Fri. Dec 6th, 2019

Men’s tennis wins Purdue Invitational

By Riley Vance–

Louisville men’s tennis competed in the Purdue Invitational Oct. 4-6 and ended the weekend with a 20-3 overall record.

The players who traveled to Purdue include junior Tin Chen, sophomores Sergio Hernandez and Fabien Salle, and freshman Matthew Fung.

Chen picked up four total singles wins and three doubles wins with partner Fung. Fung accumulated two singles wins.

Hernandez tallied four singles wins and four doubles wins with partner Salle. Salle posted two total singles wins.

“We had good results this weekend,” said UofL head coach Rodrigo da Silva. “We won three out of our five brackets and finished with a 20-3 overall record. Most of all, I am really happy with how the guys competed. They showed a lot passion and poise. We still have more work to do, but I am really excited how they are improving each and every day.”

Hernandez and Chen won flights ‘A’ and ‘B’, and Fung fell in the championship match of the ‘C’ flight, leaving him as runner-up. Doubles partners Hernandez and Salle secured the ‘A’ doubles title, and Chen and Fung ended runner-up in ‘B’ doubles.

After a successful weekend at Purdue, the Cards are preparing for their annual Louisville Invitational Oct. 11-13 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

Last year, Louisville secured the “A” singles title with the help of former player Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff.

Teams such as Austin Peay, Ball State, Bellarmine, Belmont, Chattanooga, Chicago State, East Tennessee State, Eastern Illinois, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee, Toledo and Youngstown State will be traveling to Louisville for the tournament.

There will be A, B, C and D divisions in both singles and doubles.

Players representing Louisville include freshmen James Bell and Randy Wilson; sophomores David Mizrahi, Alex Wesbrooks, and Juan Paredes; and senior Clement Filho.

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