Durham, N.C. – Senior Gabriel Diaz Freire and junior Yizhou Liu upset sixth seeded Connor Thompson/Phillip Jordan of South Carolina, 6-2, 6-4, to advance to the elite eight at the ITA Carolina Regional. The duo will compete against No. 3 pair Mac Kinger/Simon Soendergaard of North Carolina tomorrow.
In addition, Diaz Freire competed in the singles draw on Sunday morning and dropped a three-set decision to sixth-seeded Raphael Lambling of South Carolina. The senior took the first set, 6-3, against the Palmetto-series foe but dropped the next two, 6-3, 6-2.
The Tigers will resume doubles action tomorrow at 3:00 pm.
No. 9-16 Diaz Freire/Liu def. No. 6 Thompson/Jordan (South Carolina) – 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Raphael Lambling (South Carolina) def. No. 17-24 Gabriel Diaz Freire – 3-6, 6-3,6-2
Hugh Knapp (UNC Greensboro) def. Mike Agee – 7-5, 6-3
3:00 pm No. 9-16 Freire/Liu vs. No. 3 Kinger/Soendergaard