Utah State Men's Tennis Concludes Singles Run At Midland Invitational
Sophomore Sergiu Bucur
Sept. 15, 2017

MIDLAND, Texas - Utah State men's tennis concluded singles play on Friday night at the Midland Invitational, but will continue to play in the doubles draw when play continues on Saturday.

Seniors Jaime Barajas and Andrew Nakajima, the No. 1 doubles seed in the tournament, defeated Oklahoma's Ferran Calvo and Mason Bridegan 7-6 (5), after completing their opening bye in the round of 32. Junior Samuel Serrano and sophomore Sergiu Bucur also had a first round bye, and will face Tyler Junior College's Jorge Martinez and Marcus Walters.

In singles play, Nakajima defeated San Diego netter Alex Araouzos 6-1, 6-3, in the round of 32. Bucur also secured a victory in the round of 32, winning 7-5, 6-2 against Rice's Jacob Eskeland. Barajas lost to Texas' John Mee 6-1, 4-6, (10-4). Nakajima and Bucur both lost in the round of 16. Nakajima lost 6-1, 6-3 to TJC's Martinez, while Bucur lost 6-0, 2-6, (10-8) to Abilene Christian University's Jon Sheehy.

Action continues for the Aggies tomorrow in doubles at the Midland Invitational.

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Round of 32
Andrew Nakajima (USU) def. Alex Araouzos (San Diego) 6-1, 6-3
Sergiu Bucur (USU) def. Jacob Eskeland (Rice) 7-5, 6-2
John Mee (Texas) def. Jaime Barajas (USU) 6-1, 4-6, (10-4)
Round of 16
Jorge Martinez (TJC) def. Andrew Nakajima (USU) 6-1, 6-3
Jon Sheehy (ACU) def. Sergiu Bucur (USU) 6-0, 2-6, (10-8)
Round of 16
Jaime Barajas/Andrew Nakajima (USU) def. Ferran Calvo/Mason Bridegan (OU) 7-6 (5)




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