CARY, NC – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose men’s tennis team enjoyed a successful tournament run at the ITA Carolina Regionals at the Cary Tennis Park. Dusan Milanovic reached the singles final and Milanovic’s double tandem and Max Benson made the semi-finals of the double draw.
Milanovic tallied five singles victories to reach the ITA Carolina Region Championship match with wins over players from Charlotte, North Carolina A&T, NC State, North Carolina, and Duke. He lost to Casey Hoole of South Carolina in the finals. Milanovic became the first Blue Hose men’s tennis player to reach the championship match of the ITA Carolina Regionals. As a result of reaching the championship match, Milanovic qualified for the singles draw at the ITA Fall National Championships in San Diego, California, November 2–6.
Benson recorded a singles win in the main draw. Sebastian Dominguez, Theo Cariovand Xavier Matos all collected wins in the consolation draw.
The doubles team of Benson and Milanovic posted four wins to reach the semifinals. They defeated doubles teams from Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, Duke, and South Carolina to reach the semifinals. They fell in a hard-fought three-set match to a doubles team from Wake Forest in the semifinals. Benson and Milanovic are the first doubles team to reach the semifinals of the ITA Carolina Regionals in program history. Benson and Milanovic are eligible for at-large selection to the doubles draw at the ITA Fall National Championships after advancing to the semifinals. They will find out if they are selected for the double draw at the ITA Fall National Championships on Wednesday, October 26.
David Mamalat, Pedro Cardoso, Daniel MartensCariov, Dominguez, and Matos also competed in the double draw.
Presbyterian is back in action at the Great South Fall Invitational hosted by Gardner-Webb this weekend, Oct. 28-30.
Friday, October 21st
Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Ivan Dreycopp (CLT) 6-3, 6-4
Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Vasil Ivanov (NCAT) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Max Benson (PC) def. Lucas Robin (Citadel) 6-1, 6-1
Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest) def. Max Benson (PC) 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 6-4
Joseph Wayand (NC State) def. Sebastian Dominguez (PC) 6-4, 6-3
Sebastian Pino (NC Central) def. Theo Cariov (PC) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-1
Braden Shick (NC State) won. Xavier Matos (PC) 6-1, 6-1
Sebastian Dominguez (PC) def. Emil Westling (Furman) 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 1-0 (10-8)
Theo Cariov (PC) def. Nicholas Condos (Elon) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5)
Xavier Matos (PC) def. Luka Stefanovic (SC State) 6-1, 6-2
Saturday, October 22nd
Round of 32
Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Robin Catry (NC State) 6-4, 3-6, 6-6 (7-2)
Filippo Moroni (Wake Forest) def. Sebastian Dominguez (PC) 7-6, 6-4
Will Fullett (Wofford) def. Theo Cariov (PC) 6-4, 6-3
Lucas da Silva (South Carolina) def. Xavier Matos (PC) 6-4, 6-4
Max Benson/Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Ivan Dreycopp/Brett Gloria (CLT) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)
Max Benson/Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Victor Putter/Numa Lemieux-Monette (Gardner-Webb) 6-3, 6-4
Steven Mundt/Carlos Berna Ruiz (CCU) def. Xavier Matos/Sebastian Dominguez (PC) 7-5, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
Robin Catry/Luca Staeheli (NC State) def. David Mamalat/Theo Cariov (PC) 6-1, 6-1
Ryuhei Azuma/Spencer Whitaker (Clemson) def. Pedro Cardoso/Daniel Martens (PC) 6-2, 7-5
Sunday, October 23rd
Round of 16
Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Karl Poling (UNC) 6-4, 6-3
Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Braden Shick (NC State) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
Round of 16
Max Benson/Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Pedro Rodenas/Garrett Johns (Duke) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (14-12)
Monday, October 24th
Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Andrew Zhang (Duke) 6-2, 6-3
Max Benson/Dusan Milanovic (PC) def. Jake Beasley/James Story (South Carolina) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (15-13)
Filippo Moroni/Juan Lopez De Azcona (Wake Forest) def. Max Benson/Dusan Milanovic 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Casey Hoole (South Carolina) def. Dusan Milanovic (PC) 6-2, 6-2