Elon Men’s Tennis Opens Play at Elon Fall Invitational

Posted by Press Release on September 24, 2016 at 7:05 am under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Neal Port and Felipe Osses-Konig advanced to the B2 Doubles Draw finals to highlight the Elon University men’s tennis team’s a strong showing on the first day of competition at the Elon Fall Invitational on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

HIGHLIGHTS
Port and Osses-Konig grinded out a quarterfinals win against UNCW duo Waren and Hublitz and cruised to the finals with an 8-2 win against Liberty duo Farthing and Gomis in the semifinals. Both Port and Osses-Konig finished 2-1 for the day.

Salvador Mijares and Tomic also finished 2-1 overall. Mijares went 1-0 in singles and 1-1 in doubles play on the first day. Petar Tomic also finished 2-1 overall and paired up with Chris Humphreys in doubles play to earn a 8-2 victory over Clemson duo of Benaim and Aubrey in the A1 Doubles Flight consolation semifinals.

Taylor Foote added to the Elon players that finished 2-1 overall, which included a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 win in the C1 Singles Flight to advance to the quarterfinals.

UP NEXT
The Phoenix continues play with day two of the Elon Fall Invitational tomorrow morning. Competition will begin at 9 a.m. with singles matches from the B2 and C1 singles flights.

RESULTS
Friday, Sept. 23
A1 Singles (Round of 16)
Salvador Mijares (ELON) def. Franci Pare (UNCC) 6-1, 6-2

A2 Singles (Round of 16)
Damon Roberts (JMU) def. Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
Petar Tomic (ELON) def. Vince Salas (LIB) 6-2, 6-1

B1 Singles (Round of 16)
Justin Herrera (ODU) def. Neal Port (ELON) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

C1 Singles (Round of 16)
Taylor Foote (ELON) def. Jorge Gomis (LONG) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

A1 Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Vilickovic/Faria (UNCC) def. Tomic/Humphreys (ELON) 8-5
A1 Doubles (Consolation Semifinals)
Tomic/ Humphreys (ELON) def. Benaim/Aubrey (CLEM) 8-2

A2 Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Mijares/Foote (ELON) def. Gutierrez/Salas (LIB) 8-7 (7)
A2 Doubles (Semifinals)
Mendoza/Steinour (JMU) def. Mijares/Foote (ELON) 2-4 ret.

B2 Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Port/Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Waren/Hublitz (UNCW) 8-7 (3)
B2 Doubles (Semifinals)
Port/Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Farthing/Gomis (LONG) 8-2


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