Broncos Continue to Roll at Purdue Fall Invite
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Three Broncos advanced to the semifinals of their respective singles flights, yet another made the semifinals of his consolation draw, and the Western Michigan Broncos wrapped an eventful, successful second day at the Purdue Fall Invitational on Saturday. The weekend will conclude on Sunday.
Nadin Indre, the No. 1 overall seed in the singles draw and the #124-ranked player in the nation, advanced to the finals of the Flight A singles draw with wins over opponents both unfamiliar and well-known. Indre started the day with a tight match against Louisville's Eric Bonfre, surviving two tight sets for a 6-4, 7-5 win. Meanwhile, teammate Andrew Cahn was also busy winning in the "A" flight, beating Butler's Poluk Bhattacharya 6-3, 7-6 (3) to advance to the quarterfinals. It was there that Indre and Cahn met up, with Indre dispatching his teammate 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the semis. Indre will face DePaul's David Vieyra in the semifinals on Sunday morning.
The Flight B singles also saw a Bronco reach the semifinals, as Ruben Greiner picked up a pair of wins to advance to the final four. Greiner downed Cleveland State's Ali Shabib in the second round of the tournament, cruising to a 6-4, 6-1 victory, and followed up with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Xavier's Matt Bishop in the quarterfinal. Greiner will face another Musketeer in the semifinal round on Sunday when he takes on Michael Moe at 11:30 a.m.
Matt Hamilton was the third Bronco to advance to the quarterfinal of his main draw, picking up a pair of wins to rech the Flight C Singles round of four. Hamilton also had a relatively breezy pair of matches, starting with a 6-4, 6-4 win over DePaul's Paul John. Hamilton earned his way to the semifinals with a win over Cleveland State's Matt Ford, winning 6-3, 6-1. He'll face Toledo's Nicky Wong in the semifinal match on Sunday at 8 a.m.
Pablo Mora also had success on Saturday, winning a pair of matches in the Flight B singles back draw to reach the semifinals in that bracket. Mora started with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Bradley's Ashton Kalhorn, but found a tougher test in the second set of his quarterfinal match. After beating Collier Bouchillion 6-0 in the first set, Mora needed a second-set tiebreaker to win 6-0, 7-6 (3) and advance. He will face DePaul's Jan Willem-Felzer on Sunday.
Mora also advanced to the semifinals of the Flight B Doubles Consolation bracket, teaming with Zach Phillips to go 2-1 on the day. After falling in the main draw, the pair came back to beat the pair of Bouchillion and Kal Skallerud from Washington (Mo.) in a match tiebreaker, winning 9-8 (4) to advance. They beat Toledo's Roberto Meza and Ryan Jorgensen 8-5 in the quarterfinal round. They'll face the pair of Derek Romer and Jonathan Raa from IPFW on Sunday. Phillips also picked up a singles win on the day, beating Chicago's Peter Muncey 6-2, 6-4 in the Flight D Singles main draw.
Elsewhere, the doubles duo of Indre and Michael Treis picked up a win in the Flight A Doubles consolation draw before bowing out, beating the Woldmoe brothers (Austin and Alex) of Butler 8-3. Hamilton and Jimmy Beckwith also took a match, winning against the pair of Kevin Chu and Tim Noack in the Flight B back draw.
Flight A Singles
Flight B Singles
Flight B Singles - Consolation
Flight C Singles
Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Paul John (DePaul) 6-3, 6-4
Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Matt Ford (CSU) 6-3, 6-1
Flight C Singles - Consolation
Jorg Van der Vloet (CSU) def. Michael Treis (WMU) 6-4, 6-2
Flight D Singles
Zach Phillips (WMU) def. Peter Muncey (Chicago) 6-2, 6-4
Martin Muadi (IPFW) def. Zach Phillips 6-4, 6-0
Joe VanMeter (CSU) def. Jimmy Beckwith (WMU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Flight A Doubles
Kimbrill/Klawitter (CWRU) def. Greiner/Payne (WMU) 8-4
Simich/Elizondo (UL) def. Indre/Treis (WMU) 9-8 (2)
Carswell/Cogan (Wash. (Mo.)) def. Cahn/Shideler (WMU) 8-5
Flight A Doubles - Consolation
Indre/Treis (WMU) def. Woldmoe/Woldmoe (Butler) 8-3
Swank/White (Iowa) def. Indre Treis (WMU), def.
Flight B Doubles
Beckwith/Hamilton (WMU) def. Chu/Noack (Washington (Mo.)) 8-3
Van Der Vloet/Ford (CSU) def. Beckwith/Hamilton (WMU) 8-4
Wangensten-Oye/Guell (IPFW) def. Mora/Phillips (WMU) 8-5
Flight B Doubles - Consolation
Mora/Phillips (WMU) def. Bouchillion/Skallerud (Washington (Mo.)) 9-8 (4)
Mora/Phillips (WMU) def. Jorgensen/Meza (UT) 8-5