The University of Louisville will send three single players to the finals of their respective brackets and two doubles teams to the semifinals after collecting seven wins on day two of the Louisville Fall Invitational Saturday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Senior Ciro Lampasas will face Lipscomb’s Alejandro Manzanares in the ‘A’ finals while juniors George Hedley and Federico Gomez will square off in an all-Louisville ‘B’ final Sunday at 1 p.m. The doubles team of Hedley and Gomez will play Chattanooga’s Gerdes and Bustamante in the ‘A’ semifinals with Lampasas and sophomore Parker Wynn meeting Middle Tennessee’s Buitrago and Porteset in the other ‘A’ semifinal, both will be played at 9 a.m.
“We won 15 of our 16 matches these two days and I am proud of the effort,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “We wanted to really focus on singles and three of our four players are in the finals. Ciro is playing some of his best tennis since arriving at UofL. George and Federico are 8-0 in singles and are getting their swag back.”
Louisville started the day with a pair of ‘A’ division doubles victories. Juniors George Hedley and Federico Gomez edged Lipscomb’s Alejandro Manzanares and Victor Chaw 8-7 while sophomore Parker Wynn and senior Ciro Lampasas 8-1.
In flight ‘A’ singles action, Lampasas defeated Cleveland State’s Nico Mostardo 6-4, 7-6 and outlasted Tennessee Tech’s Jorge Alfonso’s 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach Sunday’s finals. Wynn beat Kentucky’s Jake Stefanik 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 before falling 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 to Manzanares.
In ‘B’ singles, Hedley registered a pair of straight set wins over DePaul’s Chris Casit and Cleveland State’s Luke Phillips and Gomez topped Lipscomb’s Jorge Ortegon and Tennessee Tech’s Wenc Albin to set up Sunday’s all-Cardinal championship match.
Louisville Fall Invitational
Oct. 14, 2017 | Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
George Hedley/Federico Gomez (UL) d. Alejandro Manzanares/Victor Chaw (Lipscomb) 8-7
Parker Wynn/Ciro Lampasas (UL) d. Nicolas Buitrago/Jan Porteset (MTSU) 8-1
Ciro Lampasas (UL) d. Nico Mostardi (CSU) 6-4, 7-6
Parker Wynn (UL) d. Jake Stefanik (UK) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lampasas d. Jorge Alfonso (TTU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alejandro Manzanares (LIP) d. Wynn (UL) 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
George Hedley (UL) d. Chris Casati (DPU) 7-5, 6-1
Federico Gomez (UL) d. Jorge Ortegon (LIP) 7-6, 6-4
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