MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- Two Wichita State men's tennis doubles teams moved into the round of 16 in the doubles competition and three individuals moved into the round of 32 in the singles competition at the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships on Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center.
In doubles competition, after receiving a bye in the first round, Alvaro Gutierrez and Matheus Pereira defeated Jonas Diercrx and Matt Hagen of Iowa, 9-7. They will take on Badr Cherradi and Jonny Rigby of Southern Illinois in the round of 16. Tin Ostojic and Erick Reyes will take on Abdul Alawadhi and Tomas Patino of Missouri in the round of 16 after defeating Dusty Boyer and Scott Elsass of Nebraska, 8-4, and Miguel Flores and Bobby Kidera of Saint Louis, 8-4.
Tomislav Gregurovic and Guillermo Nicol were successful in their first doubles match of the day, taking down Andrea Boglic and James Thorp of South Dakota State, 8-3. The pair was unable to make it into the next round however, when Rok Bonin and Leandro Toledo of Minnesota defeated them, 9-7.
In singles play, eight-seeded Matheus Pereira defeated Missouri Valley Conference opponent Ben Mullis of Drake, 6-3, 6-2. Guillermo Nicol defeated Richard Del Nunzio of Oklahoma State, 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5, and Erick Reyes defeated Tristan Jackson of Tulsa, 6-2, 6-1. All three of them will play in the round of 32 on Saturday.
Sophomore Tomislav Gregurovic fell in his singles contest to Rifat Biktyakov of Oklahoma State, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Play will begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. Results will be posted on GoShockers.com following the day's competition.