Seven Tigers played their way into Sunday at the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational men's tennis event, with two playing in singles flight finals, another in a consolation match, and two doubles pairs meeting in a semifinal.
“It has was another productive day for our team and we saw many positive results," Princeton head coach Billy Pate said. "I was exceptionally pleased with (Augie) Bloom and (Jonathan) Carcione registering a win over Columbia’s top doubles team. All three freshmen have been impressive and are improving daily. It’s great to see Colautti and Yablon in the finals of their respective draws. We hope to finish the tournament strong tomorrow and conclude a great weekend of tennis.”
Two freshmen will play in a main-draw singles final, with Josh Yablon in the Jersey draw and Tom Colautti in the Tiger draw. Classmate Alex Day will have a consolation match in the Pagoda draw.
Princeton is guaranteed an entry in the Orange doubles draw final, but it'll put two Tiger pairs against each other along the way as Augie Bloom and Jonathan Carcione will meet Dan Davies and Zack McCourt in a semifinal match.
The first doubles matches will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with the first singles matches going off at 10 a.m.
A draw updated through Saturday's matches is available at the PDF link on this page.
Jadwin: First round, Alex Hagermoser (Yale) def. Mohamed El Tonbari, 6-5(4), 6-4; Consolation, John Brosens (Georgetown) def. El Tonbari, 6-5(4), ret., inj.
Cordish: Quarterfinal, Marshall Sharp (Penn) def. Dan Davies, 5-6(4), 6-4, 6-4; Consolation, Herman Vasconez (Temple) def. Florin Radu, 6-5(4), 6-3
Jersey: Quarterfinal, Josh Yablon def. Zach Lessen (Penn), 6-5(2), 6-3; Semifinal: Yablon def. Jason Shkodnik (Buffalo), 6-3, 6-0
Lenz: Quarterfinal, Sylvester Wee (Penn) def. Ben Quazzo, 3-6, 6-5(5), 6-3
Nassau: Quarterfinal, Gary Kushnikovich (St. John's) def. Augie Bloom, 6-0, 6-5(5)
Pagoda: Quarterfinal, Eric Rubin (Columbia) def. Jonathan Carcione, 6-4, 6-1; Consolation, Alex Day def. Eric Reyes (St. John's), 3-6, 6-3, 1-0(6)
Tiger: Quarterfinal, Zack McCourt vs. Nick Bybel (Bucknell), 6-5(4), 6-0; Semifinal: Dragos Ignat (Columbia) def. McCourt, 6-5(5), 6-5(1); Quarterfinal: Tom Colautti def. Nikola Kocovic (Penn), 6-5(3), 6-4; Semifinal, Colautti def. Alex Sidney (Cornell), 2-6, 6-5(4), 6-3
Orange: Quarterfinal, Augie Bloom/Jonathan Carcione def. Arvis Berzins/Anaud Valentin (Fairleigh Dickinson), 8-5; Quarterfinal, Dan Davies/Zack McCourt def. Sebastian Ionescu/Ashwin Sharma (Buffalo), 8-2
Jersey: Final, Yablon vs. Hicham Belliksir (Temple)
Pagoda: Consolation, Day vs. Bernardo Casares (Cornell)
Tiger: Final, Colautti vs. Dragos Ignat (Columbia)
Orange: Semifinal, Bloom/Carcione vs. Davies/McCourt