Gamecocks Shine in Fall Tournaments
Several Gamecock freshman competed in the S.C. Collegiate Championships over the weekend while No. 27 Paul Jubb had a pair of ranked wins at the ITA All-American Championships.
COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina men’s tennis continued its fall tournament schedule over the weekend as a sophomore Thomas Brown and a trio of Gamecocks freshman competed in the S.C. Collegiate Championships in Belton, S.C., while Paul Jubb finished with two ranked wins at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
The S.C. Collegiate Championships tournament field consisted of student-athletes from 13 total teams including, Clemson, Coker College, Anderson University, Lander, Newberry, Limestone College, North Greenville, Furman, Winthrop, Wofford and Presbyterian.
South Carolina Collegiate Invitational- Belton, S.C.
The Gamecocks were 4-0 on Friday in the opening round of the championship singles draw. Joseph Brailovsky won 6-3, 6-1 over Jaime Castillo-Lopez (Presbyterian), Thomas Brown took down Edison Amarzumjan (Newberry), 6-3, 6-4, Beau Pelletier topped Clarke Wilson (Furman) 6-2, 6-4, and Jake Beasley defeated Gabriel Couto (Furman) 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Brailovsky followed up with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over top-seeded Matteo Vialmin (Clemson) to book a spot in the semifinal round while Jake Beasley also advanced to the semis with a 6-2, 6-4 win over James Roelofse (Furman).
Both Gamecock doubles teams also captured first round wins on the doubles side as Pelletier and Beasley edged out Vance Mercer and Elias Svensson (Presbyterian), 8-7 (2). Brailovsky and Brown cruised to an 8-2 first round win before falling 8-6 in round two.
Pelletier and Beasley didn’t drop a single game in their second-round matchup, winning 8-0 over Emilio Samhan and Sacha Terrizano (Limestone). The Gamecock duo booked a spot in the championship match of the draw with an 8-3 win over Alex Steryous and Clarke Wilson (Furman).
ITA All-American Championships- Tulsa, Okla.
Paul Jubb captured a pair of ranked singles wins to begin his fall tournament season including a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over seventh-ranked Cameron Klinger (Vanderbilt).
Jubb advanced to Saturday’s round of 16 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow Englishman No. 75 Charlie Broom, but fell short of a quarterfinal berth in 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 17 J.J. Wolf (Ohio State).
The Gamecocks will now get set for the ITA Carolina Regionals which are scheduled to take place from Fri., Oct. 12 to Tue., Oct. 16 in the Durham, N.C.
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