FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - For a second straight day, the doubles teams from Penn made a strong showing at the USTA College Invitational. Now, with one match left, they will look to cash that in for a tournament title.
In Flight A, the team of Zach Katz and Ivan Turudic defeated Billy Grokenberger and Akash Muppidi of Boston College 8-5, to move into the championship match to face Sam Fife and Will Spector of Brown. In Flight C, it was Eugen Brazdil and Rob Wong holding off Daniel Faierman and John Huang of Yale 8-6, and await another pair from Brown, Tom Deighton and and Mike Riechmann.
While no one will be playing for a singles championship, three Quakers will take the court looking to win a consolation bracket title. In the A Draw of singles, Brazdil moved past Marc Powers of Yale in a walkover and then took down Mike Hill of Brown in a marathon 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 victory. He will face Vasko Mladenov of St. John's, the original #1 seed in the draw, for the title.
Down in Draw C, Jeremy Court recovered from Friday's loss, the first of his college career, to defeat Gustav Kallen of St. John's 6-2, 6-1, and Dan Sauter of Fairfield 6-1, 6-3. Kyle Dawson of Yale will be his opponent in that consolation final.
Finally, in Draw F, Rob Wong dropped a set twicebut recovered to overcome Ben Quazzo of Princeton 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 andHenry Jang-Milsten of Army 2-6, 7-6(1), 10-5. Chris Jimenez of St. Francis (PA) will provide the opposition in that consolation final.
A complete recap of the tournament will be available following the completion of play tomorrow night.