FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In the semifinals of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, freshman Chris Nott lost to Gustave Diep of New Mexico State, 1-6, 6-3, 6-0. Nott will face host-Arizona State player Juan Carlos Rebaza in Sunday’s third-place match.
In doubles action, Razorback sophomore Branden Joost and partner John Peers of Middle Tennessee beat Nott and Tyler Tarnasky, 8-5. Joost and Peers will play for the doubles title Sunday when they face Rebaza and TJ Bellama.
Consolation play saw Tarnasky drop a 6-3, 6-2 decision to New Mexico State’s Jim Brouleau. Tarnasky will play Auburn’s Alex Petropoulous, while Joost will take on Derrick Davison of Middle Tennessee State during the final day. Both matches will be part of the consolation draw.
“We’re really seeing what these guys are made of this fall,” head coach Robert Cox said. “After a tough day in singles Saturday, we’ll be looking to come out tomorrow and finish strong.”
In a consolation doubles match Sunday, Nott and Tarnasky will play the Auburn team of Petropoulous and Lukas Marsoun.
Action on the final day will begin at 10 a.m. CT with the doubles competition. Log on to www.hogwired.com for complete results.