2016 Division I ITA Men’s All-American Championships: Second round results

Tennis - The Top 6 seeds are still in contention, while the 7th seed Arthur Rinderknech suffered a defeat

by Roxana Jo
2016 Division I ITA Men’s All-American Championships: Second round results

The top seed Mikael Torpegaard has reached the last 16 of the ITA Men’s All-American Championships in Tulsa with a commanding 6-2 6-2 triumph against Aron Hiltzik. Unlike him, the defending champion and the second seed Thai-Son Kwiatkowski went through hell against Martin Redlicki but he prevailed by 3-6 7-6 7-5 in the end to keep the dreams about title defense alive.

The big server from the UCLA pushed Kwiatkowski to the limits with his initial shot and forehand, but it wasn't enough to come through eventually. The other top seeds were also good, with Christopher Eubanks scoring a 6-2 6-3 win against Billy Griffith and Tom Fawcett toppling another qualifier, Filip Bergevi, by 7-5 6-2.

Skander Mansouri, seeded 5th, also played against a qualifier and managed to pass Thomas Laurent by 6-4 6-4, while the 6th seed Petros Chrysochos played a very good match versus Gage Brymer, in a 6-3 6-1 victory. Wake Forest still looks strong, with 3 players remaining in the main draw (Chrysochos, Mansouri, Seraphim), and ACC is the biggest Conference that left in contention, with 5 players in the last 16.

Second round results: [1]Mikael Torpegaard (Ohio State) vs Aron Hiltzik (Illinois) 6-2 6-2
[9-16]Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss) vs [Q]Lukas Finzelberg (Oklahoma State) 7-6(3) 6-1
[6]Petros Chrysochos (Wake Forest) vs Gage Brymer (UCLA) 6-3 6-1
Jose Salazar (Arkansas 14.12) vs [PQ]Peter Bertran (South Florida 13.83) 7-5 6-4
[3]Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) vs [Q]Billy Griffith (California) 6-2 6-3
[Q]Christian Seraphim (Wake Forest ) vs [9-16]William Bushamuka (KY) 6-4 6-4
Alfredo Perez (Florida) vs [7]Arthur Rinderknech (Texas A&M) 4-6 6-3 6-4
[Q]Yuya Ito (Texas) vs Logan Smith (USC) 6-3 6-3
Hugo Di Feo (Ohio State) vs Or Ram Harel (Tulsa) 6-3 4-6 6-4
[5]Skander Mansouri (Wake Forest) vs [Q]Thomas Laurent (Oregon) 6-4 6-4
[9-16]Michael Redlicki (Arkansas) vs Gergely Madarasz (Purdue) 6-4 6-3
[4]Tom Fawcett (Stanford) vs [Q]Filip Bergevi (California) 7-5 6-2
[PQ]Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) vs [Q]Herkko Pollanen (Ohio State) 2-6 6-3 6-3
Max Tchoutakian (Baylor) vs Elliott Orkin (Florida) 4-6 7-6(3) 6-4
[9-16]Florian Lakat (California) vs David Biosca (East Tennessee St) 6-4 6-1
[2]Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Virginia) vs Martin Redlicki (UCLA) 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5 ALSO READ: 2016 Crossroads League Women's Tennis Tournament: Top seeds Indiana Wesleyan and Marian reach the title match

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