Men’s Tennis Concludes Day One of Bedford Cup
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Utah men's tennis team kicked off the fall season at the ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains on Friday, finishing with two wins in singles and one of the two doubles teams advancing to the quarterfinals.
The day began with the first round of doubles, where Utah's Dylan Applegate and Charlie Spina faced host duo Jonny Mascagni and Arjun Kersten from USAFA. The Ute duo lost the match 6-2.
Utes Bruno Krenn and Mateo Julio had a bye for the first round but faced Vassanth Mathan and Luke Wolf from USAFA in the second round of doubles. The duo won the match by retirement due to injury, advancing to the quarterfinal round of doubles.
During the first round of singles play, Krenn faced BYU's Dominik Jakovljevic. After breezing through the first set, 6-3, Krenn faced tougher competition in set two. Despite the change in pace, Krenn came out victorious and downed his opponent 7-6(5) in the second set, winning the match and advancing to the quarterfinal round for Group A. In the quarterfinal round for Group A, Krenn competed against Denver's Peter Sallay and gained another victory, securing the match 6-3, 7-6(5).
Julio faced Nick Vroman from USAFA for the first round of singles and, despite his performance, fell to the host competitor 6-3, 6-2. Spina faced USAFA's Luke Wolf for his first round of singles but dropped the match 6-3, 6-2. Julio bounced back in his consolation quarterfinals match as he defeated Jamieson Nathan, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.
Dylan Applegate had his debut singles match as a Ute against BYU's Brian Chen and cruised through to his first victory, winning the match 6-1, 6-0 as he advanced to the next round for Group C. In the 16-draw round, Applegate faced Conor Olson from Denver but lost the match 6-4, 6-1.
Charlie Spina was defeated in his first singles match of the day by Luke Wolf, 6-3, 6-2. He earned a bye into the consolation draw of the Eagle draw.
The Bedford Cup in the Mountains will continue tomorrow, with doubles play starting at 9 a.m. MT.
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