Zguns Doubles Move On at ITA Region V Championships

TULSA, Okla.Arkansas senior Adrians Zguns and a Razorback doubles team continued their march through the ITA Region V Championships Saturday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Zguns won his round of 16 match, propelling him into Sunday’s quarterfinal round. In the doubles main draw, senior Matt Roberts and freshman Blake Strode claimed two matches to secure a spot in Sunday’s semifinal.

Zguns, ranked No. 58 by the ITA, earned a three-set victory against Wichita State’s Goran Vujaklija, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. The Liepaja, Latvia native improves to 6-1 this season.

Zguns will face Oklahoma State’s Daniel Byrnes in the quarterfinals Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Roberts and Strode advanced to the quarterfinal round by winning their first match of the day against Wichita State’s Thiago Dos Santos and Tiago Esperito Santo, 8-5. The Razorback pair, seeded 8th in the region, also notched an 8-5 win over Jiri Spousta and John Kellert of Missouri State in the quarterfinals.

Roberts and Strode, playing in their first tournament together, will take on Oklahoma’s Alexei Ivanov and Marek Velicka in the semifinal round.

In Saturday’s backdraw, sophomore Michael Jung advanced with two wins Saturday. Jung has won 10 of his last 11 matches and is 11-2 this fall. The Atlanta, Ga. native plays in the semifinals of the backdraw Sunday morning.

Also in the backdraw, Roberts and freshman Austin King were eliminated. Roberts retired from his match with Tulsa’s Andy Connelly to focus on doubles. Roberts is the nation’s 73rd-ranked player and 5-3 this fall. King was knocked off by Dos Santos, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. The Rogers, Ark. product is 7-2.

The ITA Region V Championships will continue Sunday at the Case Tennis Center. Admission is free. For results, check www.hogwired.com.

Wilson/ITA Men’s Tennis Central Region Championships
October 22, 2005 – Day 3 Agate

Main Draw Singles Round of 16 ­
#35 Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Cale Planck (Oklahoma), 6-1, 6-2
Maor Zirkin (Drake) def. Dalibor Pavic (Drake), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
#58 Adrians Zguns (Arkansas) def. Goran Vujaklija (Wichita State), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Daniel Byrnes (Oklahoma State) def. #111 Ricardo Soriano (Tulsa), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Adrian Szatmary (Nebraska) def. Ross Cunningham (Tulsa), 6-1, 6-4
#49 Tomas Bohunicky (Oklahoma State) def. Federico Soriano (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-0
James Clow (Nebraska) def. Aleksander Charpantidis (Tulsa), 6-2, 6-2
Sergi Vila (Drake) def. Diego Camacho (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-4

Singles Backdraw Round of 16 ­
Jerry Posch (Nebraska) def. Lucques Maasdorp (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-4
Andy Connelly (Tulsa) def. #73 Matt Roberts (Arkansas), injury retire
Eduardo Autran (Arkansas-LR) def. Ayhan Oray (Nebraska), 7-5, 6-1
Tyrone Hill (Oral Roberts) def. Francisco Gil Branco (Wichita State), 6-4, 6-1
#125 Tommy Garrison (Oklahoma) def. Tiago Espirito Santo (Wichita State), 6-2, 6-3
Thiago Dos Santos (Wichita State) def. Austin King (Arkansas), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Michael Jung (Arkansas) def. Edson Abrao (Arkansas-LR), 6-1, 6-3
Jonathan Tishler (Drake) def. John Kellert (Missouri State), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Singles Backdraw Quarterfinals ­
Jerry Posch (Nebraska) def. Andy Connelly (Tulsa), 6-2, 7-6
Jonathan Tishler (Drake) def. Tyrone Hill (Oral Roberts), 6-3, 6-0
Michael Jung (Arkansas) def. Thiago Dos Santos (Wichita State), 6-0, 6-4
Eduardo Autran (Arkansas-LR) def. #125 Tommy Garrison (Oklahoma), 7-5, 7-5

Main Draw Doubles Round of 16 ­
Sergio Sanchez/Felipe Villasenor (Southern Illinois) def. Nenad Curcic/Jeff Stone (Missouri State), 9-7
Boris Gubic/Goran Bujaklija (Wichita State) def. Aleksander Charpantidis/Ross Cunningham (Tulsa), 8-5
Jonathan Tishler/Maor Zirkin (Drake) def. Tommy Garrison/Matt Long (Oklahoma), 8-5
Ricardo Soriano/Lucques Maasdorp (Tulsa) def. Cuan Farquharson/Tyrone Hill (Oral Roberts), 9-8 (4)
Will Gray/Federico Soriano (Tulsa) def. Dalibor Pavic/Sergi Vila (Drake), 9-7
Alexei Ivanov/Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Diego Camacho/Andy Connelly (Tulsa), 8-2
Matt Roberts/Blake Strode (Arkansas) def. Thiago Dos Santos/Tiago Espirito Santo (Wichita State), 8-5
John Kellert/Jiri Spousta (Missouri State) def. Joe Eckert/Vinny Meens (Creighton), 8-3

Main Draw Doubles Quarterfinals ­
Boris Gubic/Goran Bujaklija (Wichita State) def. Sergio Sanchez/Felipe Villasenor (Southern Illinois), 8-5
Ricardo Soriano/Lucques Maasdorp (Tulsa) def. Jonathan Tishler/Maor Zirkin (Drake), 9-7
Alexei Ivanov/Marek Velicka (Oklahoma) def. Will Gray/Federico Soriano (Tulsa), 8-6
Matt Roberts/Blake Strode (Arkansas) def. John Kellert/Jiri Spousta (Missouri State), 8-5

Download: Main Draw Singles.pdf