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Thursday Pro Circuit Update

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There are three pro events this week in the United States and all three have a slew of players with college ties that are still in the draw as the weekend approaches. In Winston-Salem, seven of the eight singles quarterfinalists and all four of the doubles finalists have college ties. Georgia Tech rising senior Chris Eubanks and 2012 Georgia Tech graduate Kevin King advanced to the doubles finals where they'll meet USC rising sophomores Brandon Holt and Riley Smith.

Eubanks, King, and Holt also advanced to the singles quarterfinals with King getting a walkover win over the No. 3 seed Christian Harrison. Holt came back from 5-3 down in the third to defeat Wake Forest's Borna Gojo 7-5, 6-7, 7-5. Gojo served for the match and had a pair of match points at 5-4 (40/15) but Holt won four straight to break for 5-5 and then broke again at love to close it out. Eubanks won a pair of tiebreak sets over 2016 Denver graduate Henry Craig. There were no breaks of serve in the match and in fact there was only one break point which came when Craig served at 5-6 (30/40) in the first set. 

Recent Oklahoma graduate Andrew Harris fought off a match point in the second set, 4-5 (30/40), before rallying to defeat Eric Quigley 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. 
 
$25K Winston-Salem, NC, USA F17 Futures (Hard) - Round of 16
Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech '18) def. Henry Craig (Denver '16) 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
[5] Jared Hiltzik (Illinois '16) def. Luis Martinez 7-5, 6-3
Isaiah Strode def. [Q] Felix Corwin (Minnesota '18) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5
Andrew Harris (Oklahoma '17) def. [6] Eric Quigley (Kentucky '12) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
[Q] Brandon Holt (USC '20) def. Borna Gojo (Wake Forest '20) 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-5
Kevin King (Georgia Tech '12) def. [3] Christian Harrison w/o
[8] Wil Spencer (Georgia '12) def. [Q] Damon Gooch (Elon '09) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
Jesse Witten (Kentucky '05) def. [Q] Mitchell Harper (Virginia Tech '19) 6-3, 6-3
 
Quarterfinals - Friday
[5] Jared Hiltzik (Illinois '16) vs. Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech '18)
Andrew Harris (Oklahoma '17) vs. Isaiah Strode
Kevin King (Georgia Tech '12) vs. [Q] Brandon Holt (USC '20)
[8] Wil Spencer (Georgia '12) vs. Jesse Witten (Kentucky '05)
 
Doubles Semis:
[3] Kevin King (GT '12)/Chris Eubanks (GT '18) def. Korey Lovett (UCF '18)/Tommy Paul 6-4, 6-2
Brandon Holt (USC '20)/Riley Smith (USC '20) def. [2] Filip Peliwo/Luis Martinez 6-3, 6-1
 
Finals - Friday
[3] Kevin King (GT '12)/Chris Eubanks (GT '18) vs. Brandon Holt (USC '20)/Riley Smith (USC '20)
 

 

TCU's Alex Rybakov advanced to the quarterfinals in Buffalo after he defeated the top seed Gonzalo Lama in straight sets. Rybakov jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set and despite dropping the next three games he closed out the opening set 6-3. In the second set Rybakov came back from a 4-1 deficit to win it in a tiebreak 8-6. 

The doubles final will pit Christian Lakoseljac (Penn St '20) and David Volfson (Cornell '19) against Sasha Gozun (South Florida '17) and Tomas Stillman (UTSA '15)

$15K Buffalo, NY, USA F18 Futures (Clay) - Round of 16
Alex Rybakov (TCU '19) def. [1] Gonzalo Lama 6-3, 7-6(6)
Maksim Tikhomirov def. [7] Farris Gosea (Illinois '15) 5-1 ret.
[3] Dennis Nevolo (Illinois '12) def. John McNally (Ohio State commit) 6-2, 6-4
[Q] Samuel Monette (Indiana '16) def. [5] Alexios Halebian 6-2, 6-3
[8] Raleigh Smith (Northwestern '14) def. Marcus Fugate 6-4, 6-4
[4] Naoki Nakagawa def. [Q] Shawn Hadavi (Columbia '17) 6-3, 7-6(4)
Cameron Silverman (Elon '14) def. [6] Winston Lin (Columbia '15) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
[2] Kaichi Uchida def. Hunter Callahan (Ohio State '15) 6-3, 6-4
 
Quarterfinals - Friday
Alex Rybakov (TCU '19) vs. Maksim Tikhomirov 
[3] Dennis Nevolo (Illinois '12) vs. [Q] Samuel Monette (Indiana '16) 
[8] Raleigh Smith (Northwestern '14) vs. [4] Naoki Nakagawa 
Cameron Silverman (Elon '14) vs. [2] Kaichi Uchida
 
Doubles Semis:
Christian Lakoseljac (Penn St '20)/David Volfson (Cornell '19) def. Raleigh Smith (NW '14)/Winston Lin (CU '15) 6-4, 6-3
Sasha Gozun (So Fla '17)/Tomas Stillman (UTSA '15) def. [2] Hunter Callahan (OSU '15)/Sam Monette (IU '16) 6-4, 6-1
 
Finals - Friday
Christian Lakoseljac (Penn St '20)/David Volfson (Cornell '19) vs. Sasha Gozun (South Florida '17)/Tomas Stillman (UTSA '15)
 
 
In Sumter, South Carolina, five of the eight singles quarterfinalists have college ties with two of them, Julia Elbaba and Ashley Lahey, set to meet on Friday. 
 
ITF $25K Sumter, SC (Hard) - Round of 16
Julia Elbaba (Virginia '16) def. [Q] Hayley Carter (UNC '17) 7-6(3), 6-0
Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine '20) def. Giuliana Olmos (USC '16) 6-4, 6-1
Ashley Kratzer def. [Q] Astra Sharma (Vanderbilt '18) 7-5, 6-4
[7] Chieh-Yu Hsu (Penn '11*) def. [Q] Michaela Gordon (Stanford commit) 7-5, 6-2
[5] Chanel Simmonds def. Sara Daavettila (UNC '20) 6-2, 6-2
[4] Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State '19) def. Raveena Kingsley 6-4, 6-3
[6] Robin Anderson (UCLA '15) def. Lauren Embree (Florida '13) 6-3, 6-2
 
Quarterfinals
Julia Elbaba (Virginia '16) vs. Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine '20) 
[7] Chieh-Yu Hsu (Penn '11*) vs. Ashley Kratzer
[4] Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State '19) vs. [5] Chanel Simmonds
[6] Robin Anderson (UCLA '15) vs. Allie Kiick
  

 

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