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Seeds Roll Through the First Round in Tulsa; Ferran Calvo Keeps On Winning; Doubles Seed Tumble; Lot of Competitive Matches in California

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After a week of qualifying we finally had main draw All-American action today in Tulsa and Pacific Palisades. Men's seeds had a great day going 13-3 with Kentucky's William Bushamuka the only top eight seed to fall after he retired in the second set of his match against Notre Dame's Alex Lebedev. The No. 5 seed Florida's Alfredo Perez was just two points away from a straight set loss to Ohio State's Kyle Seelig but Perez turned a 6-7, *5-6 (15/30) deficit into a 6-7(4), 7-6(2), 6-3 win. Seelig also served for the match at 7-6, 5-3 but never had a match point. 

The first 10 matches of the day were played indoors due to rain but once the rain stopped, and the courts dried, the other 22 matches were played outdoors. The men's top seed Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard cruised past Mississippi State's Giovanni Oradini in straight sets and will next meet Columbia's Victor Pham. Pham, who was the runner-up at the Oracle/ITA Masters, defeated New Mexico qualifier Ricky Hernandez Tong 6-3, 6-2. 

North Carolina sophomore Will Blumberg, who was the NCAA singles runner-up last May, was the first guy off the court after defeating Florida qualifier Johannes Ingildsen 6-1, 6-1 in just under 55 minutes. Next up for Blumberg will be the big hitting Christian Seraphim after the Wake Forest senior pulled away from Baylor's Johannes Schretter 7-5, 6-7, 6-2.   

Ferran Calvo improved to 7-0 on the week and 16-0 this fall after the Oklahoma pre-qualifier defeated Texas Tech qualifier Artem Kapshuk in straight sets. Calvo jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first set but Kapshuk came back to tie it at 5-5. Calvo held for 6-5 and then broke to take the set 7-5. In the second set Calvo went in front 4-1 but Kapshuk came back to tie it at 4-4. Calvo held for 5-4 and then broke on the no-ad point to win it 6-4. Next up for Calvo will be Timo Stodder after the Tennessee junior cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Dartmouth's Charlie Broom. 

The 16 qualifiers went 4-12 on the day with Arizona State senior Michael Geerts defeating fellow qualifier Marius Frosa (Wichita State) 6-3, 6-4, Columbia sophomore Jackie Tang defeating Drake's Vinny Gillespie 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, and Georgia Tech sophomore Carlos Divar holding off Arkansas senior Jose Salazar 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. 

The biggest upset in terms of UTR was Utah junior Dan Little (13.41) defeating Oklahoma senior Spencer Papa (14.06) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. 

There were 10 matches that went three sets with Florida State's Lucas Poullain and North Carolina's Robert Kelly playing the only match that finished 7-6 in the third. The FSU redshirt senior led 5-3 in the third set but Kelly came back to force a tiebreak. Kelly had a match point at 6-5* in the tiebreak but Poullain won both points on his serve and then the final one on Kelly's serve to get the win. 

Teams with the multiple remaining players are Wake Forest (Chrysochos/Mansouri/Seraphim), Ohio State (Torpegaard/Wolf), Columbia (Pham/Tang), and Duke (Alvarez/Furman)

Note: winners of the indoor matches were Torpegaard, Pham, Scott, Arconada, Reinberg, Furman, Blumberg, Seraphim, Alvarez, and Perez.  

Men's Main Draw - First Round (Avg UTR Variance .42)
[1] Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State 14.53) def. [Q] Giovanni Oradini (Mississippi State 14.03) 6-1, 6-4 
Victor Pham (Columbia 13.86) def. [Q] Ricky Hernandez Tong (New Mexico 13.44) 6-3, 6-2
[9-16] Harrison Scott (Texas 13.85) def. Guy Iradukunda (Florida State 13.88) 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3
Jordi Arconada (Texas A&M 13.93) def. [Q] Logan Staggs (UCLA 13.68) 6-4, 6-4
[7] Skander Mansouri (Wake Forest 14.40) def. Aron Hiltzik (Illinois 14.11) 6-3, 6-4
Emil Reinberg (Georgia 14.24) def. Constant De La Bassetiere (Penn State 14.14) 6-3, 7-6(3)
[9-16] Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss 14.56) def. Matic Spec (Minnesota 13.46) 6-3, 6-2
Spencer Furman (Duke 13.72) def. [Q] Tim Ruehl (Arizona State 13.67) 6-4, 7-5
[4] William Blumberg (North Carolina 14.78) def. [Q] Johannes Ingildsen (Florida 14.05) 6-1, 6-1
Christian Seraphim (Wake Forest 13.95) def. Johannes Schretter (Baylor 14.35) 7-5, 6-7(6), 6-2
[9-16] Timo Stodder (Tennessee 14.15) def. Charlie Broom (Dartmouth 13.56) 6-3, 6-1
[PQ] Ferran Calvo (Oklahoma 13.57) def. [Q] Artem Kapshuk (Texas Tech 13.44) 7-5, 6-4
Alexander Lebedev (Notre Dame 13.59) def. [6] William Bushamuka (Kentucky 14.10) 6-1, 3-1 ret.
JJ Wolf (Ohio State 14.32) def. Peter Bertran (USF 13.89) 6-2, 6-2
Alexis Galarneau (NC State 14.11) def. [9-16] Wayne Montgomery (Georgia 14.21) 6-2, 7-6(6)
Majed Kilani (Tulsa 13.55) def. Logan Smith (USC 13.79) 6-4, 6-2
Nicolas Alvarez (Duke 14.01) def. Nathan Ponwith (Georgia 14.09) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
[9-16] Martin Redlicki (UCLA 14.48) def. Adam Moundir (Old Dominion 13.62) 6-3, 7-5
[Q] Jackie Tang (Columbia 13.61) def. Vinny Gillespie (Drake 13.76) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
[5] Alfredo Perez (Florida 14.33) def. [Q] Kyle Seelig (Ohio State 13.99) 6-7(4), 7-6(2), 6-3
Lucas Poullain (Florida State 13.96) def. Robert Kelly (North Carolina 14.17) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(6)
Dan Little (Utah 13.41) def. [9-16] Spencer Papa (Oklahoma 14.06) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
[Q] Michael Geerts (Arizona State 14.16) def. [Q] Marius Frosa (Wichita State 13.47) 6-3, 6-4
[3] Petros Chrysochos (Wake Forest 14.53) def. Ryo Matsumura (Kentucky 13.75) 6-4, 6-4
[Q] Carlos Divar (Georgia Tech 13.71) def. Jose Salazar (Arkansas 14.26) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
[9-16] Thomas Laurent (Oregon 14.15) def. Yuya Ito (Texas 14.15) 6-4, 6-4
Alex Knight (Michigan 14.14) def. [Q] Valentin Vacherot (Texas A&M 13.96) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
[8] Constantin Schmitz (Tulane 14.48) def. Billy Griffith (Cal 13.92) 6-2, 6-3
Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina 14.04) def. [Q] Martin Joyce (Ohio State 13.70) 6-3, 6-2
[9-16] Julian Cash (Oklahoma State 14.50) def. Alexander Cozbinov (UNLV 13.72) 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-1
Eduardo Mena (Tennessee Tech 13.54) def. [Q] Josh Goodger (Tulsa 13.03) 6-0, 7-6(4)
[2] Nuno Borges (Mississippi State 14.89) def. [Q] Walker Duncan (Georgia 14.01) 6-3, 7-5

 

Men's Main Draw - Second Round (Avg UTR Variance .57)
[1] Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State 14.53) vs. Victor Pham (Columbia 13.86) 
[9-16] Harrison Scott (Texas 13.85) vs. Jordi Arconada (Texas A&M 13.93) 
[7] Skander Mansouri (Wake Forest 14.40) vs. Emil Reinberg (Georgia 14.24) 
[9-16] Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss 14.56) vs. Spencer Furman (Duke 13.72) 

[4] William Blumberg (North Carolina 14.78) vs. Christian Seraphim (Wake Forest 13.95) 
[9-16] Timo Stodder (Tennessee 14.15) vs. [PQ] Ferran Calvo (Oklahoma 13.57) 
JJ Wolf (Ohio State 14.32) vs. Alexander Lebedev (Notre Dame 13.59) 
Alexis Galarneau (NC State 14.11) vs. Majed Kilani (Tulsa 13.55)

[9-16] Martin Redlicki (UCLA 14.48) vs. Nicolas Alvarez (Duke 14.01)
[5] Alfredo Perez (Florida 14.33) vs. [Q] Jackie Tang (Columbia 13.61)
Dan Little (Utah 13.41) vs. Lucas Poullain (Florida State 13.96) 
[3] Petros Chrysochos (Wake Forest 14.53) vs. [Q] Michael Geerts (Arizona State 14.16) 

[9-16] Thomas Laurent (Oregon 14.15) vs. [Q] Carlos Divar (Georgia Tech 13.71)
[8] Constantin Schmitz (Tulane 14.48) vs. Alex Knight (Michigan 14.14) 
[9-16] Julian Cash (Oklahoma State 14.50) vs. Gabriel Friedrich (South Carolina 14.04) 
[2] Nuno Borges (Mississippi State 14.89) vs. Eduardo Mena (Tennessee Tech 13.54)  

 

The seeds didn't have as much success on the doubles side with the top two getting ousted along with a pair of five to eight seeds. Florida qualifiers McClain Kessler and Duarte Vale knocked out the No. 1 seed Wake Forest's Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim 6-7, 6-3, 11-9. Texas A&M qualifiers Juan Carlos Aguilar and Jordi Arconada defeated the No. 2 seed Georgia's Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinski 6-3, 3-6, 10-3. 

All said and done 6 qualifiers advanced to the round of 16 with North Carolina's Will Blumberg and Robert Kelly the highest remaining seed. 

Full results from all men's matches along with consolation draws can be found here

 

 

Half of the women's seeds were knocked out on the opening day with half of all the matches going three sets. The top seed UCLA's Ena Shibahara came back from a set down to defeat Miami's Estela Perez-Somarriba while the No. 2 seed Texas Tech's Gabriela Talaba did the same against South Carolina's Mia Horvit. 

Texas Tech's Felicity Maltby was one of six qualifiers to advance to the second round after she ousted the No. 3 seed North Carolina's Sara Daavettila. The two late additions to the draw, Washington's Stacey Fung and FIU's Andrea Lazaro, both defeated seeds with Fung coming back from a set down to defeat No. 5 seed Michigan's Kate Fahey while Lazaro defeated the No. 8 seed Auburn's Alizee Michaud. 

There will be two rounds of singles on Friday with the round of 16 starting at 10:45 a.m. pacific and the quarterfinals at 2:15 p.m.

Women's Main Draw - First Round
[1] Ena Shibahara (UCLA 11.83) def. Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami FL 11.75) 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3
Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt 10.97) def. Lily Miyazaki (Oklahoma 11.42) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
[LL] Andrea Lazaro (Florida International 11.52) def. [8] Alizee Michaud (Auburn 11.35) 6-3, 6-0
[Q] Olivia Hauger (California 11.16) def. Lauren Proctor (Winthrop 11.72) 2-6, 7-5, 7-5
[Q] Felicity Maltby (Texas Tech 10.98) def. [3] Sara Daavettila (North Carolina 11.54) 7-5, 6-3
[Q] Aliona Bolsova (Florida Atlantic 11.85) def. [Q] Marianna Petrei (Idaho 11.16) 6-3, 6-3
Gabby Smith (USC 11.37) def. [6] Melissa Lord (Stanford 11.70) 6-3, 6-4
Josie Kuhlman (Florida 11.79) def. Arianne Hartono (Ole Miss 11.57) 6-2, 6-4
Jessica Livianu (St. John's 11.57) def. Elena Christofi (Georgia 11.55) 6-0, 1-6, 7-5
[7] Sinead Lohan (Miami FL 11.87) def. Rosie Johanson (Virginia 11.59) 6-4, 6-2
[Q] Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt 11.40) def. [Q] Anastasia Rychagova (Kansas 11.66) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
[4] Karla Popovic (California 11.91) def. Anna Danilina (Florida 12.06) 6-4, 7-6(4)
[Q] Jessie Aney (North Carolina 11.42) def. [Q] Brooke Austin (Florida 11.45) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Stacey Fung (Washington 11.25) def. [5] Kate Fahey (Michigan 11.79) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Julia O'Loughlin (Denver 10.79) def. Mayar Ahmed (Pepperdine 11.73) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
[2] Gabriela Talaba (Texas Tech 11.83) def. Mia Horvit (South Carolina 11.54) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Women's Main Draw - Second Round
[1] Ena Shibahara (UCLA 11.83) vs. Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt 10.97) 
[LL] Andrea Lazaro (Florida International 11.52) vs. [Q] Olivia Hauger (California 11.16) 
[Q] Aliona Bolsova (Florida Atlantic 11.85) vs. [Q] Felicity Maltby (Texas Tech 10.98)
Gabby Smith (USC 11.37) vs. Josie Kuhlman (Florida 11.79) 
[7] Sinead Lohan (Miami FL 11.87) vs. Jessica Livianu (St. John's 11.57)
[4] Karla Popovic (California 11.91) vs. [Q] Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt 11.40)
[Q] Jessie Aney (North Carolina 11.42) vs. Stacey Fung (Washington 11.25) 
[2] Gabriela Talaba (Texas Tech 11.83) vs. Julia O'Loughlin (Denver 10.79)

 

Only three of the top eight doubles seeds survived the first two rounds with Vanderbilt qualifiers Emma Kurtz and Christina Rosca knocking out the top seeds Michigan's Kate Fahey and Alex Najarian 8-6. 

Full results from all women's matches along with consolation draws can be found here.

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