La Jolla, Calif. – The Nebraska men’s tennis continued its play at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship on Saturday, with William Gleason and Calvin Mueller advancing to the semifinals.
The duo came out strong in the Round of 16, defeating the UC Davis pair of Constantinos Djakouris and Sam De Vries, 6-2, 6-4. Then, Gleason and Mueller didn’t let up in the quarterfinals, taking down Boston College’s Max Motlagh and Juan Jose Bianchi, 6-3, 6-4.
Gleason and Mueller will face Stanford’s Samir Banerjee and Filip Kolasinski in the semifinals on Sunday, which are set to get underway at 12:30 p.m. CT. In 2022, Nebraska’s Victor Moreno Lozano and Nic Wiedenhorn made it all the way to the semifinals but came up just short.
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 Ross 4-0, 4-0
Round of 64:
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Orlando Vincent/Nathaniel Webster (Ball State) 4-1, 4-1
Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Joseph Corse/Eita Ishikawa 4-2, 4-2
Consolation Round of 64:
Petar Petrovic/Abraham Wojtalik (Ball State) def. Leo Linquet (NEB)/Michael Karr (Butler) 4-1, 5-3
Round of 32:
Bradley Frye/Makk Peter (USC) def. Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) 2-4, 4-1, [7-5]
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Lodewijk Weststrate/Samuel Rubell (USC) 0-4, 4-1, [7-0]
Round of 16:
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Constantinos Djakouris/Sam De Vries (UC Davis) 6-2, 6-4
William Gleason/Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Max Motlagh/Juan Jose Bianchi (Boston College) 6-3, 6-4
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