Schimmelbauer, Doubles Teams Still Alive in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – After the second day of play at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships, the Northern Arizona men's tennis team still has both of their doubles pairs alive in the consolation draw. Junior Patrick Schimmelbauer is also still alive as the only Lumberjack remaining in the singles draw.
The doubles team of Schimmelbauer and sophomore Dominic Bermudez started the Lumberjacks' Day 2 action in the second round of the main draw, but were bounced by the second-seeded Boise State pair of Damian Hume and James Meredith, 8-4. The loss dropped them to the consolation round, where they defeated Andrew Whiting and Lenny Whiting of Utah State, 8-3. Senior Robin Pezzutto and junior Shaun Waters waited all day to play their match, but knocked off Alan Shin and Cesar Torres of Idaho, 8-4 late Thursday night.
Pezzutto was the lone Lumberjack to advance to the second round of the main singles draw in singles at the conclusion of Wednesday's play, but he was defeated by New Mexico's Carl Ho, the sixteenth-seeded player in the tournament, 6-2, 6-2. He suffered his second defeat later in the day, falling to UNLV's Charlie Alvarado in the consolation second round. Schimmelbauer, who was scheduled to play Idaho State's Charles Norman, advanced to tomorrow's third round of the consolation draw after Norman withdrew due to an injury.
Schimmelbauer will pick up play tomorrow against Air Force's Alex Grubbs at 10 a.m. The two Lumberjack doubles teams will look to advance in the consolation draw with matches later in the afternoon.
Northern Arizona Results:
Carl Ho (16) (UNM) def. Robin Pezzutto (NAU), 6-2, 6-2 (Main Draw Second Round)
Charlie Alvarado (UNLV) def. Pezzutto (NAU), 6-2, 7-5 (Consolation Second Round)
Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU) def. Charles Norman (ISU), injury (Consolation Second Round)
Hume/Meredith (2) (BSU) def. Bermudez/Schimmelbauer (NAU), 8-4 (Main Draw Second Round)
Bermudez/Schimmelbauer (NAU) def. Whiting/Whiting (USU), 8-3 (Consolation Second Round)
Pezzutto/Waters (NAU) def. Shin/Torres (UI), 8-4 (Consolation Second Round)