Men's tennis team has solid opening day at national tournament

Men's tennis team has solid opening day at national tournament

The Eastern Florida State College men's tennis team opened the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament with a couple of wins in Plano, Texas.

Nils Michel got the first win for the Titans, beating Pima's Tomothy Ou 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 singles to advance to the second round at Collin College.

Milan Savic also picked up a win in the first round, defeating Copiah-Lincoln CC's Tripp Wyatt 6-2, 7-5 at No. 5 singles. He will face New Mexico Military Institute's Ned Merrion who also won in straight sets on Monday.

No. 2 singles player Adriel Azucey is the No. 3 seed and had a bye in the first round as did Andreas Wejs at No. 3 singles. Alwyn Mushonga begins the tournament Tuesday after the No. 6 seed at No. 4 singles had a bye and will play Iowa Central's Antony Lekoko Tuesday. Teammate Fabricio Galvan is also a No. 6 seed at No. 6 singles and will play Marion's Vance Llewellyn who won in straight sets.

In doubles, the duo of Savic and Galvan defeated Wallace State's Andrew Bizillia and Check Freeman 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles to advance to the second round. They will face No. 5 seed Andrew Parker and Aleksandr Pokusaev of Seminole State in the second round.

The No. 1 doubles team of Mushonga and Wejs fell in the first round 7-5, 6-2 and will compete in the consolation bracket.

The No. 2 doubles team of Azucey and Michel are the No. 3 seed and had a bye in the first round.

The second round will be Tuesday with the quarterfinals scheduled for Wednesday at the Collin County Tennis Facility in Plano, Texas.