Oct. 1, 2011
ATLANTA-----Four members of the Georgia men’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective draws in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Sixth-seeded Campbell Johnson and Eric Diaz advanced in the singles “A” draw, while Will Reynolds and Will Oliver moved on in the “B” draw. In doubles, Diaz and Garrett Brasseaux beat the No. 2 seeded tandem from UNC Wilmington to reach the quarterfinals.
“We’re off to a great start to the weekend,” said Georgia associate head coach Will Glenn. “We played well in doubles, kept in going in singles and had a great day. Eric is really coming along, and Campbell showed good composure on the courts. Will Oliver and Will Reynolds played well, and all-in-all it was a good day.”
Johnson won both of his matches in straight sets against Daniel Regan from Armstrong Atlantic and Georgia State’s Vincent Verpeaux. He will face the No. 1 seed Daniil Proskura of Alabama on Sunday.
Diaz knocked off fourth-seeded Chris Cooprider of UNC Wilmington in the round of 32, then cruised past Marlon Brand of Middle Tennessee State. Brasseaux won his opening round match against UNC Wilmington’s Kosta Blank before falling to Victor Valente of Georgia State in the round of 16.
In the “B” draw, Reynolds downed Louisville’s Adan Donaldson, 6-2, 6-2, in the round of 32, then beat Middle Tennessee State’s Cameron Dickerson, 6-2, 6-3, in the round of 16. Oliver, who received a bye in the first round, defeated Tennessee’s Colton Norton, 6-1, 6-2 in the second round.
Play continues Sunday with two rounds of singles matches and one round of doubles.
Saturday’s Georgia Results
“A” Singles Round of 32
Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) def. Kosta Blank (UNCW), 6-1, 6-2
(6) Campbell Johnson (UGA) def. Daniel Regan (AA), 7-6(3), 6-2
Eric Diaz (UGA) def. Chris (4) Chris Cooprider (UNCW), 6-4, 0-6, 7-6(5)
“A” Singles Round of 16
(6) Campbell Johnson (UGA) def. Vincent Verpeaux (Ga. State), 6-4, 6-4
Eric Diaz (UGA) def. Marlon Brand (MTSU), 6-4, 6-3
(3) Victor Valente (Ga. State) def. Garrett Brasseaux (UGA), 6-1, 6-4
“B” Singles Round of 32
Will Reynolds (UGA) def. Adan Donaldson (LOU), 6-2, 6-2
“B” Singles Round of 16
Will Oliver (UGA) def. Colton Norton (TENN), 6-1, 6-2
Will Reynolds (UGA) def. Cameron Dickerson (MTSU), 6-2, 6-3
“A” Doubles Round of 16
Michael Reilly/Sam Williams (UNCW) def. Campbell Johnson/Will Oliver (UGA), 8-5
Eric Diaz/Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) def. (2) Kosta Blank/Chris Cooprider (UNCW), 8-6