Gerdes, Bustamante Lead Mocs At Georgia Southern

Friday, October 27, 2017
UTC sophomores Niklas Gerdes and 
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Gerdes, seeded fifth in the singles draw, opened with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kennesaw State's Brian Triana.  He followed that with a three-set win over Georgia State's Diego Finkelstein (6-3, 5-7, 6-4). 

Bustamante entered the day as the No. 6 seed and also posted two wins.  He defeated KSU's Austin Anderson (6-4, 7-6) in the first round before knocking off Georgia Southern's Artemie Amari in three sets (7-5, 67-, 6-2) in the second. 

Gerdes faces Georgia Southern's No. 3 seed Eddie Landin tomorrow, while Bustamante is matched up against the Eagle's No. 4 seed Stefano Di Aloy.  Freshmen Luke Plaisted and Jacob Marshall also scored singles wins in consolation action. 

Bustamante and Gerdes teamed up as the No. 4 seed in the doubles draw and scored two wins.  Wins over The Citadel and Kennesaw State have them face the No. 2 team of Alcala/Di Aloy from Georgia Southerntomorrow

Marshall and fellow freshman Cooper Long had a doubles win in the backdraw.  As did Plaisted and junior Pablo Llebeili

Play resumes on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. with doubles.  Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for a full recap. 

Singles
Pascal Wagenmaker (GSU) def. Cooper Long (UTC) – 7-6 (4), 6-2
Laurentiu Schinteie (KSU) def. Cooper Long (UTC) – 6-1, 6-2
Corey Smith (KSU) def. Pablo Llebeili (UTC) – 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Stefano Di Aloy (GSU) def. Luke Plaisted (UTC) – 6-2, 6-3
Luke Plaisted (UTC) def. Harrison Wood (KSU) – 6-2, 7-5
No. 6 Simon Bustamante (UTC) def. Austin Anderson (KSU) – 6-4, 7-6
No. 6 Simon Bustamante (UTC) def. Artemie Amari (GSU) – 7-5, 6-7, 6-2
No. 5 Niklas Gerdes (UTC) def. Brian Triana (KSU) – 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Niklas Gerdes (UTC) def. Diego Finkelstein (GSU) – 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Diego Finkelstein (GSU) def. Paul Lahue (UTC) – 6-1, 6-0
Brian Triana (KSU) def. Paul Lahue (UTC) – 6-0, 6-0
Lucas de Torres Curth (KSU) def. Jacob Marshall (UTC) – 6-4, 6-3
Jacob Marshall (UTC) def. Armab Boppudi (Citadel) – 6-1, 6-0
Murphy McCullough (GSU) def. Michael Birnbaum (UTC) – 6-3, 6-0
Roy Hobson (Citadel) def. Michael Birnbaum (UTC) – 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
Smith/Wood (KSU) def. Marshall/Long (UTC) – 8-2
Marshall/Long (UTC) def. Hobson/Boppudi - 8-3
No. 4 Gerdes/Bustamante (UTC) def. Hobson/Van Zyl (Citadel) – 8-3
No. 4 Gerdes/Bustamante (UTC) def. De Torres Curth/Lahey (KSU) – 8-1
Schinteie/Anderson (KSU) def. Plaisted/Llebeili (UTC) – 8-3
Plaisted/Llebeili (UTC) def. Van Zyl/Davis - 9-8 (4)


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