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Men's Tennis

Geller Reaches Round of 16

TULSA, Okla. – Sophomore Axel Geller advanced to the Round of 16 in the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships with a straight-set win over the tournament's third overall seed Friday at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Geller, ranked No. 48 in the ITA preseason poll, defeated the third overall seed and No. 5 player in the ITA preseason rankings in Mississippi State's Giovanni Oradini, 6-3, 6-2, Friday. With the win, the Cardinal sophomore advanced to Saturday's Round of 16. In Thursday's first round, he defeated Texas' Christian Sigsgaard, 6-2, 7-5.
Geller will face Florida's Oliver Crawford, the No. 20 player in the ITA preseason rankings Saturday morning in the Round of 16.
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Freshman Alexandre Rotsaert's run at the ITA All-American Championships came to an end on Friday. He dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to the No. 25 player in the ITA preseason rankings in Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot. Rotsaert won three qualifying matches to earn a spot in the main draw and captured a first-round victory over Wake Forest's Melios Efstathiou (7-5, 6-4) on Thursday.
The week-long event began with qualifying rounds this past Monday and will conclude with the championship match this coming Monday, Oct. 8. 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
Melios 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. Melios Efstathiou (WAKE) 7-5, 6-4
Friday, Oct. 5
Main Draw Second Round:
Axel Geller (STAN) d. Giovanni Oradini (MISST) 6-3, 6-2
Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) d. Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) 6-4, 6-3
Saturday, Oct. 6
Main Draw Round of 16:
Axel Geller (STAN) vs. Oliver Crawford (FLA) - 6:00 a.m. PT