Eisner and Wilson Advance to Quarterfinals of MVC Championships
Nov. 8, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa. -
The Illinois State men's tennis team finished day one of the Missouri Valley Individual Championships, Friday, at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Jakub Eisner and Jacob Wilson advanced to the quarterfinal rounds.
No. 8 seeded, Eisner defeated Filip Aleksic of Southern Illinois, 6-4, 6-2. Eisner then beat Michael Kianicka, 6-4, 6-3. Wilson won against Euan McIntosh of Drake, 6-4, 7-6 (3), before defeating Tomislav Gregurovic of Wichita State, 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Head Coach Mark Klysner was pleased with the performances of Eisner and Wilson.
"Jacob and Jakub played well enough to find their way into the quarterfinals tomorrow. I think it's important we play better so we can make an impression on the other teams in the conference."
Rolando Torrellas swept Ashton Klahornn of Bradley, 6-0, 6-0. Torrellas then advanced to the second round where he lost no. 1 seeded Alen Salibasic of Drake, 7-5, 6-1. Muddappa Appanervanda lost to no. 5 seeded, Tomislav Gregurovic , 7-5, 6-4. Appanervanda then advanced past Euan McIntosh due to an injury in consolation round play.
Dylan Steffens lost to no. 3 seeded, llija Cuic of Wichita State, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Steffens beat Szymon Opieczonek of Southern Illinois in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 10-4. Erik Brunskog was defeated by no. 6 seeded, Jonny Rigby of Southern Illinois, 6-2, 6-3. Brunskog then lost to Bradley's Justin Abrams in three sets, 2-6, 7-6, 10-5.
Rodrigo Oliveira lost to Southern Illinois' Jorge Cavero, 7-5, 6-2. He beat Southern Illinois' Rafel Cuadrillero, 6-4, 6-2.
Eisner and Wilson have the possibility of facing each other in the semifinals if they both win Saturday. Eisner will play Alen Salibasic in quarterfinal play, while Wilson will face Ben Lott of Drake.
Doubles play will start Saturday, as Oliveira and Muddappa Appanervanda will take on Nicol Guillermo and Ibian Hodgson of Wichita State. Wilson and Steffens take on Hamish Weerasinghe and Ashton Kalhorn of Bradley. Torrellas and Eisner go head-to-head against Arthur Romanet and Nico Raktin of Bradley.
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