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Rakitt, Fiegel Notch 2nd Upset in USTA/ITA Southeast Regional

Oct. 13, 2013

2013 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Draws
Recap and Qualifying Results, Friday, October 11
Recap and Results, Saturday, October 12

THE FLATS –  Georgia Tech’s Nathan Rakitt and Cole Fiegel scored their second upset in doubles in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Sunday, advancing to the semifinals with an 8-5 victory over 8th-seeded Florent Diep and Michael Alford of Florida at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex on the Georgia Tech campus.

They turn around quickly and face 4th-seeded Ignacio Gonzalez and Oliver Pramming of South Florida at 9 a.m. Monday in the first semifinal match. Gonzalez and Pramming defeated Florida State’s Cristian Gonzalez-Mendez and Jose Gracia by the same score. The Gators’ Gordon Watson and Elliott Orkin, the 6th seed, will face Florida State’s unseeded duo of Benjamin Lock and Marco Nunez in the other semifinals.

In singles, two more seeded players were upset Sunday, and only four seeded players remain for Monday’s quarterfinals.

Georgia’s Nathan Pasha, at No. 2 the highest seed remaining in the singles bracket, dismissed Norbert Nemscek of North Florida, while Benjamin Lock of Florida State, the fourth seed, defeated Henrique Tsukamoto of Miami in straight sets, and Florida’s Alford (No. 8) beat Gonzalez-Mendez. UGA’s Garrett Brasseaux, a top-16 seed, upset the No. 3 seed, Diep of Florida, to get through to the quarterfinals. All four matches went straight sets.

Unseeded players advancing to the quarters were Florida’s Orkin and Maxx Lipman, South Florida’s Sasha Gozun and Florida Gulf Coast’s Jordi Vives, who knocked off No. 7 seed Wilfredo Gonzalez of Miami in three sets. Lipman needed three sets to ooutlast Miami’s William Albanese, and Gozun upset top-16 seed Diego Soto of the Hurricanes.

Georgia Tech’s Casey Kay, who knocked off fifth-seeded Hernus Pieters Saturday, lost to Lipman, 6-4, 6-4, in the round of 32 Sunday. Two Georgia Tech players advanced to the quarterfinals of the back draw of singles – Rakitt beat Georgia Southern’s Oliver Webb and Georgia State’s Jannis Koeke in straight sets, while Carlos Benito downed Kennesaw State’s Jake Bouchillon and Georgia State’s Eric Baum in straight sets.

Monday’s competition includes quarterfinals and semifinals in singles, and semifinals in doubles, as well as some consolation matches in both singles and doubles. Play begins at 9 a.m. The tournament continues through Tuesday morning, when the singles and doubles championship matches will be played.

The USTA/ITA Southeast Regional is one of 16 events being held around the country this weekend. Each singles and doubles champion advances to compete in the USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships, Nov. 7-11 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


Match Results

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Consolation Singles – Round of 32

C-32 Jannis Koeke (Georgia State) def. Grayson Goldin (Florida State) 6-3, 6-2
C-32 Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech) def. Oliver Webb (Georgia Southern) 6-1, 6-2
C-32 Oliver Snaider (Mercer) def. Nick Wood (Georgia) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
C-32 Blake Davis (Florida State) def. Sofiane Chevallier (Georgia State) 6-0, 5-2, retired
C-32 Marco Osorio (Georgia Southern) def. Thomas Cook (Georgia State) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
C-32 Gordon Watson (Florida) def. Ignacio Gonzalez (South Florida) 6-1, 6-3
C-32 Simon Pritchard (Kennesaw State) def. Dean Tsamas (Florida Gulf Coast) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
C-32 #72 Hernus Pieters (Georgia) def. Jake Albo (Florida State) 6-1, 6-1
C-32 Eric Baum (Georgia State) def. Tianyu Bao (Florida Gulf Coast) 7-5, 6-4
C-32 Carlos Benito (Georgia Tech) def. Jake Bouchillon (Kennesaw State) 6-4, 6-1
C-32 Omar Aly (Miami) def. Chris Barrus (Central Florida) 6-1, 6-2
C-32 Albert Cordina Sala (Georgia Southern) def. Arsav Mohanty (Mercer) 5-1, retired
C-32 Eric Diaz (Georgia) def. Jorge Wilton (Kennesaw State) 6-1, 6-4
C-32 Richard Brej (Florida) def. Maksim Yorsh (Kennesaw State) 6-3, 6-1
C-32 Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) def. Rafael Racy (Georgia Southern) 6-3, 6-4
C-32 Marco Nunez (Florida State) def. Arnav Mohanty (Mercer) 6-3, 6-2

Main Draw Singles – Round of 32

M-32 Sasha Gozun (South Florida) def. #19 Ben Wagland (Georgia) 7-5, 6-3
M-32 Tobi Menhofer (Kennesaw State) def. Caio Gomes (North Florida) 4-6, 7-6, 6-3
M-32 Cristian Gonzalez (Florida State) def. Gabriel Flores (Miami) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
M-32 Michael Alford (Florida) def. Francesc Aulina (Central Florida) 6-3, 6-3
M-32 #116 Benjamin Lock (Florida State) def. Paul Polarczyk (South Florida) 6-2, 6-1
M-32 Henrique Tsukamoto (Miami) def. Yannick Zuern (North Florida) 6-4, 6-2
M-32 William Albanese (Miami) def. Michael Rinaldi (Florida State) 6-2, 6-0
M-32 Maxx Lipman (Florida) def. Casey Kay (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-4
M-32 Diego Soto (Miami) def. Jack Findel-Hawkins (North Florida) 6-7, 6-1, 6-1
M-32 Elliott Orkin (Florida) def. #57 Dominic Cotrone (Florida State) 6-4, 6-2
M-32 Garrett Brasseaux (Georgia) def. Oliver Pramming (South Florida) 6-3, 6-1
M-32 #52 Florent Diep (Florida) def. Federico Sabogal (South Florida) 6-3, 6-4
M-32 Wilfredo Gonzalez (Miami) def. Robert Schulze (Georgia State) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
M-32 Jordi Vives (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Jose Gracia (Florida State) 6-4, 7-5
M-32 Norbert Nemscek (North Florida) def. Matthew Gladstone (Central Florida) 6-4, 6-2
M-32 #32 Nathan Pasha (Georgia) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (South Florida) 6-3, 6-0

Consolation Singles – Round of 16

C-16 Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech) def. Jannis Koeke (Georgia State) 6-3, 6-2
C-16 Oliver Snaider (Mercer) def. Blake Davis (Florida State) 6-4, 2-0, retired
C-16 Gordon Watson (Florida) def. Marco Osorio (Georgia Southern) 6-1, 6-1
C-16 #72 Hernus Pieters (Georgia) def. Simon Pritchard (Kennesaw State) 6-0, 6-1
C-16 Carlos Benito (Georgia Tech) def. Eric Baum (Georgia State) 6-2, 6-2
C-16 Albert Cordina Sala (Georgia Southern) def. Omar Aly (Miami), by default
C-16 Eric Diaz (Georgia) def. Richard Brej (Florida) 6-3, 6-4
C-16 Marco Nunez (Florida State) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2)

Main Draw Singles – Round of 16

M-16 Sasha Gozun (South Florida) def. Tobi Menhofer (Kennesaw State) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)
M-16 Michael Alford (Florida) def. Cristian Gonzalez (Florida State) 6-3, 7-5
M-16 #116 Benjamin Lock (Florida State) def. Henrique Tsukamoto (Miami) 6-2, 6-3
M-16 Maxx Lipman (Florida) def. Michael Rinaldi (Florida State) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3
M-16 Elliott Orkin (Florida) def. Diego Soto (Miami) 6-4, 6-2
M-16 Garrett Brasseaux (Georgia) def. #52 Florent Diep (Florida) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)
M-16 Jordi Vives (Florida Gulf Coast) def. Wilfredo Gonzalez (Miami) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
M-16 #32 Nathan Pasha (Georgia) def. Norbert Nemscek (North Florida) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Consolation Doubles – Round of 16

C-16  Jannis Koeke/Eric Baum (Georgia State) def. Tianyu Bao/Dean Tsamas (Florida Gulf Coast) 8-4
C-16  Oliver Webb/Rafael Racy (Georgia Southern) def. Arnav Mohanty/Arsav Mohanty (Mercer), by default
C-16  Thomas Cook/Valentin Horvat (Georgia State) def. #51 Norbert Nemscek/Jack Findel-Hawkins (North Florida), by default
C-16  Carlos Benito/Casey Kay (Georgia Tech) def. Jack Murphy/William Albanese (Miami), by default
C-16  Gabriel Flores/Diego Soto (Miami) def. Oliver Snaider/Austin Emmet (Mercer), by default
C-16  Colin Edwards/Anish Sharma (Georgia Tech) def. Michael Rinaldi/Jack Haffey (Florida State), by default
C-16  Francesc Aulina/Matthew Gladstone (Central Florida) def. Albert Cordina Sala/Marco Osorio (Georgia Southern) 8-1
C-16  Paul Polarczyk/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (South Florida) def. Eric Diaz/Nick Wood (Georgia) 8-1

Consolation Doubles – Quarterfinals

C-QF Jannis Koeke/Eric Baum (Georgia State) def. Oliver Webb/Rafael Racy (Georgia Southern) 8-5
C-QF Carlos Benito/Casey Kay (Georgia Tech) def. Thomas Cook/Valentin Horvat (Georgia State) 8-7 (7-5)
C-QF Colin Edwards/Anish Sharma (Georgia Tech) def. Gabriel Flores/Diego Soto (Miami), by default
C-QF Paul Polarczyk/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (South Florida) def. Francesc Aulina/Matthew Gladstone (Central Florida), by default

Main Draw Doubles – Quarterfinals

M-QF Nathan Rakitt/Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) def. #60 Florent Diep/Michael Alford (Florida) 8-5
M-QF Ignacio Gonzalez/Oliver Pramming (South Florida) def. Cristian Gonzalez/Jose Gracia (Florida State) 8-5
M-QF Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez (Florida State) def. #58 Robert Schulze/Sofiane Chevallier (Georgia State) 8-3
M-QF #57 Gordon Watson/Elliott Orkin (Florida) def. #5 Blake Davis/Dominic Cotrone (Florida State) 8-5


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