Three University of Miami men faced ranked singles players at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships at the Ring Tennis Center in Gainesville.
No. 45 Piotr Lomacki, Christian Langmo and Max Andrews each played their way into the singles main draw Round of 16, where they each faced an opponent ranked in the top-90 in the nation.
Lomacki defeated Jose Gracia of Florida State in three sets 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 but lost 6-2, 6-2 to Florida’s No. 86 Elliott Orkin in the Round of 16.
Langmo also played three sets in his Round of 32 matchup, downing Florida’s No. 108 Gordon Watson 7-5, 2-6, 7-5. In Langmo’s Round of 16 match, No. 24 Christopher Eubanks of Georgia Tech won 7-5, 6-3.
Andrews made quick work of Casey Kay of Georgia Tech, defeating the Yellow Jacket 6-4, 6-2 in the Round of 32. Andrews then played an epic round against the top seed in the tournament but ultimately fell 6-2, 7-6 (14-12) to No. 60 Maxx Lipman of Florida.
▪ West Florida 3, Barry 1: The Buccaneers (8-6) finished the South Region Crossover with a 2-1 record after a 12-25, 17-25, 26-24, 18-25 loss to No. 18 West Florida (18-4) at The Coliseum on West Georgia’s campus in Carrollton, Georgia. Jenny Trinidad finished with 19 assists and seven digs, and Brittany Jaco had 21 digs for Barry.
▪ Nova Southeastern 3, West Georgia 2: Needing a momentum shift in their season, the Sharks (13-7) closed out the weekend at the South Region Crossover with a 21-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-13 win over Union (5-14). Dana Holger led the charge by matching her career-high 22 kills for the second time this season. Caitlin Donahue added 11 kills.
▪ Warner 3, St. Thomas 1: For the first time this season in conference play, the Bobcats (18-4, 5-1 The Sun Conference) were not the better team, falling 18-25, 28-26, 21-25, 13-25 to the visiting Royals (12-4, 7-0). It was ninth consecutive victory for the Royals, who took sole possession of first place in the conference. Marisa Markus led the Bobcats with 12 kills and seven digs.
▪ St. Thomas 3, Webber International 1: The Bobcats (8-4, 5-1 TSC) used a second half surge to pull away from the visiting Warriors (3-6-1, 1-4-1). Kris Wilkinson, Fabian Heinrich and Federico Moronell scored for St. Thomas. Goalkeeper Jiayi Wang picked up his fourth victory of the season.
The Nova Southeastern rowing team had an outstanding performance during the Collegiate Four event of the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The NSU four boat finished second overall out of 35 teams, which included other NCAA Division II schools such as, Barry, FIT, Philadelphia University and Franklin Pierce.