Freshman J.P. Smith advanced to the round of 16 in the singles bracket, defeating 76th-ranked Marc Rocafort of Middle Tennessee on the way. But the Australian native???s run ended against seventh-ranked Erling Tveit of Mississippi 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Smith had teamed up with Davey Sandgren in doubles and the duo had advanced to the round of 16 before falling to Mississippi???s Bram ten Berge and Matthias Wellermann 8-4.
The Vols return to action next weekend when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to play in the Crimson Tide Championships.
|ITA Southeast Region ??? Sun, Oct. 21|
|Singles ??? Round of 32|
|No. 108 J.P. Smith (UT) def. No. 76 Marc Rocafort (MT)||6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5|
|No. 90 Will Ward (UK) def. Boris Conkic (UT)||0-6, 6-3, 7-6(1)|
|Tyler Hochwalt (UF) def. No. 84 Chris Racz (UT)||6-0, 7-6(7)|
|Marcus Sundh (UK) def. No. 69 Davey Sandgren (UT)||6-4, 6-4|
|Singles ??? Round of 16|
|No. 7 Erling Tveit (Miss) def. No. 108 J.P. Smith (UT)||4-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|Doubles ??? Round of 16|
|ten Barge/Wellermann (Miss) def. Sandgren/Smith (UT)||8-4|