This past weekend, college tennis teams across the country competed in fourteen separate fall tournaments — from North Carolina to California and to Puerto Rico. Some schools brought their entire team, while others only brought a select few athletes and left the remainder of the team on campus to continue working on their fitness and their games.
With so much competition in one weekend, each individual win deserves ample recognition. Fall competition often brings some of the most grueling matches of the year, as players compete individually in their own singles and doubles flights while their teammates play in a completely different draw against a different university.
We highlight some of the top results from this past weekend here:
In Puerto Rico, UGA's Wayne Montgomery fell to Aron Hiltzik of Illinois in the finals in a tough battle that went 6-7, 6-3, 1-0. Five bulldogs went home undefeated: Emil Reinberg, Jan Zielinski, Robert Loeb, Andy Martinez and Samuel Dromsky all were 3-0 in singles play, with Dromsky and Loeb both performing their first weekend on the team as freshman. Overall, the team went 23-4 for their weekend singles record. Pretty impressive for the Bulldogs, who head to the USTA Pro Circuit event in Columbus, Ohio September 19.
— Georgia Tennis (@UGAtennis) September 11, 2016
Mathieu Scaglia – Oklahoma State
"Oklahoma State freshman Mathieu Scaglia won his third consecutive match to begin his career as the Cowboys concluded play at the Silverado Invitational on Sunday," according to the OSU athletics website. Scaglia posted wins over Tulsa, Buffalo and Cal Poly. What a great weekend to start his first season as a Cowboy.
St. Louis Men's Tennis
"The Saint Louis men’s tennis team won 17 of 18 singles matches and eight of nine doubles contests at the season-opening Billiken Classic Aug. 26-27 at Dwight Davis Tennis Center. The doubles teams of Calero/John Nogalski and Ferragut/Parry turned in 3-0 records," via the St. Louis athletics website.
The Seahawk Fall Invitational at UNC-Wilmington
UNC-Wilmington hosted men's teams from Florida Atlantic, Appalachian State, Kennesaw State, Gardner-Webb University, James Madison University, NC Central, and George Washington. KSU took home the doubles title after the junior and senior duo of Manuel Castellanos and Simon Pritchard defeated the Gardner-Webb team of in the final round. The GWU team consisted of sophomore Maximilian Scholl and newcomer Breno Souza Plentz. Scholl took home the Singles Flight A title back to Boiling Springs, NC after defeating the number one seed Remi Chancerel, a junior out of FAU. Scholl was not seeded in the tournament.
Cougar Classic at Washington State
WSU won both the singles and doubles flights. "In singles play, Aneta Miksovska took home the championship of the Crimson Flight after defeating teammate Michalkova, 6-1, 6-3. Miksovska was in control from the start, grinding out the win of the all Cougar final," according to WSU's athletics. In doubles play, the Cougars' team of Barbora Michalkova and Aneta Miksovska took down Hanna Kantenwein and Milena Toseva of Boise State 6-2 to take home the title.