Brandon MacDonald had a strong showing on day two of the Tennessee Invitational.
Oct. 13, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Xavier men's tennis team had two duos reach finals of their respective doubles draws and had one individual advance deep into his consolation draw in an otherwise difficult day of results for the squad at the Tennessee Invitational.
Freshman Adam Krull and sophomore Michael Moe picked up an 8-5 victory over Eastern Kentucky's Florian Graskamp and Joao Maio to reach the finals of the White Doubles. They will play Dayton's Colin Bernier and Joshua Malyon for the title tomorrow.
Also reaching a doubles final was senior Brandon MacDonald and freshman Zack Mueck. They beat Andrew Cahn and Marc Shideier (8-6) from Western Michigan to advance to the Orange Doubles Consolation Championship. They square off against Wright State's Myles Harris and Evan Neuman for the championship.
MacDonald also exceled in singles play advancing to the Orange Singles Consolation semifinal. His first match his opponent withdrew due to injury and he followed it with a win (7-6, 4-6, 6-2) over Louisville's Michael Lippens.
Senior Jimmy Roebker, who advanced to the quarterfinals in the Orange Singles Main Draw, lost his match to Tennessee's Mikelis Libietis (6-3, 6-4) to end his individual weekend.
The final day of the Tennessee Invitational begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday.