Oct. 19, 2011
Junior Lance Wilhelm and sophomore Alex Grubbs advanced to the second round of the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional Championships Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nev. Wilhelm, ranked 14th, beat Diego Campos of Montana State, 6-1, 7-5, while Grubbs defeated Northern Colorado's Brandon Lupo, 6-3, 7-6.
Freshmen Joey Brandt and Landon Kinsey each lost his first-round match, but won in the first round of the consolation bracket. Brandt advanced when Denver's Max Krammer had to withdraw due to an injury, while Kinsey downed Kenny Dodd of Montana State, 7-5, 6-4.
In doubles action, the team of juniors Stephen Katrein and Vinni Lodolo won its first-round match, beating Dave Hintze and Caio Poitena of Weber State, 8-1. Brandt and sophomore Steven Young lost an exciting, 9-7 match to Conor Berg and Carl Ho from Mountain West rival New Mexico while Wilhelm and freshman Grant Taylor, the 11th-seeded team at the tournament, were upset by Marius Cirstea and Andrew Dobbs of Idaho, 8-5, in the first round.
The tournament continues on Thursday with two rounds of singles and one round of doubles. For updates throughout the tournament, click on the Tournament Website.
First Round Singles
Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Brandon Lupo (UNC), 6-3, 7-6
Lance Wilhelm (AF) def. Diego Campos (MSU), 6-1, 7-5
Wessim Derbel (NEV) def. Grant Taylor (AF), 6-2, 6-1
Fredrik Peterson (USU) def. Vinni Lodolo (AF), 7-6, 6-1
Andre Vidaller (ARIZ) def. Stephen Katrein, 6-1, 6-1
Mario Urquidi (ARIZ) def. Steven Young, 6-0, 6-4
Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Landon Kinsey (AF), 6-2, 6-4
David Doehring (BYU) def. Joey Brandt (AF), 6-3, 6-2
First Round Consolation Singles
Kinsey (AF) def. Kenny Dodd (MSU), 7-5, 6-4
Brandt (AF) def. Max Krammer (DU), withdraw
Filip Fichtel (IDAHO) def. Taylor (AF), 6-1, 6-4
Patrick Shimmelbauer (NAU) def. Lodolo (AF), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Aidan Reid (BSU) def. Katrein (AF), 6-3, 6-2
Andres Coella (ISU) def. Young (AF), 5-2, ret.
First Round Doubles
Stephen Katrein / Vinni Lodolo (AF) def. Dave Hintze / Caio Poitena (WSU), 8-1
Conor Berg / Carl Ho (UNM) def. Joey Brandt / Steven Young (AF), 9-7
Giacomo Miccini / Andre Vidaller (ARIZ) def. Alex Grubbs / Landon Kinsey (AF), 8-5
Marius Cirstea / Andrew Dobbs (IDAHO) def. Lance Wilhelm / Grant Taylor (AF), 8-5
First Round Consolation Doubles
Wilhelm / Taylor (AF) def. Dylan Hansel / Ben Rode (WSU), 8-1
Grubbs / Kinsey (AF) def. Jordan Barlow / Brandon Neilson (USU), withdraw
Ben DeMarois / Andrew Warren (MONT) def. Brandt / Young (AF), 8-5