Mount Men's Tennis Has Pair of Tandems Advance to Semifinals of Mount St. Mary's Invitational

Mount Men's Tennis Has Pair of Tandems Advance to Semifinals of Mount St. Mary's Invitational


Emmitsburg, Md. (September 13)--The Mount St. Mary's men's tennis team had two doubles tandems advance to the semifinals of the season-opening Mount St. Mary's Invitational today.  The tournament pairs teams of two that play a best-of-three series of one doubles match and two singles matches to advance.  The Mount's tandems of Jackson Wood/Parth Sharma and Jean Armstrong/Evan Hine each advanced to the semifinals to lead the way for the Mount.

Wood and Sharma opened the tournament with a 3-0 win over Mercyhurst's Sebastian Pardo and Pranav Sadhvani in the first round.  Wood and Sharma took the doubles point, 6-3, with Wood downing Pardo (6-4, 6-3) and Sharma defeating Sadhvani (7-2, 7-6 [6]).

The Mount's Nick Huynh and Ben Porto fell to Bucknell's Ryan Jurist and Cooper Bradshaw by a 3-0 score.  Jurist and Bradshaw won the doubles point, 6-1, with Jurist defeating Hunyh (6-1. 6-0) and Bradshaw downing Porto (6-0. 6-3) in singles.  The Mount's Joshua Spiers and Christian Duran lost to Mercyhurst's Ruairidh Fraser and Kiran Richards, 3-0.  The Mercyhurst pair won the doubles point, 6-3, with Fraser beating Spiers (6-3, 6-0) in singles and Richards defeating Duran (6-3, 7-6 [3]) in singles action.  The Mount's Jacob Berg and Dakota Fernandez were defeated by Sebastian Pinos and Andrew Teixeira of Saint Francis U, 3-0.  Saint Francis won the doubles point, 6-4, while Pinos clipped Berg (6-1, 6-0) and Teixeira won over Fernandez (6-1, 6-0) in singles play.

The Mount pair of Gabriel Santos and Alonso Garcia moved on to the second round with a 2-1 victory over Per Astrom and Guillermo Torres of Bucknell.  Santos/Garcia won the doubles points, 6-2, while Garcia won singles over Astrom (6-0, 6-1).  Torres downed Santos (6-2, 6-3) in the other singles match.

In the second round, Wood and Sharma edged Jurist and Bradshaw, 2-1, to move to the semifinals.  The Mount pair won a hard-fought doubles match (7-6 [5]) while Wood posted a win over Jurist (6-3, 6-3) to clinch the match.  Bradshaw earned a win over Sharma (7-3, 7-6 [8]) in the other singles match.  Armstrong and Hine also moved to the semifinals with a 3-0 win over Pinos and Teixeira, winning the doubles point (7-5) with Armstrong knocking off Pinos (6-3, 7-6 [3]) and Hine over Teixeira (7-5, 1-6, 1-0 [2]) in singles play.

Fraser and Richards moved to the semfinals with a 2-1 win over the Mount's Russell Armstrong and Jarrett Karnibad.  The Mercyhurst pair won the doubles points, 6-0, while Fraser beat Armstrong (6-1, 6-0) to clinch the match.  Karnibad posted a win over Richards (6-1, 6-2) for the Mount's point.  Santos and Garcia lost to Mercyhurst's Unai Amiletta Gonzalez and Cormac McCooey, 3-0, in the second round as well.  Mercyhurst won the doubles point (6-4) with McCooey posting a win over Santos (6-1, 6-2) and Fernandez a win over Garcia (6-3, 6-3) in singles.

The tournament concludes tomorrow.