Treis Wins Pair at ITA Midwest Regional Q Draw
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Michael Treis continued his strong run in singles play into the first two rounds of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional qualifying round, winning the first two matches of the qualifying draw to move one step away from reaching the main draw. Treis has now won six straight singles matches dating back to the beginning of the Bobby Bayliss Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
Treis was the only Bronco to earn a victory on Thursday, winning two singles matches as the five-seed in the qualifying draw. Treis began his day with a dismantling of UIC's Isaac Lloveras, routing the Flame's player 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the draw. Treis continued his hot streak in the second round of the qualifying draw, defeating Toledo's Roberto Meza 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the qualifier final. He will face Valparaiso's Danny Bacalla, the 10-seed in the qualifying draw, for the right to play in the main draw on Friday morning.
Elsewhere, the Broncos fell just short in trying to enter the main draw, with four players falling in their opening rounds at the tournament. Jim Beckwith authored the best effort towards advancing, forcing Notre Dame's Michael Fredericka into a third set before falling 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Three other Broncos are assured of opening in the main singles draw on Friday, with Treis hoping to join his teammates in the main event. Nadin Indre will open with one of the qualifiers, Andrew Cahn will face Michigan State's Aaron Pfister, and Ruben Greiner will face Ohio State's Hunter Callahan.
Singles Qualifying Draw
Fredericka (ND) def. Beckwith (WMU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Sabacinski (ND) def. Phillips (WMU) 6-3, 6-4
Leusink (DePaul) def. Mora (WMU) 6-1, 6-4
Treis (WMU) def. Lloveras (UIC) 6-1, 6-2
Strabo (UW) def. Hamilton (WMU) 6-1, 6-4
Treis (WMU) def. Meza (UT) 6-3, 6-1