Two Knights Advance to Elite Eight at ITA Regionals

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  – Trey Hilderbrand and JC Roddick of the UCF men's tennis team both advanced to the singles main draw elite eight at ITA Southeast Regionals in Gainesville, Florida.
The Knights opened the day going three-for-three in the second round of the singles main draw. Trey Hilderbrand defeated Erik Grevelius from Georgia by a score of 6-3, 6-3 while JC Roddick earned a huge upset over No. 85 Loris Pourray from Florida State, playing as the No. 9 seed in the tournament, with a score of 6-3, 6-4. Bogdan Pavel also picked up a win over Miguel Perez Pena from Georgia in 7-6(2), 6-2. The three Knights moved on to the sweet sixteen later in the day.
Hilderbrand and Roddick then both earned big wins in the sweet sixteen. Hilderbrand topped Andreja Petrovic from Florida State in three sets. Hilderbrand dropped the first set, 4-6, but came back to edge out Petrovic in the final two sets, 7-6(4) and 7-5. Roddick was able to secure the win in two sets over his opponent, Chopra, from Georgia Tech with a score of 6-4, 6-4. With these wins, Hilderbrand and Roddick move on to the elite eight tomorrow.
Pavel also competed in the sweet sixteen, facing Alvaro Fernandez Horta from FAU, but was slightly edged out in the first set and was unable to get the second as he fell by a score of 7-6(6), 6-2.
A pair of Knights then played in the singles backdraw. Cooper White put up a fight against Britton Johnston from Georgia but fell in the first round in 6-3, 4-6, 10-6. Bryan Triana moved on straight to the second round due to a walkover but could not hold on to Hamish Stewart from Georiga as he fell in two sets, 6-2, 7-5.
In the sole doubles action of the day, Lleyton Cronje and Hilderbrand competed in the quarterfinals of the doubles main draw. The pair faced Andres Andrade and Mattias Siimar from Florida, who was playing as the No. 6 seed in the tournament. The Knights kept it close, but were unable get the win as they fell 8-6.

Sunday, Oct. 24 (9:00 a.m. start)
Semifinal Round of Main Draw Doubles
Quarterfinal and Semifinal Rounds of Main Draw Singles
Quarterfinal and Semifinal Rounds of Main Draw Singles Consolation
Monday, Oct. 25 (9:00 a.m. start)
Final Rounds of Main Draw Doubles, Main Draw Singles Consolation and Main Draw Singles

Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals
Andres Andrade/Mattias Siimar (Florida, No. 6) def. Lleyton Cronje/Trey Hilderbrand – 8-6
Singles Main Draw Second Round
Bogdan Pavel def. Miguel Perez Pena (UGA) – 7-6(2), 6-2
Trey Hilderbrand (14) def. Erik Grevelius (UGA) – 6-3, 6-3
JC Roddick def. No. 85 Loris Pourroy (9)( FSU) – 6-3, 6-4 
Singles Main Draw Sweet Sixteen
Trey Hilderbrand def. Andreja Petrovic (FSU) – 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5
JC Roddick def. Keshav Chopra (GT) – 6-4, 6-4
Alvaro Fernandez Horta (FAU) def. Bogdan Pavel – 7-6(6), 6-3
Singles Back Draw Round One
Britton Johnston (UGA) def. Cooper White – 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
Bryan Triana def. Clement Hamel (SU) – wo
Guglielmo Stefanacci (FGCU) def. Lleyton Cronje – wo
Singles Back Draw Round Two
Hamish Stewart (UGA) def. Bryan Triana – 6-2, 7-5

Follow this link to the tournament page for results and draws.

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The Knights will continue play at ITA Regionals in hopes of making the championships on Monday, October 25.
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