After the first day of the inaugural Jack Kramer Collegiate Club Invitational, three Huskies advanced to the singles quarterfinals while two doubles pairs advanced out of the round of 16. The event, being held at the home club of Jeff Hawke, is in its first year.
Hawke was one of three Huskies to make it to the singles quarterfinals as he outlasted Miami’s Gabriel Flores in a tightly-contested match in the first round, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. He followed up that match with a 6-0; 6-1 victory over SMU’s Tony Russell.
Joining Hawke in the quarterfinals was Max Manthou and Emmett Egger. Manthou easily defeated his first two opponents, winning in straight sets over Tyler Pham (UC-Irvine), 6-3, 6-2, and Teague Hamilton, 6-1, 6-0. Egger also cruised through his first round beating third-seeded Alex Sanders of SMU, 6-3, 6-1 before outlasting Vincent Schneider (Baylor) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.
All three also advanced in doubles action with Egger and Hawke defeating Loyola Marymount’s Felix Van Kann and David Doehring, 8-4 while Viktor Farkas and Max Manthou teamed up for an 8-4 win over UC Santa Barbara’s Jake Johnson and Luke Steeb.
Action continues on Saturday for the Huskies starting at 9 a.m.
Open Singles Round of 16
Emmett Egger d. Vincent Schneider (Baylor), 6-3; 0-6; 6-2
Max Manthou d. Teague Hamilton, 6-1; 6-0
Jeff Hawke d. Tony Russell (SMU), 6-0; 6-1
Tony Lupieri (1) (Baylor) d. Viktor Farkas, 6-2; 6-0
Singles Round of 32
Emmet Egger d. Alex Sanders (3) (SMU) ,6-3; 6-1
Max Manthou d. Tyler Pham (UC-Irvine), 6-3; 6-2
Jeff Hawke D. Gabriel Flores (Miami), 7-5; 2-6; 6-4
Viktor Farkas D. Erik Johnsson (UCSB), 6-4; 3-6; 6-2
Omar Aly (Miami) d. Gal Hakak, 6-4; 6-3
Doubles Round of 16
Gabriel Flores/Diego Soto (Miami) d. Gal Hakak/Wendell Watanabe, 8-3
Emmett Egger/Jeff Hawke d. David Doehring/Felix Van Kann (LMU), 8-4
Viktor Farkas/Max Manthou d. Jake Johnson/Luke Steeb (UCSB), 8-4