TULSA, Okla. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team had a successful second day at the ITA Central Regional Championship, with four singles and one doubles pair advancing in the main draw competition.
The Razorbacks won four of five singles matches on Friday. Senior Mike Nott
, the tournament’s No. 9 seed, defeated Jonny Rigby of SIU-Carbondale 7-6 (1), 0-6, 7-6 (5). Seniors Christian Lee
and Manfred Jeske
also recorded wins, with Lee cruising to victory over Creighton’s Brandon Lee with a score of 6-2, 7-6 (3), and Jeske soundly defeating Geuillermo Nicol of Wichita State, 6-1, 6-1. Junior Jovan Parlic
notched the final singles win for the Razorbacks, overcoming Minnesota’s Eric Freuh 6-4, 7-5.
The Razorbacks were successful in the doubles draw as well, with the No. 1 seeded pair of Nott and Jeske winning one match on Friday and advancing to the round of 16. Nott and Jeske opened the tournament with a bye and then defeated Nishaad Balachandran and Joe Flanagan of St. Louis, 8-2.
Saturday will see more singles and doubles action in the main draw brackets as well as the consolation draws, with five singles and one doubles pair taking the court.
Live stats, a full recap and updated brackets will be available at the end of each day of competition at ArkansasRazorbacks.com
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ITA Central Regional Championship
Singles Main Draw
First Round Results
(Arkansas) def. Jonny Rigby (SIU-Carbondale) - 7-6 (1), 0-6, 7-6 (5)
(Arkansas) def. Brandon Lee (Creighton) - 6-2, 7-6 (3)
(Arkansas) def. Geuillermo Nicol (Wichita St.) - 6-1, 6-1
(Arkansas) def. Eric Freuh (Minnesota) - 6-4, 7-5
Tomislav Gregurovic (Wichita St.) def. Hall Fess
(Arkansas) - 6-3, 6-3
Doubles Main Draw
First Round Results
Johan den Toom/Jacob Herndon
(Arkansas) def. Filip Aleksic/Rafael Cuadrillero (SIU-C) - 8-2
Second Round Results
Guillermo Alcorta/Axel Alvarez (Oklahoma) def. Johan den Toom/Jacob Herndon
(Arkansas) - 8-2