Cavaliers Unbeaten on Day One of UVa Ranked+1 Invitational
Sept. 19, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team opened its fall schedule Friday with the first day of the UVa Ranked+1 Invitational at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers began the tournament with a strong first day, going undefeated in both singles and doubles.
All four Cavaliers in the singles draws won their opening match to advance to the quarterfinals. Junior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.), the No. 4 seed in the Orange Singles draw, downed Ricardo Pabon of East Tennessee State, 6-2, 6-4. He will play Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest in the quarterfinals.
Sophomore Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) began the tournament with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Matt Browne of Furman in the Orange Singles draw. He will play Aaron Gomez of Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals.
Sophomore Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.), the No. 4 seed in the Blue Singles draw, began his season with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Michael Lippens of Louisville. He will meet fifth-seeded David Biosca of East Tennessee State in the quarterfinals.
First-year Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) won his collegiate debut, edging Adam Moundir of Old Dominion 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) in the first round of the Blue Singles draw. He plays second-seeded Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals.
Both Cavalier doubles teams won a pair of matches Friday to advance to the final of their flight. Kwiatkowski and Wiersholm topped Adam Steryous and Browne of Furman 8-6 in the first round before upsetting second-seeded Albert Wagner and Chris Simich of Louisville, 8-1, in the semifinals. They play top-seeded Amerigo Contini and Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech in the final of the Orange Doubles draw.
In the Blue Doubles draw, Styslinger and Corinteli opened with an 8-5 win over Connor Huertas del Pino and Sebastian Yllera of East Tennessee State. They downed second-seeded Maksim Kan and Seraphim of Wake Forest, 8-3, to advance to the final, where they will play the Louisville pair of Lippens and Sebastian Stiefelmeyer.
Saturday’s play begins at 10 a.m. with the finals of doubles, followed by the quarterfinals and semifinals of singles. Admission is free.