TU's Doubles Team of Santos and Bautista advance to the Round of Eight at the USTA/ITA Central Region
Oct. 19, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis doubles team of Daniel Santos and Carlos Bautista advanced to the round of eight of the USTA/ITA Central Region at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Saturday.
Santos and Bautista defeated No. 5 Matt Frost and Alen Salibasic of Drake 8-6 on Saturday morning and faces another Drake duo Robin Goodman and Ravi Patel on Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Hurricane had three players advancing in the second round of the singles main draw on Friday. Alejandro Espejo and Dylan McCloskey advanced to the third round, but both of them fell in the third round on Saturday.
Espejo defeated Lucas Gerch of Oklahoma State in the second round 6-2, 6-4, but fell to No. 9 Ben Lott of Drake 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3 in the third round.
McCloskey defeated No. 2 Leandro Toledo of Minnesota 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3) in the second round, but fell to No. 9 Frost of Drake 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
Carlos Bautista fell to Patel of Drake 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.
Santos defeated Joe Flanagan of St. Louis 6-2, 6-2 in the singles main draw consolation bracket in the first round and Nic Vincent of SIUE 6-2, 6-3 in the second round on Saturday.
Santos faces Hall Fess of Arkansas at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket.
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Daniel Santos/Carlos Bautista (Tulsa) d. (5) Matt Frost/Alen Salibasic (Drake) 8-6
Main Draw Singles
(5) Alejandro Espejo (Tulsa) d. Lucas Gerch (OSU) 6-2, 6-4
(9) Ben Lott (Drake) d. (5) Alejandro Espejo (Tulsa) 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3
Dylan McCloskey (Tulsa) d. (2) Leandro Toledo (Minn.) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3)
(9) Matt Frost (Drake) d. Dylan McCloskey (Tulsa) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Ravi Patel (Drake) d. (9) Carlos Bautista (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-1
Daniel Santos (Tulsa) d. Joe Flanagan (St. Louis) 6-2, 6-2*
Daniel Santos (Tulsa) d. Nic Vincent (SIUE) 6-2, 6-3*
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