Men's Tennis: Day 1 at FGCU Invitational

Men's Tennis: Day 1 at FGCU Invitational
Ahmed Trikki won his opening round match at the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational Friday. Photo by Bill Kallenberg

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Barry University's Ahmed Triki and Eduardo Alfonzo both won singles matches at the Florida Gulf Coast Fall Invitational Friday.

Triki, a newcomer who had not played in three years, beat Santiago Munoz of the University of Arkansas, 6-3, 6-3, in the Blue singles opening round. Alfonzo was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Florida Atlantic's John Nowak in the Green first round. Triki and Alfonzo both lost their second round matches, however.

Junior Kevin Sielmann won his Gold bracket match, beating FAU's Trey Nickerson, 6-3, 6-3. Bucs freshman Nico Dreer was a 6-2, 6-2 winner in his Gold match against Boston College's AJ Aziz, 6-2, 6-2.

Barry's Leo Vivas fell to FAU's Will Neuner, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4) in the Blue bracket. Bucs teammate Fabian Groetsch lost to FAU's Rich Meade, 6-1, 6-3, in the Blue opening round. Renato Lombardi, another Barry player, dropped a 6-4, 6-3 match to Miami's Gabriel Flores. 

Vivas won a consolation match over Boston College's Kyle Childree, 6-4, 6-4. Groetsch won his consolation match with Arkansas' Hall Fess, 7-5, 6-1. 

Lombardi fell in a three-set consolation round battle to Boston College's Jonathan Raude, 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

Franco Echenique was a first-round loser in the Green Bracket to Miami's Henrique Tsukamoto, 6-3, 6-0. He also dropped his consolation match. 

Alfonzo and Echenique were 8-4 winners over Boston College's Hank Workman and Christian McKean in the Green doubles qualifying round.

Play continues Saturday and Sunday. 


Blue Singles First Round

Blue Singles First Round

Jordi Vives (FGCU)def. Aidian McNulty (BC)—6-1, 6-2

Ahmed Triki (BU) def. Santiago Munoz (UA)—6-3 ,6-3

Will Neuner (FAU) def. Leo Vivas (BU)—6-4, 2-6, 7-6(4)

Jovan Parlic (UA) def. Kyle Childree (BC) – 6-1, 6-1

Rich Meade (FAU) def. Fabian Groetsch (BU)—6-1, 6-3

Phil Nelson (BC) def. Hall Fess (UA)—6-3, 6-4

Tianyu Bao (FGCU) def.  Jonathon Raude (BC) – 7-6 (5), 6-2

Gabriel Flores (UM)def. Renato Lombardi (BU)—6-4, 6-3


Blue Singles Second Round

Jordi Vives (FGCU) def. Ahmed Triki  (BU) – 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Jovan Parlic (UA) def.  Will Neuner  (FAU) – 7-6 (5), 6-3

Phil Nelson (BC) def. Rich Meade (FAU) – 6-1, 6-3

Tianyu Bao (FGCU) def. Gabriel Flores (UM) – 6-4, 6-3


Blue Singles Consolation

Aidian McNulty (BC)def. Santiago Munoz (UA)— 6-4, 3-6, 10-6

Leo Vivas (BU) def. Kyle Childree (BC) – 6-4, 6-4

Fabian Grotesch (BU) def. Hall Fess (UA) – 7-5, 6-1

Jonathan Raude (BC) def. Renato Lombardi (BU) – 6-3, 3-6, 10-6


Green Singles First Round

Chris Barrus (UCF) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) – 7-5, 6-3

Gabe Echevery (FGCU) def. Alexandre Thirouin (BC) – 6-4, 6-4

Luca Vaz (FGCU) def. Robbie Dubuque (FAU)—7-5, 6-4

Henrique Tsukamoto (UM)def. Franco Echenique (BU) -  6-3, 6-0

Eduardo Alfonzo (BU) def.  John Nowak (FAU) — 6-2, 6-1

William Albanese (UM) def. Matt Wagner (BC)—6-2, 6-4

Pete Thomason (UA) def. Hank Workman (BC) 6-2, 7-6(4)

Dean Tsamas (FGCU) def. Reece Acree (UCF) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5


Green Singles Second Round

Chris Barrus (UCF) def. Gabe Echeverry (FGCU) – 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

Henrique Tuskamoto (UM) def. Lucas Vaz (FGCU) – 6-0, 3-6, 6-0

Will Albanese (UM) def. Eduardo Alfonzo (BU) – 6-2, 6-0

Pete Thomason (UA) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) – 7-6 (7), 7-5


Green Singles Consolation

Sean Bacha (FAU) def. Alexandre Thirouin (BC) – 6-7 (7), 6-3, 10-8

Robbie Dubuque (FAU) def. Franco Echenique (BU) – 6-1, 6-3

Matt Wagner (BC) def.  John Nowak (FAU) – 6-3, 6-4

Hank Workman (BC) def. Reece Acree (UCF) – 6-3, 6-1


Gold Singles First Round

Jack Murphy (UM)def. Christian McKean (BC)—6-0,6-4

Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) def.  Stefan Burnett (FAU)—6-2, 6-1


Gold Singles Second Round

Nico Dreer (BU) def. AJ Aziz (BC) – 6-2, 6-2

Bernard Tefel (UM) def. Chris Perrigan (FGCU) – 6-3, 6-1

Kevin Sielmann (BU) def. Trey Nickerson (FAU) – 6-3, 6-3

Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) def. Jack Murphy (UM) – 7-5, 6-4


Blue Doubles Qualifying Round

Parlic/ Thomason (UA) def. Tsukamoto/Tefel (UM) – 9-7

Nelson/McNulty (BC) def. Neuner/ Meade (FAU) – 8-6


Green Doubles Qualifying Round

Alfonzo/Echenique (BU) def. Workman/McKean (BC) – 8-4