The University of Louisville men’s tennis team turned in a strong performance with eight wins on the opening day the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Ohio Valley Regionals Thursday at the University of Tennessee’s Goodfriend Tennis Center.

“It was a really nice first day for us in singles winning seven of eight matches,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “Coaches Gustafsson and Weant did a good job today as well. Our focus the last two weeks has been singles. We were 17-2 last weekend in singles at the Louisville Fall Invitational. George and Federico continue to play well as they upset the No. 5 seed from MTSU in doubles.”

The day started with a round of doubles which saw the Louisville’s first win of tournament as the duo of juniors George Hedley and Federico Gomez edged Middle Tennessee’s fifth-seeded pair of Tom Moonen and Gonzalo Morell 8-7(8).

The Cardinals went on to register seven singles wins. Seniors Nicolas Rouanet and Ciro Lampasas, juniors Brandon Lancaster, Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and sophomores Clement Filho and Parker Wynn each posted straight set wins while Gomez rebounded from a first set loss to take his next two sets.

The tournament will resume Friday with a round of doubles and two rounds of singles in the main draw and one in the consolation draw.

USTA Ohio Valley Regional Results
Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 19, 2017
Doubles
Vincent Sterkens/Hendrik Inno (BEL) d. Fredrik Moe/Brandon Lancaster (UL) 8-7(4)
George Hedley/Federico Gomez (UL) d. Tom Moonen/Gonzalo Morell (MTSU) 8-7(8)
William Bushamuka/Gus Benson (UK) d. Nicolas Rouanet/Ciro Lampasas (UL) 8-6
Singles
Nicolas Rouanet (UL) d. Anthony Bosch (NKU) 6-2, 6-0
Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (UL) d. Brandon Lam (IU) 7-5, 6-4
Brandon Lancaster (UL) d. Maksymilian Raupuk (Purdue) 6-4, 6-2
Raheel Manji (IU) d. George Hedley (UL) 6-0, 6-2
Federico Gomez (UL) d. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Parker Wynn (UL) d. Cesar Bourgois (UK) 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Ciro Lampasas (UL) d. Jorge Ortegon (Lipscomb) 7-6, 6-3
Clement Filho (UL) d. Luis Morillo (MTSU) 6-2, 6-3

Lori Korte
Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics

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