By Riley Vance–
Louisville men’s tennis traveled to South Bend, Ind. to compete in the annual Bobby Bayliss Invitational hosted by Notre Dame. The three day tournament concluded Sept. 22 and the Cards headed home with a total of 33 wins.
Within the first day, sophomores Juan Paredes, Alex Wesbrooks, Marcus Sulen and David Mizrahi, along with freshmen Matthew Fung and Randy Wilson all picked up singles wins.
Freshman pair James Bell and Fung captured two doubles wins against Michigan State and Western Michigan.
Junior Tin Chen and Wilson teamed up to secure a doubles victory for the Cards, followed by another win from sophomores Fabien Salle and Sergio Hernandez.
To finish the first day, senior Fredrik Moe and freshman Daniel Fainblum defeated Notre Dame, leaving the Cards with 11 wins.
“I’m very happy with how the guys competed today,” said head coach Rodrigo da Silva. “They played very hard and showed a lot of passion. Most importantly, they played as a team. When one guy wasn’t playing, he was always supporting his teammates. I thought it was a good first day.”
Day two was just as successful boasting an impressive 10 wins.
Wesbrooks, Hernandez, and Chen took the spotlight with two singles wins each.
Wilson, Mizrahi, Fung, and senior Clement Filho put their names on the board, all securing wins for the Cards as well.
The final day consisted of 12 total wins.
Moe, Filho, Chen, Hernandez, Mizrahi, Paredes, Fung, and Bell all won their singles matches.
Bell and Fung, Chen and Wilson and Moe and Fainblum were victorious in their doubles matches.
Wesbrooks was named the Notre Dame Bobby Bayliss Invitational all-tournament team and ended the tournament with a 4-0 singles record.
Men’s tennis will host the Louisville Invitational Oct. 11-13 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
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