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Men's Tennis to Compete at ITA Midwest Regionals

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 10/16/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team will return to action this weekend after a two-week layoff when they compete at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional, hosted this year by Ohio State and slated to begin on Thursday, Oct. 17.  

The weekend will begin with three rounds of singles qualifying matches, including two matches on Thursday and one match on Friday.  After the conclusion of the singles qualifier on Friday, the main singles draw will commence at 12:15 p.m. and the main doubles draw will commence at 4:30 p.m.  Two rounds of singles and doubles will be played on Saturday, one round of singles and two rounds of doubles on Sunday, and the tournament will conclude with two rounds of singles and one round of doubles on Monday.

WMU will have three players open the tournament in the main singles draw: Andrew Cahn will face off against seventh-seeded and 77th-ranked Aaron Pfister of Michigan State in the first round, Ruben Greiner will open with ninth-seeded and 107th-ranked Hunter  Callahan of Ohio State, and 12th-seeded and 124th-ranked Nadin Indre will play one of the winners of the singles qualifier.

Still looking for a spot in the draw will be five other Broncos, including one ranking as the fifth-seed in the qualifying draw.  Fifth-seeded Michael Treis will open the qualifier against UIC's Isaac Lloveras on Thursday, while the other four Broncos enter the tournament unseeded:  Jim Beckwith will open against Notre Dame's Michael Fredericka, Pablo Mora will face 15th-seeded Sten Leusink, Zach Phillips will face the Fighting Irish's 16th-seeded Kenny Sabacinski, and freshman Matt Hamilton will face Frederik Strabo.

The Broncos will have just two doubles teams in action at the tournament, with doubles beginning on Friday evening.  10th-seeded Indre and Cahn will start with IPFW's Martin Muadi and Gerard Guell, while the pair of Treis and Greiner will have Michigan State's 17th-seeded Harry Jadun and Brett Forman.