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Pair Of Rebels Still Standing At ITA Regional

Oct. 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV saw two singles players win twice each Thursday during the second day of the 2016 ITA Mountain Region Men’s Tennis Championships presented by Oracle and being held here at the Darling Tennis Center.

Still alive and heading to Friday’s quarterfinals are No. 3 seed and 124th-ranked Jakob Amilon, who downed Stefan Cooper of Weber State, 6-4, 6-1, and then Alex Gasson of Denver, 6-4, 7-5.

Alexandr Cozbinov, seeded fourth, got by Enrique Asmar of New Mexico State, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, and then swept Kostya Nesterenko of UNR, 6-2, 6-3, to advance.

Both are still alive in doubles as well as fourth-seeded Amilon and Ruben Alberts downed Utah State’s Austin Bass and Daniel Echeverry, 8-4, and Cozbinov and Courtney Lock fought off Utah’s ninth-seeded Egbert Weverinks and Joe Woolley, 8-6.

Members from 16 western teams are facing off as individuals through Sunday each day in both singles and doubles. This is one of 24 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women taking place over these middle two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country. The singles and doubles champions will advance to the 2016 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 3-6, at the indoor facilities at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing, N.Y.

2016 ITA Mountain Region Men’s Tennis Championships Presented by Oracle
Darling Tennis Center, Las Vegas
Oct. 20

SINGLES MAIN DRAW Round of 32 (17) Joe Woolley (UU) def. (9) Ruben Alberts (UNLV) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 (4) Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) def. Enrique Asmar (NMSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 (17) Ricky Tong (UNM) def. Courtney Lock (UNLV) 6-2, 6-2 (3) #124 Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. (17) Stefan Cooper (WSU) 6-4, 6-1

Round of 16 (4) Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) def. Kostya Nesterenko (UNR) 6-2, 6-3 (3) #124 Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. (9) Alex Gasson (DU) 6-4, 7-5

SINGLES CONSOLATION DRAW David Nguyen (NAU) def. Peter Horvath (UNLV) 6-2, 6-2 Max Korkh (MONT) def. Charlie Croxford (UNLV) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) Mile Cilic (UNR) def. Kevin Chau (UNLV) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)

DOUBLES MAIN DRAW Round of 32 Azat Hankvilyen/Santiago Sierra (UU) def. (9) Adam Gage-Brown/Evaldo Neto (UNLV) 8-6 (9) Mark Kovacs/Carlos Neto (IDAHO) def. Charlie Croxford//Richard Solberg (UNLV) 8-5 Alexandr Cozbinov/Courtney Lock (UNLV) def. (9) Egbert Weverinks/Joe Woolley (UU) 8-6 (4) Jakob Amilon/Ruben Alberts (UNLV) def. Austin Bass/Daniel Echeverry (USU) 8-4



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