LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men's tennis team completed a busy first day of the ITA Mountain Regional Championships with a doubles win by senior Robin Pezzutto and junior Shaun Waters over UNLV's Charlie Alvarado and Willie Sublette, 9-7 in the first round of the consolation draw. That doubles win wrapped up the Lumberjacks' play at the Darling Tennis Center after seven singles matches and three doubles matches.
In the singles main draw, Pezzutto was the only Lumberjack to advance to tomorrow's second round after defeated Brandon Neilson of Utah State in three sets, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. Junior Patrick Schimmelbauer rebounded from his loss in the first round to defeat Air Force's Vinni Lodola, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the consolation first round.
Schimmelbauer and sophomore Dominic Bermudez advanced to the second round of the doubles main draw after knocking off the New Mexico team of Mads Hegelund and Mitch McDaniels, 8-4 in the opening round.
Day 2 of the Mountain Regional Championships picks up tomorrow with Bermudez and Schimmelbauer squaring off against Boise State's Damian Hume and James Meredith, the second-seeded doubles team in the tournament, in the second round of the doubles main draw at 9 a.m. In the second round of the singles main draw, Pezzutto will take on sixteenth-seeded Carl Ho of New Mexico at 11 a.m.
Northern Arizona Results:
Yannick Weihs (11) (DU) def. Shaun Waters (NAU), 6-2, 6-2 (Main Draw First Round)
Jadon Phillips (4) (UNM) def. Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU), 6-1, 6-3 (Main Draw First Round)
Robin Pezzutto (NAU) def. Brandon Neilson (USU), 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 (Main Draw First Round)
Mads Hegelund (UNM) def. Dominic Bermudez (NAU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (Main Draw First Round)
Schimmelbauer (NAU) def. Vinni Lodola (USAFA), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 (Consolation First Round)
Carlos Bermudez (UA) def. Waters (NAU), 6-1, 6-4 (Consolation First Round)
Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Bermudez (NAU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 (Consolation First Round)
Frattini/Westgate (NMSU) def. Waters/Pezzutto (NAU), 8-2 (Main Draw First Round)
Bermudez/Schimmelbauer (NAU) def. Hegelund/McDaniels (UNM), 8-4 (Main Draw First Round)
Pezzutto/Waters (NAU) def. Alvarado/Sublette (UNLV), 9-7 (Consolation First Round)