Raphael Pfister advanced to the Round of 32 at the ITA Texas Regionals.
October 20, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas Tech's Raphael Pfister and Gabriel Wanderley advanced to the Round of 32 on the first day of the ITA Texas Regional Championships held at TCU's Friedman Tennis Center on Saturday.
Pfister, who is seeded 27th in the event, used a straight-set 6-2, 6-3 win over Joel Rubio of UTSA to advance to the Round of 32. He will face Texas A&M's Jordan Szabo for the right to advance to the Round of 16 at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Seeded 29th at the event, Gabriel Wanderley survived a marathon 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 win over Texas A&M's Behzad Minavi. He will face third-seeded Daniel Whitehead of Texas at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
After dropping first round matches, Jeff Bryan and Evan Nix have advanced to the consolation singles quarterfinals. Bryan and Nix will square off against each other on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Texas Tech struggled in doubles play on Saturday, as the Red Raiders went 1-3. The tandems of Vitor Manzini and Pfister and Bryan and Nix will play in the third round of the consolation doubles on Sunday.
Main Draw Singles
Round of 128
Stefan Williams (UTA) def. Evan Nix (TT), 6-1, 6-2
Pietro Jordao (TAMUCC) def. Jeff Bryan (TT), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Round of 64
(27) Raphael Pfister (TT) def. Joel Rubio (UTSA), 6-2, 6-3
Odon Barta (TAMUCC) def. (32) Francisco Zambon (TT), 6-1, 6-7, 6-1
(29) Gabriel Wanderley (TT) def. Behzad Minavi (A&M), 6-4, 6-7, 7-6
Jacoby Lewis (UT) def. (7) Vitor Manzini (TT), 6-4, 6-3
Round of 32
(27) Raphael Pfister (TT) vs. Jordan Szabo (A&M), 10:30 a.m. Sunday
(29) Gabriel Wanderley (TT) vs. (3) #46 Daniel Whitehead (UT), 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Jeff Bryan (TT) def. Martin Ayala (UTSA), 6-2, 6-2
Jeff Bryan (TT) vs. Evan Nix (TT), 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Main Draw Doubles
Round of 64
Gabriel Wanderley / Francisco Zambon (TT) def. Guillaume Rauseo / Matt Westmoreland (TAMUCC), 8-5
Round of 32
Will Stein / JT Sundling (TCU) def. Gabriel Wanderley / Francisco Zambon (TT), 8-3
(3) Harrison Adams / Shane Vinsant (A&M) def. Jeff Bryan / Evan Nix (TT), 8-3
Jeremy Efferding / Jordan Szabo (A&M) def. Vitor Manzini / Raphael Pfister (TT), 8-4
Jeff Bryan / Evan Nix (TT) vs. Tommy Bennett / Adam Guftafsson (Rice), 9 a.m. Sunday
Vitor Manzini / Raphael Pfister (TT) vs. Leif Berger / Gustavo Gonzalez (Rice), 9 a.m. Sunday