Alabama Men’s Tennis Picks up Five Wins on Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invitational
Sophomore Daniil Proskura wins all three of his matches
ATLANTA – The Alabama men’s tennis team collected five wins on Saturday at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Sophomore Daniil Proskura led the Crimson Tide on the opening day with a pair of wins in the main singles draw as well as a win in doubles with fellow sophomore Carlos Taborga.
Proskura and Taborga’s win in doubles came by virtue of a retirement by their Lipscomb opponents in freshmen Daniel Hernandez and Stuart Tierney. The Alabama duo was leading 5-0 when play was called. Senior Vikram Reddy and freshman Stuart Kenyon also represented the Tide in doubles tallying an 8-3 loss to Armstrong Atlantic junior Matus Mydia and sophomore Pedro Scocuglia.
Proskura, the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed in singles, cruised to a pair of straight set victories advancing him to the quarterfinal round. In his first match, Proskura posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over Georgia State sophomore Thomas Cook and followed that up with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Middle Tennessee State freshman Forrest Edwards. Taborga also won his opening round match, taking down Lipscomb sophomore Miguel Cortez 6-4, 6-3 before falling to Georgia State senior Juan Gutierrez 6-4, 6-0 in his second match. Reddy was edged out by Tennessee freshman Peter Nagovnak in his opening round match, 7-6(4), 6-4, while Kenyon held on for a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over Scocuglia.
Action will resume on Sunday with the quarterfinals of doubles beginning at 7 a.m. CT.
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Proskura/Taborga (UA) def. Hernandez/Tierney (LU) 5-0, ret.
Scocuglia/Mydia (AA) def. Kenyon/Reddy (UA) 8-3
Daniil Proskura (UA) def. Thomas Cook (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
Daniil Proskura (UA) def. Forrest Edwards (MTSU) 6-3, 6-2
Peter Nagovnak (UT) def. Vikram Reddy (UA) 7-6(4), 6-4
Carlos Taborga (UA) def. Miguel Cortez (LU) 6-4, 6-3
Juan Gutierrez (GSU) def. Carlos Taborga (UA) 6-4, 6-0
Stuart Kenyon (UA) def. Pedro Scocuglia (AA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5