Former Vol John-Patrick Smith joined Tennys Sandgren in the second round of the Vero Beach (Fla.) Futures with a three-set win Wednesday.
Smith, the No. 2 seed, beat qualifier Eliot Potvin 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 to advance to the second round where he will face Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka. Sandgren plays American Phillip Simmonds next.
In doubles, Smith and former UT All-American Ben Rogers moved on to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Olivier Sojous and Karunuday Singh. They play Clayton Almeida and Josh Zavala today, a team that beat Sandgren and teammate Gregory Ouellette in three sets Wednesday.