TULSA, Okla. — Juan Lopez earned his third victory in two days at the ITA All-American Championship to highlight Vanderbilt men’s tennis action on Sunday.
The fifth-year transfer advanced to the final round of pre-qualifying at the event with a straight-sets win, with Jeremie Casabon also rallying for a victory in three sets in consolation round action.
Four Commodores—Mitchell Deames, Alexandre Hillhouse, Callum Rendle and Paul Wang—wrapped up three days of play at the Southern Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Sunday as well.
Nathan Cox and Joubert Klopper will make their debuts at the ITA All-American Championship Monday when qualifying-round action gets underway.
ITA All-American Championship
Juan Lopez (Vanderbilt) def. Loren Byers (Penn State), 6-1, 6-1
Enrique Luque Rico (UC Irvine) def. Lopez, 7-5, 6-1
Arthur Craig Pantino (Loyola Marymount) def. Michael Ross (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 7-5
Jeremie Casabon (Vanderbilt) def. Tim Stepanov (California), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Black Draw: Cyrus Mahjoob (Georgia) def. Alexandre Hillhouse (Vanderbilt), 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Silver Draw: Filipe Costa (Georgia) def. Paul Wang (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 6-0
Silver Draw: Drew Broadstreet (UNC-Wilmington) def. Callum Rendle (Vanderbilt) 7-5, 7-6 (5)
Silver Draw: Parker Jacques (Georgia) def. Deames (Vanderbilt) 7-5, 6-3
Red Draw: Coy Simon/Spencer Gray (UNC-Wilmington) def. Mitchell Deames/Wang (Vanderbilt), 8-5
Silver Draw: Robert Bauer/Owen DeMuth (Georgia Tech) def. Hillhouse/Rendle (Vanderbilt), 8-7 (1)