Burdet Advances, Doubles In Quarterfinals at ITA Regionals

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s tennis team continue to advance in the ITA Central Regional Championships as they play two rounds of doubles and one round of singles on Friday.

The day started out with doubles play, Alan Sau Franco and Adrien Burdet gave a demanding 8-1 performance to move on to play Johann/Maruyama of Nebraska coming out on top again 8-2. The Razorback duo advances to the quarterfinals tomorrow morning where they will face Wichita State’s Minarik/Richards.

In singles play, both Burdet and Sau Franco faced tough matches looking to move into the Round of 16. Sau Franco was up against Oklahoma’s Baptiste Anselmo, he dropped a first-set tiebreaker 7-6 (5) and couldn’t get it done in the second, falling 3-6 to end his run in the tournament.

Burdet was up against Leighton Allen from Oklahoma State where he came out victorious in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to move on. He will face Jordan Hasson of Oklahoma at 1:00 p.m. CT with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.

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