Seeing Double

Seeing Double

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- In day 3 of the ITA Ohio Valley Men's Regional, the Bruins competed in one round of the singles draw, two rounds in the doubles draw, and two rounds in the consolation draw. 

In any sort of tournament, there is bound to be an upset that takes place. Today that upset was the Euro Duo of Belmont, Hendrik Inno and Marko Ilic, stunned the No. 4 nationally-ranked doubles pair in the country, Klinger/Rowe, to move on to the semi-finals for Sunday, which will take place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Doubles

Round of 16

Inno/Ilic faced off against Rengifo/Khamis of ETSU, and though they barely escaped the previous round, they were able to win in dominating fashion, winning 8-2.

Quarterfinals

Inno/Ilic moved on to compete in a true test. The duo went on to face the No. 1 ranked doubles pair in the tournament/No. 4 doubles pair in the country, Klinger/Rowe of Vanderbilt. Though the Vandy duo was the favorite to win the tournament, that was not going to stop the Euro Duo of Belmont from grabbing one of the biggest wins in Belmont tennis history. While playing some of their best tennis as a duo, they defeated Klinger/Rowe 8-5.

Inno/Ilic will move on to the semi-finals to face Shabat/Dragos of Butler at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Singles Draw

Round of 16

After his big win in the doubles bracket, Hendrik Inno faced Mateo Julio of Purdue in the singles draw round of 16 today, and though Inno kept it extremely close in the first set, he wasn't able to grab the win. He lost his first set to a tie breaker (7-6(3) and then lost the second set 6-3.

Consolation Draw

Round of 32

Jake Briggs took on Tennessee Tech's Fanis Kontopoulos at 12:00 today, and had a tough start to his match as he lost 6-3. He then kept the second match close but lost it right at the end at 7-5.

Round of 16

Joan Valy's opponent in the round of 32 had to withdraw, which automatically moved him to the round of 16 in the consolation bracket. He challenged William Piekarsky of Indiana, but the Hoosier was too for Valy in this match, as he lost 6-1, 6-3.

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