Oct. 4, 2009
No. 2-seeded Fago defeated No. 8-seeded Gera Boryachinskiy of Clemson 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Later that day, he earned a victory in straight sets over Georgia's Christian Vitulli 6-3, 6-1.
Williams, the No. 5 seed, won his quarterfinal match 6-3, 6-3 over No. 4-seeded Drake Bernstein of Georgia. In the semifinals, Williams beat South Alabama's Lucas Viel 6-2, 6-0.
"Having two players in the finals is great because it's one of the few times as a coach that you can be a spectator and just watch the show," Tennessee head coach Sam Winterbotham said. "And hopefully, Matteo and Rhyne will put on a good show. The great part is that no matter the outcome tomorrow, it will be a win for Tennessee."
In the back draw, redshirt freshman Max Stevens played past Tyler Droll of Furman 7-5, 6-4. He then defeated Virginia Tech's Will Beck 6-4, 6-2. Stevens lost his opening-round match on Saturday but has won three consecutive matches since.
Freshman Edward Jones, who defeated the No. 1 seed Saturday before falling into the back draw, earned a 7-6 (4), 6-0 victory over Virginia Tech's Zach Pine. Jones later lost to Rok Bizjak of Clemson 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles, Fago and Williams lost in the quarterfinals to Mikk Irdoja and Rafael Array of Armstrong Atlantic State.
ITA All-American: Senior Matt Brewer begins qualifiers Monday to earn a spot in the main draw of the annual ITA All-American in Tulsa, Okla. Brewer earned a qualifying position by finishing runner-up in the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships in August.
Juniors John-Patrick Smith and Boris Conkic automatically qualified for the main draw, which begins Thursday.