Elon Doubles Teams Excel for Men’s Tennis at ITA Carolina Regionals

CARY, N.C. – Salvador Mijares and Neal Port defeated the 33rd-ranked doubles team in the nation and advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw, highlighting the Elon University men’s tennis team’s competition at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Carolina Regionals from Oct. 14-18.

“We had a great showing in doubles especially with Neal and Salvador making the quarterfinals and beating the 33rd team in the country,” Elon head coach Michael Leonard said. “I was incredibly pleased to watch Neal play at such a high level. Likewise, Felipe Osses-Konig had a great showing in singles.”

Mijares and Port won three doubles matches in the event, beating pairings from Coastal Carolina and Campbell in the first two rounds before topping North Carolina’s 33rd-ranked duo of Jack Murray and Ronnie Schneider 7-5, 7-5.

Mario Paccini and Felipe Sarrasague also had success in doubles, winning two matches and advancing to the third round. The duo notched a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Presbyterian’s Roberts/Kelley and added a straight-set win over Winthrop.

In singles action, Felipe Osses-Konig impressed for the Phoenix, winning a pair of matches in the main draw. The sophomore earned a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory against Furman’s Clarke Wilson and followed with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Jack Burkill of UNC Greensboro.

Paccini and Sarrasague also notched victories in the opening round of singles before falling in the second round. Sarrasague was the 14th-seeded singles player in the event.

Elon’s doubles pairings of Chris Humphreys and Petar Tomic, as well as Osses-Konig andTaylor Foote, added doubles wins in the consolation round.

Elon will compete at the Charlotte Invitational from Oct. 28-30.

Friday, Oct. 14
Singles (Round of 128)
Arturo Schmidt (UNC) def. Salvador Mijares (ELON) 6-3, 7-6(6)
Igor Smelyanski (6) (CLEM) def. Petar Tomic (ELON) 6-1, 6-3
Mario Paccini (ELON) def. Paul Hogan (GWU) 6-0, 6-1
Max Benaim (UNCC) def. Chris Humphreys (ELON) 6-4, 6-1
Felipe Sarrasague (14) (ELON) def. Michael Ogden (NCST) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Clarke Wilson (FUR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

Singles (Round of 64)
Christian Seraphim (13) (WFU) def. Mario Paccini (ELON) 6-2, 6-3
Cameron Green (FUR) def. Felipe Sarrasague 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
Felipe Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Singles Consolation (Round of 64)
Salvador Mijares (ELON) def. Josh Swindler (UNCA) 6-3, 6-4
Trevor Croyder (FUR) def. Petar Tomic (ELON) 6-3, 7-6(4)
Vlad Anghel (ECU) def. Chris Humphreys (ELON) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0

Saturday, Oct. 15
Singles (Round of 32)
Alexis Galameau (16) (NCST) def. Felipe Osses-Konig 6-4, 6-3

Singles Consolation (Round of 32)
Andrew Schafer (SCAR) def. Salvador Mijares (ELON) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Doubles (Round of 64)
Luiz Faria/Vuk Velickovic (CCU) def. Humphreys/Tomic (ELON) 6-4, 6-3
Mijares/Port (ELON) def. Migliano/Ortega (CCU) 6-4, 6-3
Paccini/Sarrasague (ELON) def. Kelley/Roberts (PC) 7-5, 6-3
Cerbelli/Longest (WOF) def. Foote/Osses-Konig (ELON) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles (Round of 32)
Mijares/Port def. Schwab/Werner (CAMP) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(10)
Paccini/Sarrasague (ELON) def. Dias/Quiroz (WIN) 7-6(2), 6-3

Doubles Consolation (Round of 32)
Humphreys/Tomic (ELON) def. Benton/Cameron (SCAR) 6-3, 6-3
Foote/Osses-Konig (ELON) def. Hill/Parry (WFU) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(8)

Sunday, Oct. 16
Doubles (Round of 16)
Mijares/Port (ELON) def. Murray/Schneider (3) (UNC) 7-5, 7-5
Kelly/Peck (4) (UNC) def. Paccini/Sarrasague (ELON) 6-4, 6-7(6), 1-0(6)

Doubles Quarterfinals
Alvarez/Stachowiak (7) (DUKE) def. Mijares/Port (ELON) 7-5, 6-0