Rice Has Three Advance in ITA Regional Consolations

Peter Frank was on of three Rice players to advance in the consolation draw at the ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 22, 2011

ITA Regional Draws and Results

COLLEGE STATION - Rice University's Philipp Seifert, Peter Frank and Jonathan Chang advanced Saturday to the consolation draw quarterfinals at the ITA Regional Championship taking place at Texas A&M.

In the main draw on Saturday, Rice's Harry Fowler posted a 6-4, 6-4 win over SMU's Pablo Perez but fell in the tournament's quarterfinals to Texas A&M's Jackson Withrow 6-1, 6-4. Also in the main draw, Isamu Tachibana suffered a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Baylor's Lars Behlan, the tournament's No. 9 seed.

On Sunday, Seifert will play Texas-Arlington's David Subirats and Frank takes on Texas' Chris Camilone while Chang faces SMU's Arturs Kazijevs.

Seifert moved on by beating Baylor's Robert Verzaal 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 then knocking off Texas-Pan American's Ricardo Hopker 6-3, 6-1. Frank advanced by beating Texas A&M's Beau Blackshear 6-2, 6-1 and UTA's Nicholas Moreno 6-3, 6-3. Chang knocked off UTA's Jason Lateko 6-1, 6-1 before claiming a 6-2, 6-3 win against UTPA's Sebastian Job 6-2, 6-3.

Also in consolation play, Leif Berger dropped a 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 match to Lamar's Rob Lee.

In the main doubles draw, Michael Nusslein and Harry Fowler fell to Texas A&M team of Jeremy Efferding and Colin Hoover 8-6. Chang and Tachibana lost an 8-5 decision to Texas' Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead.





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