Oct. 22, 2011
The Arizona Wildcat men’s tennis team wrapped up play today at the ITA Mountain Regionals. After four days of play three Cats had advanced to the quarterfinals and one doubles team had advanced to the semifinals at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
In singles action, two Cats advanced to the finals setting teammates to compete.
Sophomore Mario Urquidi battled Mads Hegelund from New Mexico in the quarterfinals. The El Paso, Texas native dropped the match 6-4, 6-7, 6-0.
Freshman Carlos Bermudez defeated Simon Unger from Washington State in the quarterfinals and went on to beat New Mexico’s Mads Hegelund in the semifinals. The wins put the Tucson local in the singles finals.
In quarterfinal play, Sophomore Giacomo Miccini beat Francis Sargeant from BYU 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. The Recanati, Italy native won his semifinal match by default and advanced to the finals.
To decide the champion of the ITA Mountain Regionals consolation singles the Wildcats will travel back to Tucson where Miccini and Bermudez will battle for the title on their home courts. The team will take a travel day and the match will be played at a later date.
In doubles play, the team of Bermudez and Urquidi competed in the semifinals and went on to win the ITA Mountain Regionals consolation doubles championship.
In the semifinals, the Wildcat duo defeated Othar Kordasachia and Yannick Weihs from DU to advance to the finals. Bermudez and Urquidi won the title by default as Abid Akbar and Jose Bendeck from UI withdrew from the match.
“Overall I am very happy with the tournament,” said head coach Tad Berkowitz. “It’s nice that we are coming away with a title in both singles and doubles.”
The Cats will be back in action on November 11 when they travel to Sarasota, Fla. to compete in the Lakewood Ranch Colligate Invitational.
For ITA Mountain Regional draws visit itatennis.com.
Consolation Singles Quarterfinals:
Mads Hegelund (UNM) def. Mario Urquidi (UA), 6-4, 6-7, 6-0
Carlos Bermudez (UA) def. Simon Unger (UW), Withdraw
Giacomo Miccini (UA) def. Francis Sargeant (BYU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
Consolation Singles Semifinals:
Carlos Bermudez (UA) def. Mads Hegelund (UNM), 6-1, 6-3
Giacomo Miccini (UA) BYE
Consolation Doubles Semifinals:
Carlos Bermudez/Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Orthar Kordasachia/Yannick Weihs (DU), 9-8
Consolation Doubles Finals:
Carlos Bermudez/Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Abid Akbar/Jose Bendeck (UI), Withdraw
Consolation Singles Finals: