Trojans Have Successful Showing At Palmetto Tennis Invitational

Trojans Have Successful Showing At Palmetto Tennis Invitational

Sumter, S.C. - The University of Mount Olive men's tennis team had a successful showing at the Palmetto Tennis Invitational in Sumter, S.C. last weekend as two Trojans claimed the top spot in their singles flights.

Armando Ferreira went 5-0 on the weekend taking the champion title of singles Flight A. Ferreira ended teammate Jack Middleton's run for the title as the two squared off in the quarterfinals. Middleton went 2-1 in singles A.

Martin Moser finished in the quarterfinals of singles flight A going 3-1, while teammate Jose Cortijos Planas went 1-1.

In the singles B flight, Sherzod Akramov finished as No. 1, going a perfect 5-0 as well. Teammates Pablo Safont Ferrer and Jacob Clarke both finished 1-1 in the B flight. 

Alex Meseguer Carce's tournament ended in the quarterfinals of the C flight as he went 1-1 against the competition. Juan Arbelaez fell in the championship match of Flight D going 3-1 in singles action.

In doubles action, the combination of Cortijos Planas and Moser made it all the way to the championship match of doubles flight A. The duo went 3-1 and knocked out teammates Ferreira and Middleton along the way in the semifinals. 

Clarke and Meseguer Carce advanced to the semifinals of doubles flight B before falling.

For a link to the full results click here.

"We are very proud of both teams this weekend!" said head coach Kevin Coghill. "Our team culture is strong and our potential to be successful with continued hard work can be obtained. It was great to see a freshman, Armando, step up and win the A flight! It is a tough, physical tournament and it shows his talent and work ethic. Sherzod had a great weekend too winning the B draw! He is coming off a serious injury that sidelined him for most of last spring and we are very pleased to see him back on the court and playing at a high level. We look forward to continuing to improve every day with these teams."

The Trojans return to action on the court as they travel back to Sumter, S.C. for the ITA Southeast Regional Tournament that runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.