WICHITA, Kan.- The Wichita State men’s tennis team will travel to Tulsa, Okla. for the ITA Central Region Championships, Oct. 17-21 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Jocelyn Devilliers will start play in the qualifying bracket on Thursday to try and earn one of the final eight spots that is open in the main draw.
The Shockers are coming off two dual match victories over Newman (7-0) and Oral Roberts (6-1) on Fri., Oct. 11.
Against Newman, Ilija Cuic and Tin Ostojic Nei defeated Dos Santos and Freddy Sanchez, 8-2 and Guillermo Nicol and Tomislav Gregurovic took down Evgeniy Kim and Max Pyle, 8-4 to capture the doubles point for Wichita State. Jocelyn Devilliers and Ibian Hodgson also won in doubles play, defeating Miguel Bendito and Jeff Wherritt, 8-2.
In singles play, Gregurovic was first off the courts at the No. 4 position, defeating Max Pyle, 6-0, 6-1. Then, Devilliers defeated Miguel Bendito, 6-1, 6-0 before Hodgson clinched the match for the Shockers by taking down Jeff Wherritt, 6-1, 6-1. Nicol, Ostojic and Cuic also picked up singles victories.
The Shockers fell behind early in the next match against Oral, as they dropped the doubles point by losing two-out-of-three matches. Nicol and Gregurovic picked up Wichita State’s lone doubles victory in the match, defeating Parker Allen and Cole Guy, 8-0.
Wichita State regrouped in singles play however and did not drop a set in any match. Ibian Hodgson clinched the match by defeating Braxton Bates, 6-2, 6-2.
Devilliers will take on Jason Mechali of Oral Roberts on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. Results will be posted on GoShockers.com following the completion of play.