Hogs Fall in Second Day at ITA Regional
The Razorback men’s tennis team competed at the ITA Central Regional Championships at the Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis over the weekend, but no player advance past the second day of the tournament.
On the first day of play, the Hogs collected two singles wins and one doubles win.
It was a great day for junior Mike Nott, as he collected his first victory of the Central Regionals with a win over Bradley’s Ahmed Albitar 6-4, 6-4.
Senior Greg Lehmann picked up the other singles win with a victory over Iowa’s Garrett Dunn, 7-5,6-3.
Junior Hall Fess dropped a tough three-set match to Minnesota’s Brendan Ruddock 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, and junior Manfred Jeske fell to Axel Alverez of Oklahoma 6-2, 6-4.
Last year, Jeske had a strong sophomore campaign for the Razorbacks and finished third on the team in singles wins (14) and earned his first singles ranking of his career when he started the 2012 spring as the No. 109 player in the nation.
In doubles, Fess and Lehmann defeated Nebraska’s duo of Eric Sock and Brandon Videtich, 8-3. Jeske and Nott fell to another Nebraska team – Andre Stenger and Ford Zitsch – 9-8.
After advancing past the first round, junior Matt Nott dropped a tough match to Drake’s Robin Goodwin on the second day of play.
Lehman also dropped his second round match to Minnesota’s Rok Bonin 6-1, 6-2.
Jeske was the only Hog to record a singles victory on the day. Jeske defeated St. Louis’s Bobby Kidera in straight sets, 6-1,6-4.
In doubles, Fess and Lehmann fell in the round of 16 to a strong Oklahoma duo of Formentera and Warden 8-4.