Athens, Ga. – Texas Men’s Tennis split four doubles and eight singles matches against players from Georgia on the opening day of individual play at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships on Friday in Athens, Ga.
The day began with doubles play as the Longhorns won two in convincing fashion, while falling just short in two tiebreakers. Senior Chi Chi Huang and junior Micah Braswell downed Teodor Giusca and Filipe Costa, 8-2, while senior Nevin Arimilli and junior Evin McDonald topped Thomas Paulsell and Miguel Perez Pena, 8-1. In the two tiebreakers, juniors Eliot Spizzirri spirit Cleve Harper came up short against Ethan Quinn and Trent Bryde, 8-7 (5), as did juniors Siem Woldeab spirit Eshan Talluri against Blake Croyder and Britton Johnston, 8-7 (4).
In singles, Texas received wins from No. 16 Braswell over No. 73 Bryde, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2, No. 98 Woldeab versus No. 93 Giusca, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3, McDonald against Costa, 6-2, 7-5, and Talluri over Johnston in a third-set superbreaker, 6-2, 4-6, 1 -0 (9). The other four matches went to Georgia with Quinn rallying in the second set for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 35 Spizzirri, No. 117 Croyder downing Harper, 7-5, 6-1, Perez Peña topping Huang, 6-2, 6-7 (0), 6-3, and Paulsell defeating Arimilli, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6 -2.
Texas will next face players from USC on Saturday at 9 am CT/10 am CT, followed by Virginia on Sunday at 8 am CT/9 am ET. Live scoring and video can be found at hookem.at/MTN-SIC-22-Live with Sunday’s matches played on the McWhorter Courts.
Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Tournament Central: hookem.at/MTN-SIC-22-Central
Doubles – Friday, Sept. 16
Chi Chi Huang/Micah Braswell (UT) def. Teodor Giusca/Filipe Costa (UGA), 8-2
Evin McDonald/Nevin Arimilli (UT) def. Thomas Paulsell/Miguel Perez Peña (UGA), 8-1
Ethan Quinn/Trent Bryde (UGA) def. #16 Eliot Spizzirri/Cleve Harper (UT), 8-7 (5)
Blake Croyder/Britton Johnston (UGA) def. Siem Woldeab/Eshan Talluri (UT) 8-7 (4)
Singles – Friday, Sept. 16
#16 Micah Braswell (UT) def. #73 Trent Bryde (UGA), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2
#98 Siem Woldeab (UT) def. #93 Teodor Giusca (UGA), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3
Evin McDonald (UT) def. Filipe Costa (UGA), 6-2, 7-5
Eshan Talluri (UT) def. Britton Johnston (UGA), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (9)
Ethan Quinn (UGA) def. #35 Eliot Spizzirri (UT), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
#117 Blake Croyder (UGA) def. Cleve Harper (UT), 7-5, 6-1
Miguel Perez Peña (UGA) def. Chi Chi Huang (UT), 6-2, 6-7 (0), 6-3
Thomas Paulsell (UGA) def. Nevin Arimilli (UT), 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-2
Doubles – Saturday, Sept. 17
#16 Eliot Spizzirri/Cleve Harper (UT) vs. #2 Stefan Dostanic/Bradley Frye (USC)
Chi Chi Huang/Micah Braswell (UT) vs. #36 Peter Makk/Lodewijk Weststrate (USC)
Siem Woldeab/Eshan Talluri (UT) vs. Ryan Colby/Wojtek Marek (USC)
Singles – Saturday, Sept. 17
#16 Micah Braswell (UT) vs. #1 Stefan Dostanic (USC)
#35 Eliot Spizzirri (UT) vs. #44 Bradley Frye (USC)
#98 Siem Woldeab (UT) vs. #41 Peter Makk (USC)
Cleve Harper (UT) vs. #76 Lodewijk Weststrate (USC)
Evin McDonald (UT) vs. #113 Wojtek Marek (USC)
Nevin Arimilli (UT) vs. Samuel Rubell (USC)
Eshan Talluri (UT) vs. #110 Ryan Colby (USC)