BOISE, Idaho - (Oct. 8) Seattle University's men's tennis team wrapped up their season opener on Sunday at the Dar Walters Boise State Fall Classic.
The doubles teams led the line for the Redhawks. Trenton Nield, a sophomore, and Colton Weeldreyer, a freshman, drew a bye in the round of 64 then defeated the fifth-seeded Bryan Husin and Emilio Moreno of Gonzaga 8-6 in the round of 32. Nield and Weeldreyer then defeated Idaho's Guilherme Scarpelli and Peter Shin in the round of 16 by the same score, 8-6, before falling in a close quarterfinal match to Abilene Christian's Hunter Holman and Paul Domanski, 9-7.
Two other Seattle U doubles teams won consecutive matches, Arshak Ghazaryan and Emilio Monroy defeated Eastern Washington's Garner Sears and Martin Bats (round of 64, 8-4) and Portland State's Gabe Souza and Otto Holtari (round of 32, 8-1) before falling to the top-seeded University of Oregon duo Ty Gentry and Simon Stevens in the round of 16, 8-2.
Senior Matt Alderson and Sophomore Adrian Sanabria defeated Idaho State's William Edin and Francis Filipovic (round of 64, 9-7) and University of Portland's Andrew Newell and Drew Davidson (round of 32, 8-4), before falling to Portland State's Thomas Edwards and Avery West in the round of 16, 8-5.
Sophomore Arshak Ghazaryan was the only Redhawk to make it into the round of 32 in the men's singles draw. Ghazaryan defeated Boise State's Stefan Lalovic 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9). Ghazaryan then fell to third-seeded Cormac Clissold of the University of Oregon 6-3, 6-3.
Freshman Emilio Monroy made a deep run into the consolation bracket's semifinal. Monroy won three matches in straight sets before falling to University of Montana's Max Korkh in the semi-finals 6-1, 6-2.
"It was a good weekend for us in Boise," Head Coach Adam Reeb said. "The guys played very well in doubles, all three of our teams had solid wins. We got to play a lot of matches in both singles and doubles this weekend and there were a lot of positives to build on. This is a great group of guys who are working hard. We are excited for the upcoming ITA Regionals in a couple of weeks."
Next up for men's tennis is a trip to Stockton, Calif., for the ITA Regionals on Oct. 19.