La Jolla, Calif. – The Nebraska men’s tennis team wrapped up its play at the 134th Pacific Coast Doubles Championship on Sunday afternoon, with the duo of William Gleason and Calvin Mueller finishing as the runners-up in the tournament.
The Huskers entered five players and two doubles pairs, William Gleason and Calvin Mueller, and Roni Hietaranta and Shunya Maruyama. Leo Linquet was partnered with Butler’s Michael Karr.
On Sunday, Gleason and Mueller defeated Stanford’s Samir Banerjee and Filip Kolasinski, 6-4, 6-3. In the finals, they came up just short, losing to San Diego State’s Johannes Seeman and Chikaya Sato, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Gleason and Mueller went 3-0 on the first day of play. In the round of 128, they defeated Leonardo Bravo and William Kellogg, 4-0, 4-1. In the round of 64, they defeated Ball State’s Vincent Orlando and Nathaniel Webster, 4-1, 4-1. Gleason and Mueller defeated USC’s Lodewijk Weststrate and Samuel Rubell, 0-4, 4-1, [7-0] to advance to the round of 16.
On day two, Gleason and Mueller stormed through the round of 16 and quarterfinals to advance, defeating UC Davis’s Constantinos Djakouris and Sam De Vries, 6-2, 6-4, and Boston College’s Max Motlagh and Juan Jose Bianchi, 6-3, 6-4.
Hietaranta and Maruyama performed well out of the gate, picking up a 4-0, 4-0, win over Mitchel Heckmann and Jonathan Ross in the round of 128. The duo continued to advance after a, 4-2, 4-2, win over Joseph Corse and Eita Ishikawa. In the round of 32 they came up just short, falling to USC’s Bradley Frye and Makk Peter, 2-4, 4-1, [7-5]. Hietaranta and Maruyama finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.
Pepperdine’s Maximilian Wuelfing and Eric Hadigian defeated Linquet in the round of 128 on Thursday night, 4-5 (4), 5-3, [7-3]. Linquet and Karr fell in the consolation round of 64 to Ball State’s Petar Petrovic and Abraham Wojtalik, 4-1, 5-3.
The Huskers return to action on Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. CT when they host Omaha at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Full tournament results:
Round of 128:
Maximilian Wuelfing/Eric Hadigan (Pepperdine) def. Leo Linquet (NEB)/Michael Karr (Butler) 4-5 (4), 5-3, [7-3]
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Leonardo Bravo/William Kellogg 4-1, 4-0
Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Mitchell Heckmann/Jonathan…
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