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Oct 20, 2019

Freire/Liu Down No. 6 Thompson/Jordan to Advance in ITA Regional Doubles Tournament

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.

Today's Results


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

Moday's Schedule:

3:00 pm No. 9-16 Freire/Liu vs. No. 3 Kinger/Soendergaard