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Weekend Showdown

Weekend Showdown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont Bruins wrapped up the Commodore Scramble on Sunday with 14 wins on the weekend. The tournament featured matchups with Vanderbilt, Lipscomb, Auburn, Ole Miss and Tennessee Tech.  

Junior Jake Briggs helped lead the Bruins, as he tallied victories in two singles and two doubles matches over the three-day event. Overall, Belmont logged three singles victories in both the first round (Friday) and the third round (Saturday). 

The duo of junior Grant Kelly and Ole Miss sophomore Sebastian Rios rounded out a solid weekend with a trip to the finals behind a first-round win.  

In total, six Bruins made trips to the final round on Sunday: Kelly, Briggs, junior Taisei Miyamoto, junior David Faulkner and junior Felix Rauch. Kelly/Rios and Rauch each recorded wins in the finals.

Belmont returns to action on Thursday at the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, Calif. The Bruins then come back to Tennessee on Sept. 27-29 for the MTSU Fall Classic. 

FRIDAY

Doubles Round 1

Kelly/Rios (BU, Ole Miss) def. Vicente/Grubert (TTU) – (8-7) (10-8)

Singles Round 1

Faulkner (BU) def. Worst (VU) – (7-5, 6-4)

Briggs (BU) def. Chavarria (AU) – (3-6, 7-6, 6-4)

Rauch (BU) def. Freeman (VU) – (6-0, 6-2)

Doubles Round 2

Briggs/Faulkner (BU) def. Vincente/Grubert (TTU) – (8-7) (4)

Rauch/Miyamoto (BU) def. Ortegon/Garcia-Nieto (LIP) – (8-6)

SATURDAY

Singles Round 2

Faulkner (BU) def. Rios (Ole Miss) – (5-7, 6-1, 6-4)

Doubles Round 3

Rauch/Miyamoto (BU) def. Allwardt/Lee (VU) – (8-4)

Briggs/Faulkner (BU) def. Ignatowich/Worst (VU) – (8-7) (6)

Singles Round 3

Kelly (BU) def. Lee (VU) – (2-1) Ret.

Briggs (BU) def. Bogdanovich (LIP) – (3-6, 6-3, 10-7) 

Rauch (BU) def. Vincente (TTU) – (6-3, 6-1) 

SUNDAY

Final Doubles Round

Kelly/Rios (BU/Ole Miss) def. Ferreira/Sraberg (VU) – (8-5)

Final Singles Round

Rauch (BU) def. Wilson (Ole Miss) – (6-2, 6-2)