NCAA Mens Tennis

Huskers Complete First Day at Pac Coast Championships

Huskers Complete First Day at Pac Coast Championships

La Jolla, Calif. – The Nebraska men’s tennis team completed its first full day at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship on Friday, with William Gleason and Calvin Mueller advancing to the round of 16.
Five Huskers are taking part in the tournament, including two pairs. Roni Hietaranta and Shunya Maruyama make up one pair, while Gleason and Mueller make up the other. Leo Linquet was partnered with Butler’s Michael Karr.
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 qualifier to Ball State’s Petar Petrovic and Abraham Wojtalik, 4-1, 5-3. 
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 finish the tournament with a 2-1 record.
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. With a chance to move to the round of 16, Gleason and Mueller defeated USC’s Lodewijk Weststrate and Samuel Rubell, 0-4, 4-1, [7-0].
The round of 16 gets underway on Saturday morning, with Gleason and Mueller set to play at 1 p.m. CT.
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 Qualifier:

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)…

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