NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman Kyle Mautner’s impressive run through the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional ended on Monday, falling in the semifinals to the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, Dovydas Sakinis of Dartmouth.
After winning the first set 6-3, Mautner was broken twice in the second and third sets en route to falling 6-4, 6-3 to the tournament’s top seed. Sakinis also defeated Josh Pompan in the Round of 16 on Sunday, after the sophomore picked up triumphs over Binghamton and Cornell.
In quarterfinal action on Monday, Mautner put together his third win over an Ivy Leaguer this tournament with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 triumph over Diego Vives of Princeton. It was the first set that Mautner dropped all tournament.
In the Round of 16 on Sunday, Mautner dismissed Brown’s Greg Garcia by a score of 6-3, 6-2 -- his third consecutive straight-set win.
Mautner and the rest of the Quakers will be back in action on November 6-8, when they travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. for the Wake Forest Invitational.