The Seattle U men’s tennis team continued action Saturday at the Boise State Appleton Classic, advancing to semifinal contests in two brackets of the tournament held in Boise, Idaho.
In the Blue Flight consolation bracket, Flavio Malagutti (Rio Claro, Brazil) advanced to the semifinals. Malagutti was due to face teammate Jason Bediones (Kent, Wash.) in the round of 16, but Malagutti advanced in a walkover over his fellow Redhawk. Malagutti then played a tight quarterfinal matchup with Jake Knox of Idaho, winning in two lengthened sets, 7-6(6), 7-5.
Also in the Blue Flight consolation, Kyle Rapp (Encinitas, Calif.) fell 6-3, 7-5 to Eduardo Bringold of Eastern Washington, and Gus Orlando (Sacramento, Calif.) lost his match against Portland’s Jackson Martin 6-3, 6-2.
In the main bracket of the Orange Flight, Will Topp (Olympia, Wash.) saw his run ended by Portland’s Stefan Micov in the quarterfinals. Micov overcame the SU freshman by a score of 6-2, 6-3.
In the consolation bracket of the Orange Flight, Zach Kosanke (Bellevue, Wash.) won an opening-round contest against Montana’s Mike Facey in three sets, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, but then lost the quarterfinal match against Nate Gross of Idaho State 7-6, 2-6, (10-5). Wrapping up the Redhawks’ singles play, Kevin Lynch (Colorado Springs, Colo.) played a three-set contest with Charles Norman of Idaho State, but fell in the tiebreak, losing the match by a score of 6-1, 0-6, 11-9.
Topp and Kosanke teamed up to advance in the consolation of the Orange Doubles Flight, beating 9-7 Jamin and Smith of Gonzaga 9-7.
Rapp and Malagutti were knocked out of the main Blue Doubles Flight with an 8-6 loss to Montana’s Facey and Braun, while the SU duo of Orlando and Ian Clare (Sachse, Texas) lost in the Blue Doubles consolation by a score of 8-0 to Drost and Macfarland, also from Montana.
The final day of the Boise State Appleton Classic will take place Sunday, October 6 with matches beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Boise, Idaho.