Elon Men’s Tennis Opens Play at Elon Fall Invitational

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.

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.

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.

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