won nine singles and doubles matches during the first day of the Elon Invitational Friday.
Nico Grewe won the first set 6-2 over Alvaro Arce of James Madison, but fell in the second set 6-7 (5) and won the final set 6-4 to advance to face Inaki Crespo of Virginia Commonwealth Saturday at 11 a.m., while Ollie Palmer defeated Paul Mendoza of JMU 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 and faces Justin Herrera of ODU Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Maroon Singles bracket.
Jack Burkill fell to Felipe Osses-Konig of Elon 6-3, 6-3 and faces Bastien Huon of Campbell Saturday at 8 a.m., while Roger Rogowski fell to Timo Zgraggen of VCU 6-0, 6-3 and faces Milo Bergeron of Appalachian State Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Gold Singles bracket.
Hugh Knapp defeated Henry Lieberman of UNC Charlotte 6-4, 6-4 and faces Brice Polender of Richmond Saturday at 10:30 a.m., while Ian Melnik defeated Bradley Mittleman of Old Dominion 7-5, 7-5 and faces Sam Rice of UNCC Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Phoenix Singles bracket.
Cooper Wyett defeated Will Hart of ASU 6-3, 6-0 and faces Reed Crabtree of Radford Saturday at 9:30 a.m., while Eric Whisnant also won by defeating Samuel Perelman of ODU 6-2, 6-2 and faces William Crane of Radford Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Powell Singles bracket. Logan Blaser lost the first set 6-3 to Nathan Griffith of UNCC, but battled back to win the second set 6-2, but fell in the final set 6-4. Blaser faces M. Robinson of UNC Wilmington Saturday at 8 a.m.
Palmer and Melnik paired up in the Maroon Doubles bracket and fell to Elon’s doubles duo of Taylor Foote and Kyle Frankel 8-6 and also fell to Richmond’s doubles team of Klein Evans and George Lovitt 8-5.
Burkill and Wyett fell to UNCC’s doubles teams of Benjamin Wayland and Henry Liberman 8-4 and fell to VCU’s doubles duo of Iganacio Rivero Crespo and Zgraggen 8-2 in the Gold Doubles bracket.
Whisnant and Rogowki defeated ASU’s doubles duo of Campbell Stone and Blake Carter 8-6, but fell to UNCC’s doubles team of Leonardo Menezes and Oriol Puig Forne 8-4 in the Phoenix Doubles bracket.
Blaser and Knapp paired up in the Powell Doubles bracket to advance on a bye and then defeated ODU’s doubles team of Herrera and Harrison Hunter 8-7 (8) and faces JMU’s doubles duo of Damon Roberts and Josh Raymundo Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Nico Grewe (UNCG) d. Alvaro Arce (JMU) 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4
Nico Grewe (UNCG) vs. Inaki Crespo (VCU) Saturday at 11 a.m.
Ollie Palmer (UNCG) d. Paul Mendoza (JMU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Ollie Palmer (UNCG) vs. Justin Herrera (ODU) Saturday at 11 a.m.
Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) d. Jack Burkill (UNCG) 6-3, 6-3
Jack Burkill (UNCG) vs. Bastien Huon (CAMP) Saturday at 8 a.m.
Timo Zgraggen (VCU) d. Roger Rogowski (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3
Roger Rogowski (UNCG) vs. Milo Bergeron (ASU) Saturday at 9 a.m.
Hugh Knapp (UNCG) d. Henry Lieberman (UNCC) 6-4, 6-4
Hugh Knapp (UNCG) vs. Brice Polender (RICH) Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Ian Melnik (UNCG) d. Bradley Mittleman (ODU) 7-5, 7-5
Ian Melnik (UNCG) vs. Sam Rice (UNCC) Saturday at 10 a.m.
Cooper Wyett (UNCG) d. Will Hart (ASU) 6-3, 6-0
Cooper Wyett (UNCG) vs. Reed Crabtree (RAD) Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Eric Whisnant (UNCG) d. Samuel Perelman (ODU) 6-2, 6-2
Eric Whisnant (UNCG) vs. William Crane (RAD) Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Nathan Griffith (UNCC) d. Logan Blaser (UNCG) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Logan Blaser (UNCG) vs. M. Robinson (UNCW) Saturday at 8 a.m.
Taylor Foote/Kyle Frankel (ELON) d. OlliePalmer/ Ian Melnik (UNCG) 8-6
Klein Evans/George Lovitt (RICH) d. OlliePalmer/Ian Melnik (UNCG) 8-5
Benjamin Wayland/Henry Liberman (UNCC) d. Jack Burkill/Cooper Wyett (UNCG) 8-4
Ignacio Rivero Crespo/Timo Zgraggen (VCU) d. Jack Burkill/Cooper Wyett (UNCG) 8-2
Eric Whisnant/Roger Rogowski (UNCG) d. Stone/Carter (ASU) 8-6
Leonardo Menezes/Oriol Puig Forne (UNCC) d. EricWhisnant/Roger Rogowski (UNCG) 8-4
Logan Blaser/Hugh Knapp (UNCG) d. Bye
Logan Blaser/Hugh Knapp (UNCG) d. Justin Herrera/Harrison Hunter (ODU) 8-7 (8)
Logan Blaser/Hugh Knapp (UNCG) vs. Damon Roberts/Josh Raymundo (JMU) Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
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