DES MOINES, Iowa – The Bradley men’s tennis team collected six wins Saturday during the second day of the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Individual Tennis Championships at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
Seniors Ashton Kalhorn and Hamish Weerasinghe both won their Round of 32 Consolation singles matches Saturday, then teamed together for a split of their doubles matches in the Main Draw. Kalhorn earned a 6-3, 6-4 win against Wichita State’s Ibian Hodgson, while Weerasinghe topped Illinois State’s Muddappa Appanervana by a similar 6-4, 6-3 score.
In doubles, the Bradley duo opened with a, 8-5 win against the Illinois State combo of Dylan Steffens/Jacob Wilson, before dropping a hard-fought 8-6 decision to the Wichita State tandem of Ilija Cuic/Jocelyn Devilliers.
Bradley also earned singles wins Saturday from Justin Abrams, Dan Rodefeld and Sergio Rakitin in the Round of 32 Consolation bracket. Rakitin followed his 3-set win against SIU’s Rafael Cuadrillero with a 3-set loss to Illinois State’s Rodrigo Oliveira.
The 2013 MVC Men’s Tennis Individual Championships will conclude Sunday.
Bradley Results at the 2013 MVC Men’s Tennis INdividual Championships | Saturday, Nov. 9
Singles Round of 16 Consolation
Guillermo de Vilchez (Wichita State) def. Arthur Romanet (Bradley) 7-5, 6-7 (6), 10-5
Singles Round of 32 Consolation
Ashton Kalhorn (Bradley) def. Ibian Hodgson (Wichita State) 6-3, 6-4
Hamish Weerasinghe (Bradley) def. Muddappa Appanervana (Illinois State) 6-4, 6-3
Justin Abrams (Bradley) def. Dylan Steffens (Illinois State) 6-1, 6-1
Dan Rodefeld (Bradley) def. Euan McIntosh (Drake) Injury
Sergio Rakitin (Bradley) def. Rafael Cuadrillero (Southern Illinois) 6-7 (4) 6-3, 10-6
Rodrigo Oliveira (Illinois State) def. Sergio Rakitin (Bradley) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
Doubles Main Draw
Ashton Kalhorn/Hamish Weerasinghe (Bradley) def. Dylan Steffens/Jacob Wilson (Illinois State) 8-5
Ilija Cuic/Jocelyn Devilliers (Wichita State) def. Kalhorn/Weerashinghe (Bradley) 8-6
Michael Kianicka/Jonny Rigby (Southern Illinois) def. Justin Abrams/Dan Rodefeld (Bradley) 8-3
Rolando Torrellas/Jakub Eisner (Illinois State) def. Sergio Rakitin/Arthur Romanet (Bradley) 8-7 (7)
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