Oct. 20, 2011
ATHENS-----Three members of the Georgia men's tennis advanced to the main draw of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships by winning two matches Thursday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Garrett Brasseaux, Eric Diaz and Will Reynolds will join five teammates in the 64-player singles main draw on Friday. The singles and doubles winners of the ITA Regional Championships earn bids to the National Indoor Championships in New York Nov 3-6.
Bulldog junior Will Oliver won his first match on Thursday, but fell in the second round in three sets.
"It was a great day," said Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz. "I really hated to see Will Oliver lose that close one, but his opponent really played well and earned a hard-fought victory. Still, we had a great today. It gives us eight players in the main draw, and we are looking forward to tomorrow."
No. 1 seed Sadio Doumbia, Ignacio Taboada, Hernus Pieters, Nathan Pasha and Campbell Johnson earned automatic spots in the main draw. Wil Spencer earned a bid to the National Indoors by reaching the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships earlier this month. He will compete only in the doubles draw this weekend.
Day two of the ITA Regional will begin Friday at 9 a.m. with the first round of doubles. Georgia has four doubles teams in the main draw. Singles matches are slated to begin at 10 a.m.
Times for Friday's Georgia Matches
Diaz/Oliver Doubles: 3:30 p.m.
Taboada/Pieters Doubles: 3:30 p.m.
Johnson/Reynolds Doubles: 3:30 p.m.
Doumbia/Pasha Doubles: 3:30 p.m.
Doumbia Singles: 1:30 p.m.
Brasseaux Singles: 10:30 a.m.
Pasha Singles: 1:30 p.m.
Diaz Singles: 1:00 p.m.
Johnson Singles: 2:00 p.m.
Taboada Singles: 2:00 p.m.
Reynolds Singles: 2:00 p.m.
Pieters Singles: 2:00 p.m.
2011 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Qualifying Round 1
Chris Janssen, FAU def. Juan Bolona UCF, 7-6(3), 6-1
Leo Nahar, UNF def. Alain Garrido, Ga. Southern, 6-2, 7-6(2)
Will Oliver, Georgia def. Ryan Spencer, KSU, 6-3, 6-0
Takura Happy, FAMU def. Eimon Heywood, Jacksonville, 6-3, 6-2
Oliver Pramming, USF def. Alex Pena, KSU, 6-2, 6-3
Eric Diaz, Georgia def. Matt Hansen, Jacksonville, 6-4, 7-6(5)
Eduardo Martinez, Jacksonville def. Timo Kranz, UNF, 6-3, 6-2
Brian Alden, FSU def. Erik Halaj, Stetson, 6-4, 6-2
Didrik Berg, Stetson def. Beau Treyz, UNF, 6-2, 6-2
Larry Condez, Jacksonville def. Robert Dubuque, FAU, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-1
Gianni Kubin, KSU def. Kyle Hoffman, Ga. Southern, 6-3, 6-0
Will Reynolds, Georgia def. Graham Edgar, UNF, w/o
Hans Adrian Riseng, Stetson def. Sean Bacha, FAU, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Garrett Brasseaux, Georgia def. Sebastian Hagn, USF, 6-1, 6-2
Richard Casagrande, Jacksonville def. Jacobo Herrero, Stetson, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Chidi Gabriel, FAMU def. Simon Janik, KSU, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Qualifying Round 2
Chris Janssen, FAU def. Leo Nahar, UNF
Takura Happy, FAMU def. Will Oliver, Georgia, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Eric Diaz, Georgia def. Oliver Pramming, USF, 6-3, 7-6(3)
Brian Alden, FSU def. Eduardo Martinez, Jacksonville, 6-4, 6-1
Didrik Berg, Stetson def. Larry Condez, Jacksonville, 7-5, 6-1
Will Reynolds, Georgia def. Gianni Kubin, KSU, 6-3, 6-2
Garrett Brasseaux, Georgia def. Hans Adrian Riseng, Stetson, 7-6(3), 6-2
Chidi Gabriel, FAMU def. Richard Casagrande, Jacksonville, 6-4, 6-4