Gamecocks Headed to Title Matches
Nashville, Tenn. – South Carolina men’s tennis has advanced to two doubles draw title matches and two singles flight title matches at the Commodore Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.
In doubles, duo Jake Beasley and James Story took down Raul Dobai and Finn Murgett of Auburn 7-5 in the Bue Draw semifinals to advance to the title match.
In the Red Draw, No. 37 Toby Samuel and Connor Thomson took down Lukas Greif and Nate Bonetto of Florida with a dominant 6-0 performance to advance to their draw’s title match.
In singles play, No. 37 Samuel was unstoppable, taking down Nic Meister of Illinois and Grant William of Florida, both in straight sets to advance to the Flight A title match. Samuel will take on No. 98 Siem Woldeab of Texas in the championships.
No. T-89 Thomson advanced through his flight’s quarterfinals with a straight-sets win over Vanderbilt’s Nathan Cox. In the semifinals, the Gamecock upset No. 34 Axel Nefve of Floida in a three-set comeback win. The junior dropped the first set 2-6 but went on to take the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3. He will take on No. 92 Mark Mandlik of Oklahoma in tomorrow’s flight title match.
Junior James Story and sophomore Casey Hoole each also tallied a singles match win on the day. Story took down Jorge Plans Gonzalez of rival Clemson in straight sets while Hoole earned his win over teammate Carter Morgan in a three-set comeback.
The Commodore Invitational will conclude tomorrow with one round of doubles followed by one round of singles beginning at 9 a.m. ET.
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Blue Draw Semifinals
Jake Beasley/James Story (SC) def. Raul Dobai/Finn Murgett (AUB) 7-5
Connor Robb-Wilcox/Casabon Jeremie (VU) def. Nic Meister (ILL)/Lucas da Silva (SC) 7-5
Red Draw Semifinals
(37) Toby Samuel/Connor Thomson (SC) def. Lukas Greif/Nate Bonetto (FLA) 6-0
Green Draw Semifinals
Nathan Cox/Michael Ross (VU) def. Carter Morgan/Casey Hoole (SC) 6-3
Flight A Quarterfinals
(37) Toby Samuel (SC) def. Nic Meister (ILL) 6-1, 6-2
(97) Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. Jake Beasley (SC) 6-2, 6-4
Flight A Semifinals
(37) Toby Samuel (SC) def. Grant William (FLA) 6-1, 6-4
Flight B Quarterfinals
(T-89) Connor Thomson (SC) def. Nathan Cox (VU) 6-4, 6-4
James Story (SC) def. Jorge Plans Gonzalez (CLEM) 6-4, 6-1
Flight B Semifinals
(T-89) Connor Thomson (SC) def. (34) Axel Nefve (FLA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Moreno (AUB) def. James Story (SC) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
Flight C Quarterfinals
Evin McDonald (TX) def. Lucas da Silva (SC) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Mathis Debru (ILL) def. Casey Hoole (SC) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Marcus Ferreira (VU) def. Carter Morgan (SC) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Casey Hoole (SC) def. Carter Morgan (SC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Miyoshi (ILL) def. da Silva (SC) 6-4, 6-4