Broncos Roll in Singles at Vredevelt Invite
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Singles play continued to be a strong suit for the Western Michigan men's tennis team on Saturday, as the Broncos posted a 7-3 singles record on the second day of the 2013 Jack Vredevelt Invite at WMU's Sorensen Courts. The six-team field completed one session of doubles and two sessions on singles on Saturday; the tournament will conclude with one singles session and two doubles sessions on Sunday.
The Broncos' two freshmen maintained the strong starts to their careers, with Zach Phillips running his singles record to 3-0 and classmate Matt Hamilton improving to 2-1 with his first collegiate singles wins. Phillips started the day with a win in the early singles session against Xavier's Brian Carman, soundly defeating him 6-3, 6-2. Hamilton's first career win also came against the Musketeers, as he defeated Rob Torsch 6-4, 6-1 in straight sets.
The freshman duo acquitted themselves well in the nightcap as well; Phillips took a three-set nailbiter from Green Bay's Marius Merz 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (2), while Hamilton won in straight sets over Illinois State's Muddappa Appanervanda.
Nationally-ranked Nadin Indre continued the perfect start to his singles season as well, defeating Cleveland State's Jorg Van Der Vloet in an exciting straight sets fashion on the show court at Sorensen. One bay of courts over, Pablo Mora was busy picking up his first singles win of the year, beating Green Bay's Joey Leto 6-4, 6-1, and Jimmy Beckwith downed the Vikings' Joe VanMeter 6-2, 6-2.
Eisner/Torrellas (ISU) def. Indre/Beckwith (WMU) 8-5
Bellutti/VanMeter (CSU) def. Mora/Phillips (WMU) 8-3
Isaaks/Islinger (UWGB) def. Greiner/Hamilton (WMU) 8-3
Black Singles, Session I
Pablo Mora (WMU) def. Leto (UWGB) 6-4, 6-1
Jimmy Beckwith (WMU) def. VanMeter (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
Brown Singles, Session I
Zach Phillips (WMU) def. Carman (XU) 6-3, 6-2
Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Torsch (XU) 6-4, 6-1
Black Singles, Session II
Fredericka (ND) def. Jimmy Beckwith (WMU) 6-1, 6-3
Dooley (ND) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 6-7 (6), 6-4, 1-0 (3)
Brown Singles, Session II
Zach Phillips (WMU) def. Merz (UWGB) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (2)
Matt Hamilton (WMU) def. Appanervanda (ISU) 6-3, 6-2