Emory Men's Tennis Solid On First Day of USTA/ITA Region Championships
The Emory University Men's tennis team came through with a solid performance on Friday as the Eagles participated in the USTA/ITA Region Championships. Serving as the host for the event is the University of the South.
Ten Emory players won their opening two rounds of singles competition in the Main draw including junior Eric Halpern, the No. 2 seed. Halpern topped Blake Nuwayhid of Birmingham Southern, 6-1, 6-1, in his first match before besting John Dangerfield of Methodist, 6-1, 6-4. Junior Ian Wagner, the No. 3 seed, was also victorious in his first two matches, defeating Luis Ardila of Rhodes, 6-1, 6-1, and Taylor Bucholz of Methodist, 6-1, 6-4. Other Eagles winning twice included Lucas Lund, Jackson Isaacs, Aman Manji, Andrew Lo, Rafe Mosetick, Nick Szczurek, Rocco English and Simon Lavoie-Perusse.
Emory fared well in doubles with four teams earning berths in the quarterfinals. Wagner and Mosetick highlighted the effort, beating the Sewanee duo of Carpenter/Shropshire-Boykin, 8-1, before toppling Eric Blatt and Colin Perry of Rhodes, 8-4. Also capturing two doubles wins were Halpern and Lavoie-Perusse, Manji and Szczurek and Isaacs and Ayush Bajoria.