McPhee and Rowe move on to round of 16 at ITA National Fall Championships

Nov. 2, 2017


Tournament Central

Live Scoring and Results

The ITA National Fall Championships began on Wednesday in Palm Desert, Calif., and Vanderbilt’s doubles team of Billy Rowe and Lachlan McPhee earned a victory in the first round of play over Stetson’s Linus Bergevi and Colter DeCoste.

McPhee/Rowe dug themselves in a hole early by dropping the first set, 6-3, but the Commodore pair bounced back and swept the second set, 6-0, to force a superset tiebreak. The two teams split the first four points of the tiebreak to bring the score to a 2-2 tie before Vanderbilt won seven of the next nine points. Stetson attempted to rally, but was only able to win two more points before the Commodores won the set, 10-6, clinching the match.

McPhee and Rowe will now move on to play fifth-seeded Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinksi of Georgia tomorrow in the round of 16. Loeb and Zielinski defeated Old Dominion’s Aziz Kijametovic and Francois Musitelli by a score of 4-6, 7-5, 10-8.

In singles play, Daniel Valent suffered his first loss of the fall season in the round of 64 to fourth-seeded Skander Mansouri from Wake Forest. Valent gave the four-time All-American a fight in both sets, but ultimately fell by a 6-3, 6-4 margin.


 

 

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