Pedro Norte Headlines Day 1 at ITA Southeast Regional for Men's Tennis

Pedro Norte Headlines Day 1 at ITA Southeast Regional for Men's Tennis

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Franklin & Marshall men's tennis team began play at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships hosted by Mary Washington on Friday.

Friday's action was highlighted by Pedro Norte's run to the semifinals in both singles and doubles of his B draws. Nortr won in the B2 singles vs. Michael Odrey of Grove City College 6-3, 6-2. That win catapulted the first-year to a semifinals matchup against Gianluca Beaujon of Salisbury scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Anthony Casale and Norte took on the B1 doubles and conquered victory in the Round of 16 versus Ursinus in addition to a quarterfinal win over Averett.  and quarterfinals against Ursinus and the quarterfinals versus Averett College. The quarterfinal victory came in a tiebreak. That duo will battle another pairing from Mary Washington in the semifinals at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

In championship doubles, Justin Pace and Tristan Steffe took an opening round 8-4 victory against Abhinav Nallapareddy and Patrick Kley of Haverford, but fell short in the Round of 32 against the regionally-ranked pairing of Rushil Patel and Charley Force from Swarthmore. The Diplomats also put three players in championship singles in addition to another pairing in championship doubles.

Franklin & Marshall will wrap their weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Saturday. 

Singles:

Adrian Charchalis - Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Russell Willenborg (Salisbury) 7-6 (6), 6-2
Consolation 1: walkover vs. Andrew Watson (Mary Washington)
Consolation 2: vs. Benton Drake (Southern Virginia)/Landon Strober (Washington College (Saturday; 2:30 p.m.)

Justin Pace - Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Cole Tecce (Mary Washington) 7-6, 6-4
Consolation 1: vs. Abhinav Nallopareddy (Haverford) (Saturday; 10 a.m.)

Tristan Steffe - Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Georgie Jiang (Haverford) 6-3, 7-6 (7)
Consolation 1: vs. #9 James Yu (Johns Hopkins) (Saturday; 9 a.m.)

Pedro Norte - B2 Singles
Quarterfinals: Won vs. Michael Odrey (Grove City) 6-3, 6-2
Semifinals: vs. Gianluca Beaujon (Salisbury) (Saturday; 1 p.m.)

Isaac Rockower - B3 Singles
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Francis Cabaddu (Virginia Wesleyan) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (5)
Consolation semifinal: vs. Matthew Dubuque (Christopher Newport; 1 p.m.)

Anthony Casale - B5 Singles
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Luke McMullen (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-3
Consolation semifinal: vs. Priyan Desilva (Mary Washington) (Saturday; 11 a.m.)

Doubles:

Justin Pace/Tristan Steffe - Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Won vs. Abhinav Nallapareddy/Patrick Kley (Haverford) 8-4
Round of 32: Lost vs. #5 Rushil Patel/Charley Force (Swarthmore) 8-3

Adrian Charchalis/Isaac Rockower - Championship Doubles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Bobby Neuner/Eli Hirshberg (Washington & Lee) 8-7 (6)

Anthony Casale/Pedro Norte - B1 Doubles
Round of 16: Won vs. Robert Ritchie/Darby Rogers (Ursinus)
Quarterfinals: Won vs. Evgeniy Bogdararyan/Jorge Figueroa (Averett) 8-7 (5)
Semifinals: vs. Foster Evans/Drew Campbell (Mary Washington) (Saturday; 8 a.m.)