Oct. 30, 2009
Play ended early because of rain and will resume Saturday morning.
Smith, the No. 2-ranked player in the country, extended his winning streak to 12 matches. He beat Tennessee Tech's Alex Chen 6-1, 6-3 in the first round and then won 6-1, 6-4 over Georiga Southern's Juan Melian-Puigventos.
Brewer improved to 8-4 with his pair of wins. He defeated Vanderbilt's Adam Baker 7-5, 6-1 in the first round. Brewer was leading Evgeny Slesarev 5-7, 6-4, 3-1 when Slesarev retired.
True freshman Edward Jones lost his first-round match to Charlie Jones of Vanderbilt 6-1, 6-3 in the first flight. Senior Davey Sandgren received a bye into the quarterfinals of the second flight but lost to Daniel Moser of UAB 6-4, 6-4.
Redshirt freshman Taylor Patrick won his first match in the fifth bracket over Eric Mattheison 6-4, 6-2. Patrick then lost in the quarterfinals 7-6 (6), 7-5 to Scott Lieberman of Vanderbilt
No Vols competed in doubles Friday because of the weather.
Crimson Tide Fall Invitational
John-Patrick Smith, UT, def. Alex Chen, Tennessee Tech, 6-1, 6-3
Matt Brewer, UT, def. Adam Baker, Vanderbilt, 7-5, 6-1
Charlie Jones, Vanderbilt, def. Edward Jones, UT, 6-1, 6-3
John-Patrick Smith, UT, def. Juan Melian-Puigventos, Ga. Southern, 6-1, 6-4
Matt Brewer, UT, def. Evgeny Slesarev, Garner Webb, 5-7, 6-4, 3-1 ret.
Ricky Doverspike, Alabama, def. Edward Jones, UT, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Daniel Moser, UAB, def. Davey Sandgren, UT, 6-4, 6-4