Men's Tennis Still Standing With One Doubles Pair Remaining in Tournament
Oct. 13, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY -- After the first day of competition at the Utah Intercollegiates Tournament, hosted by the University of Utah, the doubles duo of freshman Marcus Fritz and sophomore Fredrik Peterson are the only ones left standing.
Freshman Andrew Whiting and his brother, senior Lenny Whiting, won their first doubles fight, 9-7, but fell to Francis Sargeant and Spencer Smith of BYU in the next round. Junior Sven Poslusny and freshman Matt Sweet won their first doubles match, only to compete against Fritz and Peterson in the quarterfinals. Fritz and Peterson won the battle, 8-6. The two will face Utah's Ace Matias and Alejandro Medenilla in the semifinals Friday morning.
In singles play, only two Aggies made it through to the round of 16. Peterson defeated Taylor Wilco from Weber State (6-0, 6-1). Freshman Curran Wearmouth outplayed Weber's Caio Poitena in three sets (0-6, 7-5, 6-2). Both players were defeated in the second round.
The Intercollegiates Tournament is the final regular fall season tournament before the ITA Regional Competition in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-23.
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