Sept. 25, 2010
WACO, Texas - Auburn men's tennis' Lucas Lopasso and Tim Hewitt advanced on day two of the HEB Baylor Invitational at the Baylor Tennis Center. Lopasso reached the semifinals in singles competition, while the pair advanced to finals in doubles play.
"It was another long day for Lucas (Lopasso) and Tim (Hewitt)," associate head coach Gabor Pelva said. "I'm very proud of them both; especially Lucas who had four matches today. Both are looking forward to tomorrow's competition and it was another great day for the Auburn Tigers."
Lopasso reached the semifinals of the singles B draw for Auburn, tallying two wins on the day. The Santa Barbara D'oeste, Brazil, product opened the day with a two-set (6-4, 6-4) win over New Mexico State's Felipe Frattini.
Lopasso then followed with a tough, three-set battle with Texas A&M's Austin Klores. Lopasso took the first set, 6-0, but Klores came back to take the second set by a score of 6-4. The two battled in the final set and locked the score at six games apiece. Lopasso, however, was victorious in the end and took the 7-6 win.
The duo of Lopasso and Hewitt reached the finals of doubles B draw after picking up two wins on the day. The pair kicked off competition with an 8-3 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Aurelien Tave and Matt Westermoreland. They concluded the second day play with a 9-7 victory over New Mexico State's Frattini and Orlandoo Superlano.
Lopasso is set to face Texas A&M's Daniel Brown in the singles B draw semifinals Sunday morning, while the pair will take on TCU's Soren Goritzka and Cameron Nash in the doubles B draw final.