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Trojan Leads Strong Men's Tennis Performance at Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational
Trojan, in his second season with the Flames, won his first three singles matches to advance to the men's B singles final at the tournament. Opening up competition, he defeated Roman Del Castillo of Howard, 6-1, 6-3 and advanced to the semifinals by downing Chowan College's Darick Gilman 7-5, 6-1. In the semifinals, Trojan locked up with Christopher Newport's Eddie Glidewell in a tightly-played first set, taking it in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5), while the second set was just as highly contested with the junior coming out on top, 7-5, for the victory. In the final, Trojan and Mike Smith of James Madison squared off in another close match with Smith edging Trojan 7-5, 6-4.
Trojan also teamed with Sebastian Pena to take both of their men's B doubles matches on the weekend. In their first match, the pair defeated James Madison's Carlin Campbell and John Snead, 8-6. Later in the weekend, they rolled to an 8-1 victory over Raitis Abolins and Darick Gilman of Chowan.
Also, newcomers Chad Simpson and Luis Olivera continued to be a solid pairing for the Flames as they reached the finals of the men's C doubles. In their first match of the weekend, the two downed Kevin Repper and Dylan Young of Christopher Newport, 8-1. Later, the Liberty pair received a default in the semifinals to move to the finals. In the finals, the duo fell in a close match, 8-5 to Virginia Wesleyan's Eric Caudill and Jeff Zenisek.
Results for the entire weekend are available by clicking here.
The men take a break from tournament play for the next two weekends before returning to action by competing in the Elon Fall Draw. The two-day event gets underway on Oct. 6 and concludes on Oct. 7.