Diaz Freire Advances to Quarterfinals

Oct. 20, 2017

ITA Southwest Regional Tournament Central

Gabriel Diaz Freire has advanced to the quarterfinal round at the ITA Southwest Regional hosted by Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. The sophomore defeated Jake Devine of USC, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, before moving past Simon Freund (UCSB), 6-2, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) in the round of 16 on Friday.

Nick Borchenko and Max Kaiser also had successful days on Friday, with both players winning a fourth-round match in the consolation bracket. Borchenko defeated Luiz Leonardo Andreolli (GCU), 6-2, 6-4, while Kaiser knocked off Pepperdine's Dane Esses, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Freshman Ethan Prost, competing in the consolation bracket, defeated Freddie Grant (GCU), 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the third round of singles.

Diaz was also playing in the round of 16 in doubles, but he and Borchenko dropped a decision to Holm/Moreno de Alboran (UCSB), 8-5. Lukas Moenter and Lucas Moreno also fell in doubles play, suffering an 8-3 setback at the hands of Heim/Lopez (UCI) in the main draw.

LMU will continue play at the Southwest Regional on Saturday.




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