Franco Ribero, a senior, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Racquet Club Prize Money Invitational on the strength of two excellent singles victories on Friday afternoon.
The only Red Raider to reach the singles quarterfinals is Ribero, who won his second match of the day by defeating SMU’s Liam Krall, 6-4, 6-4. On Saturday, he will play No. 19 Noah Schachter of Texas A&M.
In his Round of 32 match, Ribero faced Tiago Torres of UTSA and won tenaciously in three sets, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, to advance in the competition.
Isaac Arevalo, ranked No. 51 in the ITA, triumphed in the competition after defeating Sergi Mico Fenollar of UTSA in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, in the Round of 32.
Arevalo continued his winning ways by defeating David Cierny and Sergi Mico Fenollar of Utah State in the opening doubles match of the evening with colleague Tyler Stewart, 9-7. Stewart has already triumphed once for the Red Raiders.
Olle Wallin, a junior, lost his first match but came back to defeat James Van Herzeele of Boise State, forcing a super tiebreak, and winning 7-5, 6-7 (4), 1-0. (4).
The victor of today’s matches between Arevalo and Stewart and the fourth-seeded teams of Nathan Han/Justin Schlageter (Oklahoma) and Sebastian Rodriguez/Alan Magadan (UTSA) will be the pair’s opponent.
Sebastian Abboud and Dimitrios Azoidis, a doubles combination for Texas Tech, defeated UTSA’s Tomas Pinho and Tiago Torres by a score of 9-7 to progress with Arevalo and Stewart to the quarterfinals. The No. 3 seeded and No. 58 rated Mark Mandlik and Baptiste Anselmo of Oklahoma will be the opponents for Abboud and Azoidis tomorrow.
- Ribero will compete in the Racquet Club Prize Money Invitational quarterfinals
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