Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcats Roll Through Second Day of Play
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 21, 2011
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Oct. 21, 2011


The Arizona Wildcat men’s tennis team finished the second day of play at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Carlos Bermudez, Robin Chou, Giacomo Miccini, Kieren Thompson, Mario Urquidi, and Andre Vidaller are representing Arizona at the ITA Mountain Regionals. Play began Wed., Oct. 19 and will continue through Sun., Oct. 23.

In singles play, four Wildcats fell short in the round of 64. In consolation singles the Cats were victorious in all six matches. Chou, a freshman from Austin, Texas, came back from a loss in the round of 64 to defeat Philip Hignojosa from Nevada. Thompson fell to Marc Westgate from NMSU early in the day. The Brisbane, Australia native beat Nate Gross from ISU in his second match. Vidaller was edged in the round of 64 but rallied to defeat Dan Buckingham from ISU in a consolation match. Urquidi fell to Matej Stakne from New Mexico State in his first match. The El Paso, Texas native came back to beat Dave Hintz from Washington State in a consolation match.

Bermudez, a freshman from Tucson, Ariz. defeated Luis Ramirez from New Mexico State in his only singles match of the day. Miccini beat Marcus Schleuter from MSU in the second round of consolation singles. All six Wildcats will advance to compete in the third round of consolation singles on Friday.

In doubles action, two Wildcat teams were victorious. Bermudez and Urquidi teamed up to beat Katrein and Vinnie Lodola from Air Force. Chou and Kieren Thompson beat Mike Facey and Ethan Vaughn of UM. Wildcat duo Miccini and Vidaller fell to Wessim Derbel and Femando Sunago from Nevada.

Play will continue on Friday October 21 at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev. For tournament draws visit and for tournament information visit

Singles Round of 64:
George Batrakov (BYU) def. Robin Chou (UA), 6-1, 6-1
Michael Eraso (BYU) def. Andre Vidaller (UA), 6-4, 6-1
Marc Westgate (NMSU) def. Kieren Thompson (UA), 6-2, 6-2

Matej Stakne (NMSU) def. Mario Urquidi (UA), 6-1, 6-3

Consolation Singles 2nd Round:
Robin Chou (UA) def. Philip Hignojosa (UNR), 6-3, 6-2
Kieren Thompson (UA) def. Nate Gross (ISU), 6-4, 6-2
Andre Vidaller (UA) def. Dan Buckingham (ISU), 6-1, 6-0
Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Dave Hintze (WSU), 6-1, 6-0
Carlos Bermudez (UA) def. Luis Ramirez (NMSU), 6-1, 7-6
Giacomo Miccini (UA) def. Marcus Schleuter (MSU), 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Round of 32:
Wessim Derbel/Femando Sunago (UNR) def. Giacomo Miccini/Andre Vidaller (UA), 8-2

Consolation Doubles 2nd Round:
Carlos Bermudez/Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Stephen Katrein/Vinnie Lodola (AFA), 8-4
Robin Chou/Kieren Thompson (UA) def. Mike Facey/Ethan Vaughn (UM), 9-7
Giacomo Miccini/Andre Vidaller (UA) vs Dan Buckingham/Nate Gross (ISU), No Result

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