Sept. 21, 2012
WACO, Texas -- Hunter Reese, Jarryd Chaplin and Brandon Fickey each won two matches Friday to advance to the third round of the Baylor HEB Intercollegiate.
Reese, seeded second in singles, opened the fall season for Tennessee by dropping only five games on his way to the round of 16. The sophomore from Kennesaw, Ga., defeated Midwestern State's Luke Joyce in the opening round 6-2, 6-2, and then beat Joel Rubio of UT-San Antonio 6-0, 6-1.
Like Reese, Chaplin and Fickey also cruised ahead with a pair of straight-set wins.
Knoxville-native Fickey got late breaks in both sets of his second-round match en route to a 7-5, 7-5 victory over UTSA's David Kelleher. Chaplin, the serve-and-volley specialist entering his third year at UT, cruised ahead after winning a first-set tiebreaker to beat UT-Pan American's Ricardo Hopker 7-6, 6-1 and reach the third round.
All six Vols competing won their opening round in singles with senior Maryland transfer John Collins winning his Tennessee debut 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 over UTSA's Diego Casa. Collins, Edward Jones and Taylor Patrick all lost their second-round matches, however.
Tennessee also excelled in doubles on opening day with three teams moving into the quarterfinals.
Reese and Collins, the tournament's top seeds, received a bye in the first round and then moved past UT Arlington's Carlos Arbiza and Yauheni Yakaueu 8-2. The Vol duo won the ITA National Summer Circuit Championships last month, but Friday marked their first win in an official match.
Chaplin and Jones, the Vols' solid No. 2 team last season, picked up where they left off with two wins as the fourth-seeded team in the field. Fickey and Patrick won a pair of matches by 8-6 scores to reach the quarterfinals as well.
Baylor HEB Intercollegiate
Round of 64
Hunter Reese (2), UT, def. Luke Joyce, Midwestern State, 6-2, 6-2
Taylor Patrick, UT, def. Kacper Boborykin, Midwestern State, 6-1, 6-0
Brandon Fickey, UT, def. Marius Cirstea, Idaho, 7-6, 6-2
Jarryd Chaplin, UT, def. Mathias Hambach, De Paul, 6-1, 6-0
John Collins, UT, def. Diego Casa, UTSA, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5
Edward Jones, UT, def. Yauheni Yakauleu, UTA, 7-6, 6-3
Round of 32
Reese (2), UT, def. Joel Rubio, UTSA, 6-0, 6-1
Fickey, UT, def. David Kelleher, UTSA, 7-5, 7-5
Chaplin, UT, def. Ricardo Hopker, UTPA, 7-6, 6-1
Alejandro Espejo, Tulsa, def. Collins, UT, 6-4, 6-4
Vasco Valverde, Southern Miss., def. Jones, UT, 6-1, 6-0
Paulo Alvarado, Southern Miss., def. Patrick, UT, 7-6 (9), 5-7, 6-4
Round of 32
John Collins/Hunter Reese (1), UT, bye
Jarryd Chaplin/Edward Jones (4), UT, def. Martin Ayala/Diego Casa, UTSA, 8-2
Brandon Fickey/Taylor Patrick, UT, def. Carl Alberton/Jarred Wynan, ULL, 8-6
Round of 16
Collins/Reese (1), UT, def. Carlos Arbiza/Yauheni Yakaueu, UTA, 8-2
Chaplin/Jones (4), UT, def. Andreas Bjerrehus/Trpimir Kujundzic, Va. Tech, 8-6
Fickey/Patrick, UT, def. Juan Escobar/Brad Marriott, Southern Miss., 8-6
All times Eastern
Round of 16
Hunter Reese (2), UT, vs. Abid Akbar, Idaho, 10:30 a.m.
Brandon Fickey, UT, vs. Trpimir Kujundzic, Va. Tech, 10:30 a.m.
Jarryd Chaplin, UT, vs. Matt Frost, Southern Miss., 10:30 a.m.
Hunter Reese/John Collins (1), UT, vs. Japie De Klerk/Alejandro Espejo, Tulsa, 9 a.m.
Jarryd Chaplin/Edward Jones (4), UT, vs. Abid Akbar/Marius Cirstea, Idaho, 8 a.m.
Brandon Fickey/Taylor Patrick, UT, vs. Marko Krickovic/Robert Verzaal (3), Baylor, 9 a.m.