Nov. 3, 2012
AUSITN, Texas – Senior Ben Chen will play in the final of the Singles B Draw tomorrow after winning twice on day two of the UT Invitational at Penick-Allison Tennis Center on Saturday.
Chen advanced to the final after defeating Nick Papac of OU (6-4, 6-3) in the quarterfinal and Cam Tehrani of Marquette (7-5, 6-4) in the semifinal. Chen will face TCU’s Orlando Superlano in the B Draw final at 9:30 a.m. Central.
Play began on Saturday morning with the quarterfinals of the A Draw. No. 99 David Holiner was defeated by No. 6 Costin Paval of Oklahoma in two sets (6-0, 6-1) and No. 42 Soren Hess-Olesen withdrew from his match with OU’s Dane Webb due to injury.
Joey Swaysland lost to Ray Leonard of Ball State in the consolation quarterfinal of the A Draw.
Two Texas doubles teams advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw, both losing to a pair of teams from Oklahoma.
Freshman Andrew Korinek and senior Alex Hilliard defeated OU’s Guillermo Alcorta and Axel Alvarez (8-4) in the quarterfinal for the right to play the nation’s top-ranked doubles team – Costin Paval and Dane Webb of Oklahoma. Paval and Webb defeated Korinek and Hilliard (8-3).
Sophomore Lloyd Glasspool and Joey Swaysland advanced to the semifinal due to an injury withdrawal. Oklahoma’s Peerakit Siributwong and Leonard Stakhovsky defeated Glasspool and Swaysland (8-1) in the semifinal.
“I thought we had some bright performances,” head coach Michael Center said. “Andrew Korinek was really good today, won a couple singles matches and beat a good doubles team from Oklahoma. Some of the younger guys are competing better but we still need to improve in aspects of our doubles play.”
Korinek and Glasspool will meet in the final of the Voluntary A Draw on Sunday.
UT Invitational - Saturday, Nov. 3
Austin, Texas | Penick-Allison Tennis Complex
SINGLES A DRAW
Quarterfinal: No. 6 Costin Paval (OU) def. No. 99 David Holiner (Texas) – 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinal: #5 Dane Webb (OU) def. #4 Soren Hess-Olesen (Texas) – inj.
CONSOLATION – SINGLES A DRAW
Quarterfinal: Ray Leonard (BSU) def. Joey Swaysland (Texas) – 7-5, 6-5, 1-0
VOLUNTARY A DRAW
Quarterfinal: Andrew Korinek (Texas) def. Cliff Morrison (BSU) – 6-2, 6-3
Quarterfinal: Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) def. JT Sundling (TCU) – 6-3, 3-6, 1-0
Quarterfinal: Jacoby Lewis (Texas) Def. Dan Mamalat (Marquette) – 3-6, 6-3, 1-0
Semifinal: Andrew Korinek (Texas) def. Vukasin Teofanovic (Marquette) – 6-4, 7-5
Semifinal: Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) def. Jacoby Lewis (Texas) – Wd (inj.)
Final: Andrew Korinek (Texas) vs. Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) – Sunday
SINGLES B DRAW
Quarterfinal: Ben Chen (Texas) def. Nick Papac (OU) – 6-4, 6-3
Semifinal: Ben Chen (Texas) def. Cham Tehrani (Marquette) – 7-5, 6-4
Final: Ben Chen (Texas) vs. Orlando Superlano (TCU) – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. CT
Quarterfinal: Hilliard/Korinek (Texas) def. Alcorta/Llamas (OU) - 8-4
Semifinal : No. 1 Paval/Webb (OU) def. Hilliard/Korinek (Texas) – 8-3
Semifinal: Siributwong/Stakhovsky (OU) def. Glasspool/Swaysland (Texas) - 8-1