Duquesne, Saint Louis Advance to Quarterfinals

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Sixth-seeded Duquesne was victorious over No. 11 St. Bonaventure 4-0 in Thursday’s third match at the USTA National Campus. With the win, the Dukes will face No. 3 Dayton Friday at noon, at the A-10 Men’s Tennis Championship.


Tim Kane and Jared Isaacs got things started for the Duquesne, as they captured the No. 3 doubles court with their victory over Indra Patwardhan and Hector Martinez (6-3). Adam Blasinsky and Drew Akins closed out doubles play by capturing the victory with their 7-6 win over Guillermo Garcia and Ante Zovko.


Isaacs kept the momentum going by defeating Lukas Malmberg at No. 5 in singles play. Andrew Ong followed suit by overcoming John Rutkowski in three sets by a score of 6-1, 0-6, 6-4. To clinch the match for the Dukes, Blasinsky came from behind to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 over Victor Blanco


#6 Duquesne def. #11 St. Bonaventure, 4-0


  1. Adam Blasinsky (DUQ) def. Victor Blanco (SBU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
  2. Chris Corrao (DUQ) vs. Hector Martinez (SBU) 3-6, 6-4, 0-0, DNF
  3. Tim Kane (DUQ) vs. Indra Patwardhan (SBU) 6-4, 5-4, DNF
  4. Drew Akins (DUQ) vs. Ante Zovko (SBU) 7-6, 5-4, DNF
  5. Jared Isaacs (DUQ) def. Lukas Malmberg (SBU), 6-1, 6-2
  6. Andrew Ong (DUQ) def. John Rutkowski (SBU) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4

Order of Finish: 5, 6, 1



  1. Andrew Ong/Chris Corrao (DUQ) vs. Victor Blanco/Lukas Malmberg (SBU), 6-6, DNF
  2. Adam Blasinsky/Drew Akins (DUQ) def. Guillermo Garcia/Ante Zovko (SBU), 7-6
  3. Tim Kane/Jared Isaacs (DUQ) def. Indra Patwardhan/Hector Martinez (SBU), 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 2

ORLANDO, Fla.—Seventh-seeded Saint Louis advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over No. 10 Fordham at the USTA National Campus on Thursday.


On the No. 1 doubles court, it was David Ferragut and Juan Calero who were victorious for the Billikens, with a 6-2 win over Lutwin de Macar and Fabian Mauritzson. The Nogalski brothers, Justin and John, sealed the doubles point for Saint Louis with a 6-4 win over Finn Kemper and Jeremy Chung.


At the No. 1 spot, Ferragut picked up the first singles win for Saint Louis, turning away de Macar, 6-3, 6-2. Calero, losing only three sets, defeated Mauritzson, 6-1, 6-2. After winning a contested first set, 7-6(2), Justin Nogalski defeated Allen Thornes 6-3 in the second set to clinch the match for the Billikens.


Saint Louis will face No. 2 Davidson on Friday at 12:00 pm in the quarterfinals.


#7 Saint Louis def. #10 Fordham, 4-0


  1. David Ferragut (SLU) def. Lutwin de Macar (FOR) 6-3, 6-3
  2. John Nogalski (SLU) vs. Max Green (FOR) 6-7, 0-3, DNF
  3. Juan Calero (SLU) def. Fabian Mauritzson (FOR) 6-1, 6-2
  4. Oscar Pachon (SLU) vs. Finn Kemper (FOR) 6-3, 3-6, 0-2, DNF
  5. Justin Nogalski (SLU) def. Allen Thornes (FOR) 7-6(2), 6-3
  6. Kenji Yanaba (SLU) vs. Alex Makatsaria (FOR) 1-6, 6-2, 3-1, DNF

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 5



  1. David Ferragut/Juan Calero (SLU) def. Lutwin de Macar/Fabian Mauritzson (FOR) 6-2
  2. Justin Nogalski/John Nogalski (SLU) def. Finn Kemper/Jeremy Chung (FOR) 6-4
  3. Kenji Yanaba/Oscar Pachon (SLU) vs. Max Green/Allen Thornes (FOR) 5-4, DNF

Order of Finish: 1, 2

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