Seven Wildcats Advance at ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Seniors Tigran Martirosyan and Jesse Witten, along with junior Nate Emge, each first-round byes and will participate in second-round action on Saturday. Junior Alex Hume, sophomore Jason Mallaiah and freshmen Marcus Sundh and Nolan Polley advanced the hard way by winning their opening-round matches.
Hume dominated his match against Florida?s Stefan Tell, winning by a 6-0, 6-0 count. Mallaiah went the distance in his first-round match, defeating Mississippi State?s Florent Girod, 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4). Sundh displayed an impressive showing in his opener, defeating Miami?s Ryan Waits by a 6-1, 6-4 count. Polley made short work of his opening-round opponent, turning away Memphis? Alex Bucewicz by a 6-2, 6-2 count.
The Cats resume action in the round of 32 Saturday in Memphis.
Marten Tamla (Memphis) def. Matt Emery (UK) ? 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 Jason Mallaiah (UK) def. Florent Girod (MSU) ? 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) Marcus Sundh (UK) def. Ryan Waits (UM) ? 6-1, 6-4 Nolan Polley (UK) def. Alex Bucewicz (Memphis) ? 6-2, 6-2 Alex Hume (UK) def. Stefan Tell (UF) ? 6-0, 6-0