LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior Sean Bailey advanced to the semifinals of Flight A in the Gov's season- opener at this weekend's Louisville Fall Invitational.
Bailey defeated Kentucky's Beck Pennington in the opening round (2-6, 6-3, 6-3) and Tennessee Tech's Syrym Abdukhalikov (7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5) to advance to Saturday's quarterfinal.
Saturday, Bailey defeated No.10 Sebastian Hagn of Youngstown State 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals. Bailey was defeated in the semis by tournament overall No. 1 Chris Simich of Louisville 6-4, 6-3. Simich would later win the Flight A singles draw.
Bailey and sophomore Aleksas Tverijonas defeated West Alabama's Adam Drysdale and Anton Ivanov 8-3 to advance in the top doubles flight. Bailey and Tverijonas fell to Simich and Alex Gornet, 8-4; Simich and Gornet would advance to the finals of the Flight A doubles.
Tverijonas defeated West Alabama's Luis Ruiz 6-2, 6-0 before losing to Louisville's Gornet 6-3, 6-1 in Flight A singles. Sophomore Dimitar Ristovski also advanced to the second round in the top flight, defeating Campbellsville's Sebastian Marot 6-1, 6-4. He fell to Tennessee Tech's Alejandro Augusto 6-2, 6-3.
The Govs host the APSU Fall Tournament, next weekend.
Flight A - First Round
No. 15 Sean Bailey
def. No. 16 Beck Pennington (Kentucky) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 19 Dimitar Ristovski def. No. 20 Sebastian Marot (Campbellsville) 6-1, 6-4
No. 28 Aleksas Tverijonas def. No. 27 Luis Ruiz (West Alabama) 6-2, 6-0
Flight A - Second Round
Bailey def. No. 13
Syrym Abduhalikov (Tennessee Tech) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5
No. 17 Alejandro Augusto (Tennessee Tech) def. Ristovski 6-2, 6-3
No. 25 Alex Gornet (Louisville) def. Tverijonas 6-3, 6-1
Flight B - First Round
No. 2 Max McLean
(Murray State) def. No. 1 Iago Seffrin 7-6 (1), Ret.
No. 20 Connor Pickering (Bluefield State) def. No. 19 John Storie 6-2, 6-1
Flight B - Consolation
No. 9 Vasily Eremeev (Tennessee Tech) def. No. 10 John Storie 6-3, 6-2
Flight C - First Round
No. 9 Honorio Fernandez (West Alabama) def. No. 10 Evan Borowski 6-2, 6-2
Flight C - Consolation
No. 5 Borowski def. Gautaum Sreeram (Bluefield State) 6-3, 6-2
Flight A Doubles - First Round
No. 13 Bailey/Tverijonas def. No. 14 Ivanov/Drysdale (West Alabama) 8-3
Flight B Doubles - First Round
Mistreanu/Ismail (Youngstown State) def. No. 5 Seffrin/Storie 8-2
No. 10 Bardell/Ruiz (West Alabama) def. No. 9 Ristovski/Borowski 8-4
Flight B - Doubles Consolation
No. 4 Grossman/Fernandez (West Alabama) def. No.3 Seffrin/Storie W/D
No. 6 Kuhn/Garcia (Louisville) def. No. 5 Ristovski/ Borowski 9-3(3)
Flight A Singles - Quarterfinals
No. 15 Sean Bailey def. No. Sebastian Hagn (Youngstown State) 6-3, 6-1
No. 1 Chris Simich (Louisville) def. No. 15 Sean Bailey 6-4, 6-3
Flight C- Consolation- Second Round
No.7 Alberto Diaz (Campbellsville) def. No. 5 Evan Borowski 6-1, 6-2