Semifinal Bound: Lombardi, Alfonzo Advance at Georgia Tennis Event

Renato Lombardi followed through with a couple wins Saturday to advance to the semifinals. Photo by Joel Auerbach

ATHENS, Ga. -- Barry University sophomores Renato Lombardi and Eduardo Alfonzo each advanced to the semifinals at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships hosted by the University of Georgia Saturday.

Lombardi, of Lausanne, Switzerland, was a 6-3, 7-6 (2) winner over Clemson's Christian Harris in his first match of the day at one of the premier fall men's tennis tournaments in the country. Lombardi also beat Central Florida's Chris Barrus, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the Division III bracket quarterfinals.

Lombardi advanced to Sunday's 11:30 a.m. semifinals.

Barry's Eduardo Alfonzo, a Venezuelan native who graduated from Kaplan High School, authored a straight-sets win over East Tennessee State's Fernando Amon, 6-3, 6-2, in the third round of the Division III bracket. He then beat Central Florida's Inaki Espindola, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarters.

Barry junior Fabian Groetsch fell to Armstrong Atlantic's Pablo Gor in an intense three-set battle in the top bracket. Groetsch won the first set before dropping the final two in a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 second round verdict in the Division I singles bracket.

Groetsch and Ahmed Triki lost to Clemson's Hunter Harrington and Daniel Strawn, 8-3, in the Division I doubles bracket Round of 16.

Barry senior Leo Vivas defeated Murray State's Adam Taylor, 6-4, 6-2, in the Division I consolation. Freshman Franco Echenique beat Kentucky's Panav Jha, 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (9) in the Division II singles consolation. 

The tournament runs through Monday.

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Division I Singles
Round of 32

Rogerio Ribeiro, ETSU def. Alex Christ, Furman, 6-1, 6-0
Pablo Gor, Armstrong def. Fabian Groetsch, Barry, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
[7] Becker O’Shaughnessey, Alabama def. Rayane Djouad, Ga. Southern, 6-1, 6-3
Nick Wood, Georgia def. Hunter Koontz, Va. Tech, 6-4, 6-4
[3] Nathan Pasha, Georgia def. Hayes Brewer, Alabama, 6-3, 6-4
Rhys Johnson, Vandy def. Carlos Benito, Ga. Tech, 7-5, 7-6(3)
[6] Hernus Pieters, Georgia def. Kris Yee, Vandy, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Bruno Tiberti, Ga. Gwinnett def. Sebastian Yllera, ETSU, 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-2
Pedro Scocuglia, Armstrong def. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff, FAU, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
[8] Austin Smith, Georgia def. Dylan Comerford, Winthrop, 7-6(4), 6-4
Beck Pennington, Kentucky def. Juan Pablo Boada, Winthrop, 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
[4] Gonzales Austin, Vandy def. Austin Ansari, Clemson, 7-6(1), 6-4
Rafael Rondino, UAB def. Ryan Smith, Vandy, 7-6(4), 6-2
[5] Hunter Harrington, Clemson def. Shea Thomas, Liberty, 6-2, 6-3
Nikko Madregallejo, Alabama def. Roger Ordeig, ETSU, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
[2] Ben Wagland, Georgia def. Erik Moberg, Ga. Gwinnett, 6-1, 7-6(1)

Round of 16
Rogerio Ribeiro, ETSU def. Pablo Gor, Armstrong
Nick Wood, Georgia def. [7] Becker O’Shaughnessey, Alabama, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
[3] Nathan Pasha, Georgia def. Rhys Johnson, Vandy, 6-2, 6-3
[6] Hernus Pieters, Georgia def. Bruno Tiberti, Ga. Gwinnett, 7-5, 6-3
[8] Austin Smith, Georgia def. Pedro Scocuglia, Armstrong, 6-2, 6-4
[4] Gonzales Austin, Vandy def. Beck Pennington, Kentucky, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
[5] Hunter Harrington, Clemson def. Rafael Rondino, UAB, 6-2, 6-3
[2] Ben Wagland, Georgia def. Nikko Madregallejo, Alabama, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

First Round Consolation
Alex Arovin, Tenn. Tech def. Ryan Lipman, Vandy, w/o
Ratan Gill, Portland def. Dominique Maden, Clemson, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(8)
Oliver Snaider, Mercer def. Markus Kerner, Tennessee, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(9)
Jack Williams, Charlotte def. Zack Lewis, CofC, 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(1)
Will Neuner, FAU def. Vasily Eremeev, Tenn. Tech, 6-1, 6-1
Nathan Debut, Stetson def. Jose Sangroniz, UCF, 6-0, 6-1
Vincent Verpeaux, Lander def. Alejandro Augusto Bueno, Clemson, 2-6, 7-6, 1-0(13)
Alejandro Gomez, Kentucky def. Ahmed Triki, Barry, 7-5, 6-1
Michel Hu Kwo, Portland def. Nils Ellefsen, Kentucky, 6-3, 6-7, 1-0(3)
Oliver Webb, Ga. Southern def. Matt Browne, Furman, 6-7(2), 6-4, 1-0(5)
Matthew Gladstone, UCF def. Jai Corbett, Va. Tech, 6-4, 6-4
Jaan Kononov, Armstrong def. Laurynas Antropikas, Stetson, 7-6, 7-4
Simon Julin, Stetson def. Romain Costamagna, Barry, 6-4, 7-5
Reid deLaubenfels, Portland def. Crescente Lesser, CofC, 6-2, 6-2
Joao Monteiro, Va. Tech def. Jeffrey Offerdahl, Vandy, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(10)
Leo Vivas, Barry def. Adam Taylor, Murray St., 6-4, 6-2

Division II Singles
Round of 32
Andrew Goodwin, Alabama def. David Biosca, ETSU, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Pen Binet, Vandy def. Adam Jonsson, Lander, 6-2, 6-4
Aaron Gomez, Va. Tech def. Peter Nagovnak, Winthrop, 6-3, 6-3
Richard Meade, FAU def. Luke Johnson, Clemson, 7-6(4), 6-2
Stuart Kenyon, Alabama def. Riaan Du Toit, UCF, 6-3, 6-2
Casey Kay, Ga. Tech def. Charlie Ghriskey, CofC, 6-3, 6-4
Suresh Eswaran, Vandy def. Daniel Strawn, Clemson, 6-2, 7-6(4)
Luke Synn, Furman def. Arnav Mohanty, Mercer, 6-1, 6-4
Cole Fiegel, Ga. Tech def. Ignacio Hernandez, Armstrong, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Forrest Edwards, Charlotte def. Yuta Hirokawa, Winthrop, 6-4, 6-0
Arsav Mohanty, Mercer def. Kent Andreasen, Portland, 6-2, 6-4
Rodrigo Encinas, CofC def. Conner Huertas, ETSU, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
Alex Ferrero, Portland def. Anton Kovrigin, Vandy, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
Chris Helliar, UAB def. Florian Nicoud, Va. Tech, 6-4, 6-1
Diego Nunez, ETSU def. Dillon Segur, Liberty, 6-4, 6-3
Jordi Massallé Ferrer, Charlotte def. Anish Sharma, Ga. Tech, 7-5, 7-5

Round of 16
Andrew Goodwin, Alabama def. Pen Binet, Vandy, 6-3, 6-2
Aaron Gomez, Va. Tech def. Richard Meade, FAU, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Casey Kay, Ga. Tech def. Stuart Kenyon, Alabama, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Suresh Eswaran, Vandy def. Luke Synn, Furman, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(1)
Forrest Edwards, Charlotte def. Cole Fiegel, Ga. Tech, 6-1, 6-1
Rodrigo Encinas, CofC def. Arsav Mohanty, Mercer, 6-1, 6-1
Chris Helliar, UAB def. Alex Ferrero, Portland, w/o
Diego Nunez, ETSU def. Jordi Massallé Ferrer, Charlotte, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

First Round Consolation
Gagan Jain, Tenn. Tech def. Max McLean, Murray St., 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(1)
Justin Guay, Portland def. Ollie Lemaitre, Barry, 6-3, 7-6(3)
Tony Kostadinov, Ga. Gwinnett def. Colton Norton, Tennessee, 6-2, 6-2
Paul Polarczyk, USF def. Albert Codina Sala, Ga. Southern, 6-4, 6-4
Jorge Azuero, Liberty def. Nicholas Mitric, Murray St., 6-1, 6-0
Ricardo Pabon, ETSU def. Hernan Hatem, Ga. Gwinnett, 7-6(2), 6-2
Cahit Kapukiran, Stetson def. Jesse Flores, UCF, 6-2, 6-3
Francesc Aulina, UCF def. Robert Dubuque, FAU, 6-3, 6-2
Alberto Esteban, Tenn. Tech def. Aleks Mitric, Murray St., 6-2, 6-0
Juan Sheppard, Furman def. Sunay Bhat, Tennessee, 6-2, 6-1
Nico DeGroof, Ga. Southern def. Carson Greve, Liberty, 6-2, 6-1
Federico Sabogal, USF def. Sean Donohue, Alabama, 6-2, 6-4
Robert Dudley, Clemson def. Chester Espie, Stetson, 6-3, 6-4
Garrett Gordon, CofC def. Evgeny Silitski, Ga. Gwinnett, w/o
Franco Echenique, Barry def. Panav Jha, Kentucky, 3-6, 6-0, 1-0(9)

Division III Singles
Round of 16
Renato Lombardi, Barry def. Christian Harris, Clemson, 6-3, 6-0
Chris Barrus, UCF def. Alon Faiman, CofC, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Everth Dzib, USF def. Reece Acree, UCF, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Fernando Sala Sanchez, Clemson def. Egor Panyushkin, Stetson, 7-5, 6-2
Eduardo Alfonzo, Barry def. Fernando Amon, ETSU, 6-3, 6-2
Inaki Espindola, UCF def. Harrison Heysek, FAU, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1
Alex Calot, Charlotte def. Brent Lett, Clemson, 6-2, 6-2
Egon Samaai, Liberty def. Joao Silva, ETSU, 7-6, 6-1

Quarterfinals
Renato Lombardi, Barry def. Chris Barrus, UCF, 6-3, 6-2
Fernando Sala Sanchez, Clemson def. Everth Dzib, USF, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5
Eduardo Alfonzo, Barry def. Inaki Espindola, UCF, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Alex Calot, Charlotte def. Egon Samaai, Liberty, 6-2, 6-1

First Round Consolation
Connor Knox, ETSU def. Artem Tarasov, Tenn. Tech, 6-1, 6-1
Nicholas Wilson, Va. Tech def. Ryan McMullan, Clemson, 6-0, 6-0
Saxon Buehning, Alabama def. Joao Pagan, Mercer, 6-2, 6-2
Rafael Racy, Ga. Southern def. Colin Edwards, Ga. Tech, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(6)
Mitchell Martell, UAB def. Christian Kerrigan, Ga. Southern, 6-0, 7-6(4)
Stan Vaughan, Liberty def. Umberto Setter, ETSU, 6-3, 6-2
Hans Adrian Riseng, Stetson def. Matt Daly, CofC, 7-5, 6-2
Sean Bacha, FAU def. Paul Luzardo, ETSU, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0( 8)
Donovan McSeveny, UAB def. Austin Emmet, Mercer, 6-0, 6-1
Josh Record, CofC def. Paul Cisti, Charlotte, 6-4, 6-3

Division I Doubles
Round of 16
Hernus Pieters/Ben Wagland, Georgia def. Rayane Djouad/Oliver Webb, Ga. Southern, 8-4
Sean Donohue/Nikko Madregallejo, Alabama def. Nils Ellefsen/Beck Pennington, Kentucky, w/o
David Biosca/Roger Ordeig, ETSU def. Joao Monteiro/Florian Nicoud, Va. Tech, 8-5
Hunter Harrington/Daniel Strawn, Clemson def. Fabian Groetsch/Ahmed Triki, Barry, 8-3
Diego Nunez/Rogerio Ribeiro, ETSU def. Alejandro Gomez/Panav Jha, Kentucky, w/o
Alex Ferrero/Ratan Gill, Portland def. Luke Johnson/Dominique Maden, Clemson, 8-3
Austin Smith/Nick Wood, Georgia def. Adam Jonsson/Vincent Verpeaux, Lander, 8-3
Gonzales Austin/Ryan Lipman, Vandy def. Chris Helliar/Rafael Rondino, UAB, 8-6

Division II Doubles
Round of 16
Tony Kostadinov/Evgeny Silitski, Ga. Gwinnett def. Robert Dudley/Fernando Sala Sanchez, Clemson, 8-5
Rodrigo Encinas/Josh Record, CofC def. Kent Andreasen/Justin Guay, Portland, 8-4
Egon Samaai/Dillon Segur, Liberty def. Anton Kovrigin/Jeffrey Offerdahl, Vandy, 8-3
Saxon Buehning/Stuart Kenyon, Alabama def. Ricardo Pabon/Joao Silva, ETSU, 8-5
Juan Pablo Boada/Yuta Hirokawa, Winthrop def. Conner Huertas/Sebastian Yllera, ETSU, 8-7
Mitchell Martell/Donovan McSeveny, UAB def. Pablo Gor/Ignacio Hernandez, Armstrong, 8-3
Chris Barrus/Reece Acree, UCF def. Vasily Eremeev/Artem Tarasov, Tenn. Tech, 8-7
Arnav Mohanty/Arsav Mohanty, Mercer def. Pen Binet/Suresh Eswaran, Vandy, 8-2

 

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