Men's Tennis Concludes Second Day of Elon Invitational
ELON, N.C. - Senior Thomas Cook remained the only unbeaten Panther in the main draws of the Elon Invitational. Cook won both of his matches on Saturday to advance to the A1 singles final.
Cook will face Elon's Brian Kowalski at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. To get to the final, Cook defeated NC Central's Daniil Gerasimov 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Elon's Stefan Fortmann in the semifinals 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.
Sofiane Chevallier also advanced to a final, the A1 singles consolation draw, after winning two matches on Saturday. Chevallier defeated Georgia Southern's Marco Osorio 6-1, 6-1, before taking down UNC-Asheville's Thomas Panoulas 6-4, 6-0. In the final, Chevallier will face James Madison's Robert Stirling.
In the B1 singles consolation draw, Chinmay Handa lost his first round match 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (12) to UNC-Asheville's John Schubel. Christian Gochnauer also lost his first match on Saturday in the B2 singles draw. He fell to Elon's Dan Sablik 6-2, 6-0.
Both of GSU's doubles teams made it to the consolation finals. In the A1 doubles consolation draw, Cook and Chevallier defeated Kowalski/Kaufman 8-3 to earn a matchup with Georgia Southern Osorio/De Groof. In the B1 doubles draw, Handa and Gochnauer defeated Tennessee Tech's Lima/Jain 8-2 to set-up a final with UNC-Asheville's Panoulas/Swindler.
"I was quite pleased with the way our team competed today," assistant coach Cesar Vargas said. "Everyone showed character and determination out on the court, and I definitely feel like this was a step forward in our preparation for the spring season."
The final matches of the Elon tournament will begin at 9 a.m. ET.