CHARLOTTESVILLE The ITA Wilson Mideast Region Championships continued on Friday with the Cavaliers having two singles players and two doubles teams advance to the round of 16. The tournament will run through Monday at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
In singles play on Friday, two Cavaliers advanced to the round of 16 with a pair of wins. Dominic Inglot (London, England), a No. 9 seed recorded a pair of three-set wins. In the round of 64, Inglot dropped the first set but rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Enrique Olivares of East Tennessee State. Later in the day, he defeated Clay Donato of North Carolina 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.
First-year Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India), also a No. 9 seed, cruised to a pair of straight set wins to reach the round of 16. In the morning he scored a 6-1, 6-3 win over Chris Cloer of Florida State before downing Yoann Re of Virginia Tech 6-2, 6-2 in his second match of the day.
The four other Cavaliers were defeated in the main draw on Friday. Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) downed Chris Welte of NC State 7-6, 7-6 but lost to Stefan Hardy of North Carolina 6-4, 7-6 later in the day. Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) won his collegiate singles debut with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win over Amit Inbar of Maryland, but later lost to Albert Larregola of Virginia Tech 6-2, 6-2. Ted Angelinos (Athens, Greece) upset No. 17 seed Chris Kearney of North Carolina 6-4, 6-2, but lost a round later to second seeded Martin Sayer of Radford 7-6, 6-2. Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) dropped his opening match of the day, falling to Andy Orban of Maryland 6-2, 6-3.
In doubles, two Cavalier teams won in the second round on Friday. No. 15 seeded Shabaz and Singh defeated Reid Carleton and Kiril Dimitrov of Duke 8-3. Singer and Angelinos upset No. 11 seed Sayer and Zach Watson of Radford 8-6. The team of Inglot and Barrick, the draw’s No. 5 seed, had to withdraw.
Play continues Saturday and admission is free.