Recap: Southern Intercollegiate Championships

ATHENS, GA. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team competed in the 48th Annual Southern Intercollegiate last weekend at the Dan Macgill Tennis Complex. Junior Jose Salazar fought long and hard and went on to compete in the Division I Singles Quarterfinals. Juan Marino and his doubles partner, Santiago Munoz, competed in the semi-finals yesterday morning.

“It was a fine start for us.” Head coach Andy Jackson said. “The fall is about preparation for the spring season. We were able to play a lot of matches which is great for our program. Our doubles, with three teams in the quarterfinals was very encouraging. Also, Jose’s play in singles and doubles was a highlight of the weekend. We are going to be more competitive in the SEC and we are excited to continue to make progress.”

Juniors Jose Salazar and Juan Marino advanced from the round of 64 to the round of 32 on Friday. Salazar defeated Michael Kay from Georgia Tech in three sets advancing him to the round of 32. In just two matches, Salazar defeated Rogerio Ribeiro from East Tennessee State 6-3, 6-4. Marino came out strong and defeated both opponents in two matches. Marino defeated Fabian Pronni from Barry 6-3, 6-3 and Elijah Melendez from Georgia Tech 6-1, 6-4. Salazar went on to compete in the Division II Singles Quarterfinals on Sunday and lost in two matches against Kevin Konfederak from Georgia Gwinnett 7-6, 6-3.

David Herrerias and Jose Salazar, Giammarco Micolani and Austin Robles, and William Albanese and Johan den Toom received first-round byes and competed Saturday.

On Saturday, the Razorbacks won five out of the six doubles matches. Herrerias and Salazar and Giammarco Micolani and Austin Robles won in the Division I Doubles Round 32 to advance to Round 16. Both doubles teams won their match in Round 16 to advance to the Division 1 Doubles Quarterfinals held on Sunday.

In the Division I Doubles Quarterfinals, Herrerias and Salazar fought hard, but lost to the number one seed, Austin Smith and Ben Wagland from Georgia. Micolani and Robles were beat by Robert Dudley and Luke Johnson from Clemson in the Division I Doubles Quarterfinals.

The finals for Divisions I and II are slated for this morning and afternoon at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.


Division I Round 64:

[3] Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. Santiago Munoz (Arkansas), 6-2, 6-3

Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Michael Kay (Georgia Tech), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

0-6, 6-3, 6-4 Matias Hatem (Georgia Gwinnett) def. [6] Giammarco Micolani (Arkansas), 6-2, 6-1

6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Tremayne Mitchell (Winthrop) def. Johan den Toom (Arkansas), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Division I Round 32:

Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. [15] Rogerio Ribeiro (East Tennessee State), 6-3, 6-4

Division II Round 64:

Juan Marino (Arkansas) def. Fabian Pronni (Barry), 6-3, 6-3

Will Albanese (Arkansas) def. Fernando Guardia (Mercer), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Romain Boudaroua (Florida Atlantic) def. David Herrerias (Arkansas), 6-1, 6-3

Division II Round 32:

Juan Marino (Arkansas) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech), 6-1, 6-4

Zack Lewis (College of Charleston) def. Will Albanese (Arkansas), 6-3, 6-1

Division III Round 64

Sam Slade (Kennesaw State) def. Austin Robles (Arkansas), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Division I Doubles Round 64

Bye: D. Herrerias/J. Salazar (Arkansas)

  1. Micolani/A. Robles (Arkansas)
  2. Albanese/J. den Toom (Arkansas)


Division I Doubles Round 32

David Herrerias/Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Cole Fiegel/Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech), 8-5

[4] Giammarco Micolani/Austin Robles (Arkansas) def. Otakar Lucak/Jannis Porteset (Armstrong State), 8-7(4)

Louis Asser/Kai Lemke (Memphis) def. Will Albanese/Johan den Toom (Arkansas), 8-7

Division 1 Doubles Round 16

David Herrerias/Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Arnav Mohanty/Arsav Mohanty (Mercer), 8-6

[4] Giammarco Micolani/Austin Robles (Arkansas) def. Sebastian Acuna/Andrei Andrukhou (Georgia State), 8-4

Division II Doubles Round 32

Juan Marino/Santiago Munoz (Arkansas) def. Graham Ball/Pierre-Emmanuel Fossier (Stetson), 8-6

Division I Singles Round 16

Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Sam Matheson (Liberty), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

Division I Singles First Round Consolation

Santiago Munoz (Arkansas) def. Dominik Haider (Barry), 2-6, 6-0, 1-0(6)

Division III Singles First Round Consolation

Fons Verberne (Saint Leo) def. Austin Robles (Arkansas), 6-2, 6-1

Arranged by coaches:

Vaughn Hunter (MSU) def. Will Albanese (ARK), 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2



Division I Singles Second Round Consolation

Ramon van Flymen (Eastern Kentucky) def. Santiago Munoz (Arkansas), 6-3, 6-4

Nick Wood (Georgia) def. Giammarco Micolani (Arkansas), 6-2, 6-3

Eduardo Mena (Tennessee Tech) def. Johan den Toom (Arkansas), 6-2, 6-2

Division II Singles Second Round Consolations

David Herrerias (Arkansas) def. Charles Baron (Lander), 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(7)

Division I Singles Quarterfinals

Kevin Konfederak (Georgia Gwinnett) def. Jose Salazar (Arkansas), 7-6, 6-3

Division I Doubles Quarterfinals

[1] Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (Georgia) def. David Herrerias/Jose Salazar (Arkansas)

Robert Dudley/Luke Johnson (Clemson) def. [4] Giammarco Micolani/Austin Robles (Arkansas), 8-4

Division II Doubles Quarterfinals

Juan Marino/Santiago Munoz (Arkansas) def. Sam Philp/Ruben Vanoppen (Mercer)

Division II Doubles Semifinals:

Elijah Melendez/Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Juan Marino/Santiago Munoz (Arkansas)


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