Nashville- Texas Men’s Tennis won five of its six matches, including two in doubles and three of four in singles, on the first day of the Commodore Invitational at the Currey Tennis Center on Friday.
The day opened with doubles East Quarterfinals as juniors Siem Woldeab and Eshan Talluri downed Walker Stearns and Gordon Whitwell Ole Miss, 8-4, in the Green Draw. Meanwhile, senior Nevin Arimilli and junior Evin McDonald defeated Paul Wang and Mitchell Deames of Vanderbilt, 8-5, in the Red Draw.
In the singles East Rounds of 16, No. 98 Woldeab earned his fourth ranked win of the fall by defeating No. 97 Marcus McDaniel of Georgia Tech, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, in Flight A. In Flight B , Arimilli downed Macsen Sisam of Vanderbilt, 6-4, 6-0, while in Flight C, McDonald topped Deames, 6-2, 6-0. The lone defeat of the day went three sets, including a tiebreaker, as Talluri fell in his match against the flight’s 2 seed Marcus Ferreira of Vanderbilt, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2.
Saturday will open with one round of doubles at 9 am CT, followed by two rounds of singles. Live scoring can be found at https://hookem.at/MTN-Stats and live video can be found at https://hookem.at/MTN-Watch.
Tournament Central: https://hookem.at/MTN-CI-Central-22
Saturday: One round of doubles followed by two rounds of singles beginning at 9 am CT
Sunday: One round of doubles followed by one round of singles beginning at 8 am CT
Results – Friday, Sept. 22
Doubles Green Draw East Quarterfinals
Siem Woldeab/Eshan Talluri (UT) def. Walker Stearns/Gordon Whitwell (OM), 8-4
Doubles Red Draw East Quarterfinals
Nevin Arimilli/Evin McDonald (UT) def. Paul Wang/Mitchell Deames (VU), 8-5
Singles Flight A East Round of 16
No.98 Siem Woldeab (UT) def. No. 97 Marcus McDaniel (GT), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Singles Flight B East Round of 16
Nevin Arimilli (UT) def. Macsen Sisam (VU), 6-4, 6-0
Singles Flight C East Round of 16
4 seeds Evin McDonald (UT) def. Mitchell Deames (VU), 6-2, 6-0
2 seed Marcus Ferreira (VU) def. Eshan Talluri (UT), 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2
Schedule – Saturday, Sept. 23
Doubles Green Draw East Semifinals
Siem Woldeab/Eshan Talluri (UT) vs. Marcus Ferreira/Joubert Klopper (VU), 9 am CT
Doubles Red Draw East Semifinals
Nevin Arimilli/Evin McDonald (UT) vs. Andres Martin/Rohan Sachdev (GT), 9 am CT
Singles Flight A East Quarterfinals
No.98 Siem Woldeab (UT) vs. 4 seed No. 91 Nate Bonetto (UF), TBD
Singles Flight B East Quarterfinals
Nevin Arimilli (UT) vs. 2 seed No. 34 Axel Nefve (UF), TBD
Singles Flight C East Quarterfinals
4 seeds Evin McDonald (UT) vs. Lucas Da Silva (SC), TBD
Singles Flight C West Quarterfinals
Eshan Talluri (UT) vs. Gordon Whitwell (OM), TBD