Men's Tennis

Geller, Rotsaert Advance

TULSA, Okla. – Sophomore Axel Geller and freshman Alexandre Rotsaert each won in straight sets Thursday to advance to the second round of the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships.
Geller, ranked No. 48 in the ITA preseason poll, defeated Texas' Christian Sigsgaard, 6-2, 7-5, Thursday to move on to the second round. He will face Mississippi State's Giovanni Oradini, the third overall seed and the No. 5 ranked player in the ITA preseason rankings, on Friday at 7 a.m. PT in the second round. 
Rotsaert downed Wake Forest's Melios Efstathiou, 7-5, 6-4, in Thursday's main draw opening round. He will face Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot, No. 25 in the ITA preseason rankings, in the second round on Friday at 7 a.m. PT.
A live-stream of the main draw is available at http://streamingtennis.com/Tulsa.  
The week-long event, held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the University of Tulsa campus, began with qualifying rounds this past Monday and will conclude with the championship match this coming Monday, Oct. 8. Following second-round action on Friday, the Round of 16 and quarterfinals will be contested on Saturday, with semifinal action Sunday and the championship match Monday.
Monday, Oct. 1
Qualifying Singles First Round:
Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Adam Sanjurjo (ARK) 6-4, 6-4
Menelaos Efstathiou (WAKE) d. Sameer Kumar (STAN) 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-3
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Qualifying Singles Second Round:
Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Leo Telles (TEX) 6-1, 7-5
Qualifying Singles Third Round:
Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Edson Ortiz (ALA) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Qualifying Consolation
Sameer Kumar (STAN) d. Mikayel Khachatryan (EWU) 6-1, 6-3
Thursday, Oct. 4
Main Draw First Round:
Axel Geller (STAN) d. Christian Sigsgaard (TEX) – 6-2, 7-5
Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Menelaos Efstathiou (WAKE) 7-5, 6-4
Friday, Oct. 5
Main Draw Second Round:
Axel Geller (STAN) vs. Giovanni Oradini (MISST) - 7:00 a.m. PT
Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) vs. Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) - 7:00 a.m. PT