Men’s tennis competes at USTA/ITA Central Region tourney

Brandon Giordanelli

ST. LOUIS – Earlham College men's tennis sent a contingent to the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Central Region Championship, hosted by Washington University (Mo.) at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

Sophomore Brandon Giordanelli posted the lone victory for the Quakers in Friday's first day of competition, knocking off Ohio Wesleyan's Phillipos Alevizopoulos, 6-2, 6-3.

First year players Aitor Zerdillas-Herrera and Nikolaos Trikkas-Psomas and junior Jason Lawson also made the trip to St. Louis, but were unable to record a victory.

Lawson remains alive in the tournament, and will face Ohio Wesleyan's Billy Lewis in a consolation bracket match on Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

Complete Earlham results are below:

USTA/ITA Division III Central Region Championship
Washington University (Mo.), host
Dwight Davis Tennis Center 

Friday results

Round of 128
Aaron Umen (Case Western) d. Aitor Zerdillas-Herrera (Earlham), 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
Brandon Giordanelli (Earlham) d. Phillipos Alevizopoulos (Ohio Wesleyan), 6-2, 6-3

Round of 64
Jonathan Powell (Case Western) d. Brandon Giordanelli (Earlham), 6-3, 6-0

Consolation Round 1
Koki Takabatake (Washington Univ.) d. Aitor Zerdillas-Herrera (Earlham), 6-1, 6-1

Round of 16
Kenneth Boyette (Case Western) d. Jason Lawson (Earlham), 6-2, 6-2

Round of 64
Pieplow/Plocher (Greenville) d. Trikkas-Psomas/Zerdillas-Herrera (Earlham), 8-4

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