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BYU sophomore Sean Hill has been the star of the show at the ITA Mountain Regional with the unseeded Wake Forest transfer making his way all the way to the singles final after two more big wins on Friday. Hill knocked out the top seed Utah’s Dan Little on Thursday and today he defeated the No. 9 seed Utah State’s Samuel Serrano 6-4, 6-4 and then in the semifinals he defeated the No. 4 seed New Mexico State’s Christofer Goncalves 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. Hill is also into the semifinals of the doubles draw with he and New Orleans transfer Jeffrey Hsu set to play the top seeds from Northern Arizona on Saturday afternoon.

Hill’s opponent in Saturday’s final will be New Mexico’s Ricky Hernandez Tong after the Lobo junior defeated the No. 5 seed Northern Arizona’s Tim Handel 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 and the No. 2 seed Utah’s David Micevski 7-5, 7-5.  


Mountain (BYU) – 128 singles

Sean Hill (BYU) def. [9] Samuel Serrano (Utah State) 6-4, 6-4
[4] Christofer Goncalves (New Mexico State) def. [6] Dominic West (New Mexico) 6-2, 6-2
[3] Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico) def. [5] Tim Handel (Northern Arizona) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
[2] David Micevski (Utah) def. [26] Victor Casadevall 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2

Sean Hill (BYU) def. [4] Christofer Goncalves (New Mexico State) 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-4
[3] Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico) def. [2] David Micevski (Utah) 7-5, 7-5

Finals (Saturday 11 a.m. MT)
Sean Hill (BYU) vs. [3] Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico)


Southwest (Pepperdine) – 128 singles

[1] Logan Smith (USC) vs. Benjamin Hannestad (Arizona State)
Gabriel Diaz (Loyola Marymount) vs. Alejandro Reguant-Bicardi (Arizona)
[3] Jack Jaede (USC) vs. [11] Michael Geerts (Arizona State)
[2] Logan Staggs (UCLA) vs. [8] Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (UCSB)

Notes: Neither Logan Smith or Benjamin Hannestad have dropped a set but something will have to give when they meet in Saturday’s quarterfinals. LMU’s Gabriel Diaz won a pair of three setters on Friday with wins over USC’s Jake DeVine and UCSB’s Simon Freund with the latter finishing 7-6(5) in the third. Diaz will meet Arizona’s Alejandro Reguant-Bicardi who won his round of 16 match when San Diego’s Guilherme Osorio retired at 2-2 in the first. Arizona’s State’s Michael Geerts has yet to drop a set but he’ll face his toughest test on Saturday with the No. 3 seed USC’s Jack Jaede on the other side of the net. Jaede had to come back from a set down to defeat Pepperdine’s Brian Berdusco 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. The No. 2 seed UCLA’s Logan Staggs needed three sets to defeat San Diego State’s Sander Gjoels-Andersen and Pepperdine’s Dennis Uspensky and now he’ll meet UCSB’s Nicolas Moreno de Alboran who has yet to drop a set. 


Northwest (Pacific) – 128 singles/64 doubles

1. Billy Griffith (Cal)
2. Mike Pervolarakis (Portland)
3. David Wilczynski (Stanford)
4. Akihiro Tanaka (Oregon)
5. Jack Molloy (Cal)
6. Sameer Kumar (Stanford)
7. Simon Stevens (Oregon)
8. Jacob Brumm (Cal)

Notes: Santa Clara’s Connor Garrett upset the No. 4 seed Oregon’s Akihiro Tanaka 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 while a bunch of No. 17-32 seeds were ousted. Both the No. 2 seed Portland’s Mike Pervolarakis and No. 6 seed Stanford’s Sameer Kumar came back from a set down to win in three sets. The round of 16 will be played on Saturday. 


Ohio Valley (Tennessee)

1. William Bushamuka (Kentucky)
2. Timo Stodder (Tennessee)
3. Daniel Valent (Vanderbilt)
4. Edu Mena (Tennessee Tech)
5. Ryotaro Matsumura (Kentucky)
6. Trey Yates (Kentucky)
7. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (Louisville)
8. Antonio Cembellin (Indiana)

Notes: Kentucky’s Trey Yates was the only top 8 seed to fall on Friday with Louisville’s Brandon Lancaster (No. 31) defeating him 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 win. Louisville’s Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (No. 7) edged Memphis’s Felix Rauch (No. 27) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) while Vanderbilt’s Alex Ross upset Purdue’s Stephan Koenigsfest (No. 15) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. There will one round of singles (R16) played on Saturday with many of them expected to be close (Valent/Manji, Matsumura/Herrera, Mena/Wynn, Cembellin/Wallart).


Central (Minnesota) – 128 singles/64 doubles

1. Julian Cash (Oklahoma State)
2. Jose Salazar (Arkansas)
3. Matic Spec (Minnesota)
4. Vinny Gillespie (Drake)
5. Razvan Grigorescu (Nebraska-Omaha)
6. Josh Silverstein (Iowa)
7. Felix Corwin (Minnesota)
8. Tristan Meraut (Oklahoma State)

Notes: Five of the top six seeds got beat on Friday with Minnesota’s Matic Spec the only one to survive. Tulsa’s Majed Kilani defeated the top seed Oklahoma State’s Julian Cash 1-6, 7-5, 6-3; Minnesota’s Stefan Milicevic defeated the No. 2 seed Arkansas’s Jose Salazar 6-7, 6-4, 7-6(4); Oklahoma’s James Davis defeated the No. 4 seed Drake’s Vinny Gillespie 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; Minnesota’s Marino Alpeza defeated the No. 5 seed Nebraska-Omaha’s Razvan Grigorescu 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; Arkansas’s Jose Alonzo defeated the No. 6 seed Iowa’s Josh Silverstein 6-2, 6-3.


Northeast (Yale) – 48 qualifying/96 singles/64 doubles

1. Victor Pham (Columbia)
2. Jackie Tang (Columbia)
3-4. Lev Kazarov (Cornell)
3-4. Kenny Tao (Harvard)
5-8. Ryan Seggerman (Princeton)
5-8. Kyle Mautner (Penn)
5-8. David Volfson (Cornell)
5-8. Charlie Broom (Dartmouth)

Notes: Cornell’s Joseph McAllister upset Princeton’s Ryan Seggerman (No. 5-8) 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 while Harvard Kenny Tao (No. 3-4) pulled out before play began. 


Midwest (Michigan) 

1. JJ Wolf (Ohio State)
2. Alex Knight (Michigan)
3-4. Myles Schalet (Michigan)
3-4. Aleks Kovacevic (Illinois)
5-8. Alex Lebedev (Notre Dame)
5-8. Kyle Seelig (Ohio State)
5-8. Josef Dodridge (Wisconsin)
5-8. John McNally (Ohio State)

Seeds: The main draw gets started on Saturday with two rounds of singles – the top seed JJ Wolf pulled out due to him being in the semifinals at the Harlingen (TX) Futures. 


Southern (LSU) – 54 qualies/50 singles/42 doubles

1. Constantin Schmitz (Tulane)
2. Strahinja Rakic (Mississippi St)
3. Thibault Cancel (Alabama)
4. Ewan Moore (Tulane)
5-8. Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss)
5-8. Giovanni Oradini (Mississippi St)
5-8. Fabian Fallert (Ole Miss)
5-8. Clement Marzol (South Alabama)

Notes: All seeded players had byes into the second round (R32) – there will be two rounds of singles played on Saturday.


Texas (Texas A&M) – 128 singles/32 doubles

1. Scott, Harrison (Texas)
2. Arconada, Jordi (Texas A&M)
3. Schretter, Johannes (Baylor)
4. Bendeck, Jimmy (Baylor)
5. Telles, Leonardo (Texas)
6. Gray, Alastair (TCU)
7. Catanzariti, AJ (Texas A&M)
8. Banzer, Rodrigo (Texas)

Notes: All 24 seeds players moved into the round of 32 with 21 of them winning in straight sets. Two rounds of singles will be played on Saturday with one of the better round of 32 matches being between Texas’s Leo Telles and Texas Tech’s Alex Sendegeya. 


Atlantic (Liberty) – 32 qualifying/128 singles/64 doubles

1. Adam Moundir (Old Dominion)
2. Constant De La Bassetiere (Penn State)
3. Christian Lakoseljac (Penn State)
4. Michael Weindel (Old Dominion)
5. Carlo Donato (Virginia Tech)
6. Christos Antonopoulos (Penn State)
7. Alexandre Ribeiro (Virginia Tech)
8. Aswin Lizen (Virginia)

Notes: All seeded players had byes into the second round (R64) – there will be just one round of singles on Saturday. 


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Northeast Regional (Penn) – 32 qualifying/128 singles/64 doubles

1. G Knutson (Syracuse)
2. M Ramirez (Syracuse)
3-4. A Dair (Boston College)
3-4. A.Benotto (Brown)
5-8. A Zhu (Penn)
5-8. K.Steffesen (Princeton)
5-8. A.Shkudun (Syracuse)
5-8. K Mathis (Dartmouth)

Notes: Six of the top eight seeds advanced to the round of 16 with the two upsets coming when UMass’s Ruth Crawford defeated the No. 5-8 seed Penn’s Ashley Zhu 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 and LIU Brooklyn’s Anna Grigoryan defeated No. 3-4 seed Brown’s Alyza Benotto 6-3, 6-1.


Northwest (Stanford) – 128 singles/64 doubles

Quarterfinals (Saturday Noon PT)
[1] Melissa Lord (Stanford) vs. [8] Olivia Hauger (Cal)
[3] Sybille Gauvain (San Jose State) vs. [7] Emily Arbuthnott (Stanford)
[4] Michaela Gordon (Stanford) vs. [9-16] Anna Bright (Cal)
[9-16] Maria Smith (Cal) vs. [9-16] Janice Shin (Stanford)

Notes: Stanford’s Janice Shin defeated the No. 2 seed Oregon’s Alyssa Tobita 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 in the round of 16; Cal’s Anna Bright defeated the No. 5 seed Stanford’s Emma Higuchi 6-3, 6-4 in the round of 16; Gonzaga’s Nevada Apollo defeated the No. 6 seed Stanford’s Caroline Lampl 6-3, 6-4 in the second round


Southwest (San Diego) – 128 singles/64 doubles

[1] Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine) vs. [14] Eva Voracek (LMU)
[4] Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) vs. Angela Kulikov (USC)
[10] Veronica Miroshnichenko (LMU) vs. Dzina Milovanovic (Pepperdine)
[2] Mayar Ahmed (Pepperdine) vs. [7] Jada Hart (UCLA)

Notes: LMU’s Veronica Miroshnichenko defeated the No. 6 seed Arizona State’s Kelley Anderson 6-0, 6-2


Central (Kansas) – 128 singles/32 doubles

1. Ana Oparenovic (Arkansas)
2. Vladica Babic (Oklahoma St)
3. Leolia Jeanjean (Arkansas)
4. Ksenia Laskutova (Tulsa)
5. Sofia Blanco (Oklahoma St)
6. Zoe Douglas (Iowa)
7. Giulia Pairone (Arkansas)
8. Fatima Bizhukova (Wichita State)

Notes: Six of the top eight seeds advanced to the round of 16 – Arkansas’s Natsuho Arakawa knocked out the No. 4 seed Tulsa’s Ksenia Laskutova 7-5, 6-4 and Kansas State’s Margot Decker defeated the No. 8 seed Wichita State’s Fatima Bizhukova 6-2, 6-3 


Carolina (North Carolina) – 64 qualifying/64 singles/64 doubles

1. Jessie Aney (North Carolina)
2. Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke)
3. Makenna Jones (North Carolina)
4. Eliza Omirou (Wake Forest)
5-8. Hadley Berg (South Carolina)
5-8. Ellyse Hamlin (Duke)
5-8. Emma Davis (Wake Forest)
5-8. Sara Daavettila (North Carolina)

Notes: NC State’s Claudia Wiktorin defeated No. 5-8 seed South Carolina’s Hadley Berg 6-3, 7-6(3) and UNC’s Chloe Ouellet Pizer defeated No. 5-8 seed Wake Forest’s Emma Davis 6-4, 0-6, 6-4. There will be two rounds of singles (R16/Quarters) played on Saturday with several good matchups (Aney/Meible Chi, Jones/Samantha Harris, Daavettila/Ingrid Martins, McCarthy/Mia Horvit). 


Southern (Auburn) – 64 singles/32 doubles

1. Arianne Hartono (Ole Miss)
2. Natalie Suk (Ole Miss)
3. Andie Daniell (Alabama)
4. Taylor Russo (Auburn)
5. Stefana Andrei (La-Monroe)
6. Ryann Foster (LSU)
7. Savina Macholova (Ole Miss)
8. Jaeda Daniel (Auburn)

Notes – A pair of top 8 seeds went down on Friday with the No. 2 seed Ole Miss’s Natalie Suk retiring down 3-0 in the first against UAB’s Megan Bertrands while LSU’s Jessica Golovin defeated the No. 8 seed Auburn’s Jaeda Daniel 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. There will be one round of singles (R16) played on Saturday. 


Southeast (Georgia) – 64 singles/32 doubles

1. Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami)
2. Anna Danilina (Florida)
3. Johnnise Renaud (Georgia Tech)
4. Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech)
5. Brooke Austin (Florida)
6. Victoria Flores (Georgia Tech)
7. Katarina Jokic (Georgia)
8. Marta Gonzalez (Georgia)

Notes: Each of the top 8 seeds won a pair of matches on Friday to move into Saturday’s round of 16. 


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