Sophomore Tomas Hanzlik, who was the only Penn State player to pick up a win on day one of the UVA Ranked plus One Invitational, highlighted day two as well.
Hanzlik rallied in both of his singles matches yesterday. He started off the day by defeating Ole Miss’ William Kallberg, who is the No. 56 singles player in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. Hanzlik followed that performance up with a victory over North Carolina State’s Sean Weber 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Hanzlik will take on Virginia’s Alex Domijan in the Blue singles final today. Domijan currently sits in the No. 8 slot in the singles rankings.
Freshman Roman Trkulja ended his debut tournament with a 0-3 singles record. Trkulja was eliminated from the Blue singles bracket when he fell to the No. 74-ranked player, Nick Sayer from Radford, in straight sets. Memphis’ David O’Hare also defeated Trkulja in the 13th place bracket.
Senior Bryan Welnetz lost to Danil Zelenkov of George Washington, but rebounded with a win in the 13th place bracket against Louisville’s Michael Lippens in straight sets. Welnetz will take on Radford’s Joe Mills later today for the 13th place title in the White singles draw.
The Nittany Lions did not disappoint in doubles play for a second day in a row.
The No. 28 duo of junior Russell Bader and Trkulja knocked off the NC State team of Thomas Weigel and Rafael Paez, 8-4, to claim the Silver doubles consolation third place title.
Hanzlik and Welnetz earned a third place consolation title as well when they took down the pair of Andrew Gores and Stuart DePaolo from North Carolina. The Tar Heel duo was unable to score one point off of Hanzlik and Welnetz in the Red doubles consolation third place match