DES MOINES, Iowa – Arthur Romanet won his first round match, but he was the only Brave who earned a win in the championship bracket on Friday at the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Romanet topped Souther Illinois’s Szymon Opieczonek 6-2, 6-3 in the round of 32 before losing a tough 6-4, 6-3 decision against Ilija Cujic of Wichita State in the round of 16.
A pair of Braves came away with wins in the consolation bracket. Justin Abrams fought off Erik Brunskog of Ilinois State 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-5 and Hamish Weerasinghe topped teammate Dan Rodefeld 6-3, 6-3.
The MVC individual championships will continue tomorrow with more singles action and the start of doubles play.
Bradley Results at the 2013 MVC Individual Championships | Friday, November 8
Men’s Singles Main Draw Championship Bracket
Rolando Torellas (ISU) def. Ashton Kalhorn (Bradley) 6-0,6-0
Guillermo de Vilchez (WSU) def. Hamish Weerasinghe (Bradley) 6-4, 6-2
Ben Lott (Drake) def. Dan Rodefeld (Bradley) 6-0, 6-1
Arthur Romanet (Bradley) def. Szymon Opieczonek (SIU) 6-2, 6-3
Grant Tesmer (Drake) def. Justin Abrams (Bradley) 6-4, 6-0
Jocelyn Devilliers (WSU) def. Sergio Rakitin (Bradley) 7-6 (3), 6-4
Men’s Singles Main Draw Consolation Bracket
Filip Aleksic (SIU) def. Ashton Kalhorn (Bradley) 3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-6
Hamish Weerasinghe (Bradley) def. Dan Rodefeld (Bradley) 6-3, 6-3
Justin Abrams (Bradley) def. Erik Brunskog (ISU) 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-5