Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Three Cats Advance to Quarterfinals
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 21, 2011
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Oct. 21, 2011


The Arizona Wildcat men’s tennis team is competing in the 2011 ITA Mountain Regionals held at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev. After three days of play, three players are set to compete in the singles quarterfinals and one doubles team is preparing for a semifinal match.

In singles action, six Wildcats played in the third round and five went on to compete in the fourth round.

Sophomore Giacomo Miccini defeated Landon Kinsey from Air Force, Miccini went on to win his second match against DU’s Othar Kordshia. The Recanati, Italy native will battle Francis Sargeant from BYU at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Freshman Robin Chou beat Joey Brandt from Air Force in the third round. In the fourth round, the Austin, Texas native dropped his game against Francis Sargeant from BYU.

Mario Urquidi, a sophomore from El Paso, Texas, won in both the third and fourth rounds. He will take on Mads Hegelund from New Mexico, Saturday at 10 a.m.

Freshman Carlos Bermudez defeated BSU’s Nathan Sereke in the third round, he went on to defeat Erik Sheldon also from BSU. The Tucson local will play Simon Unger from WSU at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Sophomore Andre Vidaller fell to Mikolaj Caruk from UM for the Cats’ only loss in the third round. Kieren Thompson, a sophomore from Brisbane, Australia, won in the third round but dropped his game to Mikolaj Caruk in the fourth round.

In doubles play, the Cats won one of three matches and will advance one duo to the semifinals. The team of Vidaller and Miccini fell to DU’s Othar Kordaschia and Yannick Weihs. Robin Pezzulo and Shaun Waters from NAU edged the Wildcat duo of Chou and Thompson.

Bermudez and Urquidi teamed up to defeat Ben Gendron and Brandon Lupo from UNC. The Wildcat duo will compete in the semifinals at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Play will resume on Saturday and continue through Sunday at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev. For tournament draws visit and for tournament information visit

Consolation Singles 3rd Round:
Giacomo Miccini (UA) def. Landon Kinsey (AFA), 6-2, 6-2
Robin Chou (UA) def. Joey Brandt (AFA), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Carlos Bermudez (UA) def. Nathan Sereke (BSU), 7-6, 6-2
Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Marius Cirstea (UI), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Kieren Thompson (UA) def. Charlie Alavarado (UNLV), 6-2, Retire
Mikolaj Caruk (UM) def. Andre Vidaller (UA), 6-3, 6-4

Consolation Singles 4th Round:
Giacomo Miccini (UA) def. Othar Kordschia (DU), 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
Francis Sargeant (BYU) def. Robin Chou (UA), 6-2, 6-3
Carlos Bermudez (UA) def. Erik Sheldon (BSU), 6-2, 6-6, 6-3
Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Patrick Shimmelbauer (NAU), 7-6, 6-3
Mikolaj Caruk (UM) def. Kieren Thompson (UA), 6-3, 6-4

Consolation Doubles 3rd Round:
Othar Kordaschia/Yannick Weihs (DU) def. Giacomo Miccini/Andre Vidaller (UA), 2-1
Carlos Bermudez/Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Ben Gendron/Brandon Lupo (UNC), 8-5
Robin Pezzulo/Shaun Waters (NAU) def. Robin Chou/Kieren Thompson (UA), 9-7

Consolation Singles Quarterfinal Matches 10/22:
Carlos Bermudez (UA) vs. Simon Unger (WSU) 10 a.m.
Mario Urquidi (UA) vs. Mads Hegelund (UNM) 10 a.m.
Giacomo Miccini (UA) vs. Francis Sargeant (BYU) 10 a.m.

Consolation Doubles Semifinal Matches 10/22:
Carlos Bermudez/Mario Urquidi (UA) vs. TBD 4 p.m.

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