Tennessee men's tennis players Boris Conkic and Davey Sandgren advanced to the semifinals in singles Friday on the first day of the UNLV Fall Classic.
Conkic won both of his matches on opening day, defeating Denny Fafek of Fresno State 6-4, 6-2 in the first round. In the second round, the UT freshman got past William Burrows of UNLV 6-2, 6-4.
Sandgren received a the No. 2 seed in the tournament and an automatic berth in the second round. In his only match of the day, Sandgren defeated Tejesvi Veerepalli of Fresno State 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
The two Vols are joined in the semifinals by UNLV's Luca Barlocchi and Elliot Wronski.
Conkic and Sandgren are also playing in the doubles portion of the tournament. The UT duo was given the No. 1 seed in the tournament and will begin play tomorrow in the quarterfinals.
UNLV Fall Classic - Fri., Nov. 2
Singles - Round of 16
Boris Conkic (UT) def. Denny Fafek (FSU) 6-4, 6-2
Singles - Quarterfinals
No. 69 Davey Sandgren (UT) def. Tejesvi Veerepalli (FSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Boris Conkic (UT) def. William Burrows (UNLV) 6-2, 6-4