September 29, 2012

Men's Tennis Opens at ITA Regionals

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Shenandoah University has one men's tennis player remaining in the ITA South/Southeast Regionals after day one of play on Saturday.

Freshman Alex Haley remains in the B6 singles draw after winning two matches Saturday. Haley opened the tournament with an 8-4 win in the round of 16 before taking out Alex Elbogen 8-2 in the quarterfinals.

Haley will play Nate Hoskins from York College of Pennsylvania on Sunday morning at 11:30.

In other singles action, senior Michael Milanov was eliminated from the main draw with a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Swarthmore's Anthony Collard in the round of 64.

Freshman Steven Baker was an 8-3 winner over Hampden-Sydney's Walt Mountcastle in the opening round of the B5 draw before falling 8-4 to Shane Gunther from Salisbury in the quarterfinals.

Junior Dustan DeMello also made it to the quarterfinal round as he was an 8-2 winner in the round of 16 in the B7 draw. DeMello was eliminated with an 8-1 loss to Derek Kegerris from Lynchburg in the quarterfinals.

Milanov and Haley, playing in the main doubles draw, advanced into the round of 16 with an 8-3 win over Jordan Domsky and Steven Ly from Penn State – Altoona. The duo was defeated 8-1 by Carnegie Mellon's Abhishek Alla and Bryce Beisswanger.

Complete results:

Singles:

 Champ

64

Anthony Collard, Swarthmore d. Michael Milanov

6-1; 6-1

C

Graham Wilson, Va Wesleyan d. Michael Milanov

8-1

 

B5

Q

Shane Gunther, Salisbury d. Steven Baker

8-4

C

Steven Baker d. Walt Mountcastle, Hampden-Sydney

8-3

 

B6

S

Alex Haley vs Nate Hoskins, York (Pa.)

11:30

Q

Alex Haley d. Alex Elbogen, UC

8-2

16

Alex Haley d. Colby Beighey, GCC

8-4

 

B7

Q

Derek Kegerris, Lynchburg d. Dustin DeMello

8-1

16

Dustin DeMello d. Logan Sturgeon, TC

8-2

 

B8

16

Chris Collins, GCC d. Vladimir Daskalov

8-2

 

B9

16

Mike Lifshitz, Juniata d. Jeremy Parel

8-4

 

Doubles

Championship

32

Haley/Milanov d. Domsky/Ly, PSU-Altoona

8-3

16

Alla/Beisswanger, Carnegie Mellon d. Haley/Milanov

8-1

 

B4

16

Gregory/Lifshitz, Juniata d. Baker/DeMello

8-3

CQ

Baker/DeMello d. Steinberg/Wolff, PSU-Altoona

8-1

 

B5

F

Johnson/Long, Lynchburg d. Daskalov/Parel

8-2