Oct. 16, 2013
MANSFIELD, Texas - Two Baylor men’s tennis players advanced through the first round of the Futures of Mansfield Men’s $15K main draw Wednesday at the Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield, Texas.
After being delayed two days because of rain, the event resumed Wednesday with the final round of qualifying and the first round of the main draw.
The 38th-ranked Julian Lenz started the day with a win in the final round qualifying win over Canada’s Zachary White in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5. The victory set up a first-round main draw matchup with former Oklahoma Sooner Costin Paval. Lenz continued his winning ways getting past Paval 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2.
Freshman Vince Schneider qualified for the main draw with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Haig Schneiderman in the final round of qualifying. Schneider picked up his second win of the day with a 6-0, 6-3 first-round main draw victory over Vasile-Alexandru Ghilea, who qualified for the main draw because of a player withdrawal.
No. 60 Mate Zsiga beat Ghilea in his final qualification match 6-4, 6-4. In main draw action, Zsiga dropped the first set, 5-7, to Jesus Bandres of Venezuela, but fought back to win the second set 7-6 (9). However, the BU junior’s run ended when Bandres closed out the match with a 6-1 third-set victory.
After winning a wildcard event to get into the main draw, Marko Krickovic’s run at the event was cut short with a first-round loss to Jeff Dadamo 6-3, 6-4.
In doubles, the Baylor pairing of Krickovic and Schneider were unable to get past third-seeded Corrie Edward and Daniel Smethurst, losing 7-5, 5-7, 10-4.
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Both Baylor athletes still competing will be in action Thursday in second round competition. Julian Lenz will face off against sixth-seeded Joshua Milton, while freshman Vince Schneider will play Andrew Harris.
Main Draw First Round:
Julian Lenz def. Costin Paval 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2
Jesus Bandres def. Mate Zsiga 7-5, 6-7(9), 6-1
Vincent Schneider def. Vasile-Alexandru Ghilea 6-0, 6-3
Jeff Dadamo.def. Marko Krickovic’s 6-3, 6-4
For the latest draws and completed scores visit: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men%27s-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100029630