Men’s tennis heads east for ITA Regionals
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Russell Vannozzi
Men’s tennis heads east for ITA Regionals

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Four days after returning from the Louisville Invitational, the Lipscomb’s men’s tennis team is back in action. The Bisons are set to compete in the ITA Ohio Valley Regional, which begins on Thursday in Knoxville.

Alejandro Manzanares, Victor Chaw, Daniel Cardenas and Jorge Ortegon will represent Lipscomb in the 128-player tournament. Mazanares is fresh off a 4-1 showing in singles at Louisville, while Ortegon and Cardenas won the “B” flight doubles bracket.

Matches will begin each day at 7 a.m. central time and the singles and doubles champions will advance to the ITA National Fall Championships (Nov. 1-5) in Indian Wells, California.


ITA Ohio Valley Regional information

Dates: Thursday-Monday (Oct. 19-23)

Location: Goodfriend Tennis Center and Knoxville Racquet Club (Knoxville, TN)

Admission: Free

Participating teams: Lipscomb, Tennessee, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Dayton, Purdue, Ball State, Vanderbilt, Wright State, Louisville, UT-Chattanooga and Indiana, among others.

Divisions: Doubles Main, Singles Main, Consolation


Singles (Thursday, Oct. 19):

Ali Mooraj (Purdue) vs. Alejandro Manzanares (LIP) 9:00 am CT

Daniel Cardenas vs. No. 22 seed Jake Stefanik (UK) 10:30 am CT

Luca Wiedenmann (UTK) vs. Victor Chaw (LIP) 12 pm CT

Jorge Ortegon (LIP) vs. Ciro Lampasas (UL) 1:30 pm CT

Doubles (Thursday, Oct. 19):

David Gonzalez/Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU) vs. Alejandro Manzanares/Victor Chaw (LIP) 7:00 am CT

Daniel Cardenas/Jorge Ortegon (LIP) vs. Austin Hussey Ryotaro Matsumura (UK) 7:30 am CT

For the latest results from the tournament, fans can check out the link provided above. More information will be posted on Twitter (@LipscombMTEN) and a full recap will be posted on when the tournament concludes.