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Hurricanes Conclude Action in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A quartet of University of Miami men’s tennis student-athletes concluded the final day of competition Sunday at the Crimson Tide Four-In-The Fall Championships. The three-day event took place at the University of Alabama Tennis Center and Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
 
Battling Memphis’ Marshall Sullivan, freshman Franco Aubone picked up his first collegiate singles win with a 6-3, 6-2 straight set victory.
 
In the Houndstooth Singles Draw, sophomore Tatsuki Shimamoto won his second consecutive match, defeating Alabama’s Sam Fisher in a three-set thriller, 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6).
 
Redshirt junior Dane Dunlap and sophomore William Grattan-Smith both came up short in their matches. Facing Alabama’s Patrick Kaukovalta, Dunlap fell 5-7, 3-6, while Grattan-Smith dropped his match against Akos Kotorman of Tulane, 3-6, 4-6.
 
The Hurricanes are set to return to the court next weekend, Sept. 21-23, when they take part in the South Carolina Fall Invitational in Columbus, S.C.
 
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SUNDAY RESULTS
 
Crimson Singles Draw (Consolation)
Patrick Kaukovalta (Alabama) def. Dane Dunlap (Miami), 7-5, 6-3
Franco Aubone (Miami) def. Marshall Sullivan (Memphis), 6-3, 6-2
 
Houndstooth Singles Draw (Consolation)
Akos Kotorman (Tulane) def. William Grattan-Smith, 6-3, 6-4
Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami) def. Sam Fischer (Alabama), 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)
 
SATURDAY RESULTS
 
Crimson Singles Draw (Consolation)
Dane Dunlap (Miami) def. Luca Wiedenmann (Tennessee), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Karol Paluch (Rice) def. Franco Aubone (Miami), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
 
Houndstooth Singles Draw (Consolation)
William Grattan Smith advances by default and will play Sunday at 10 a.m.
Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami) def. Adam Oscislawski (Rice), 6-2, 6-0
 
Crimson Doubles Draw (Semifinals)
Kotorman/Ruetzel (Tulane) def. Dunlap/Aubone (Miami), 8-3
 
Houndstooth Doubles Draw (Consolation)
Grattan-Smith/Shimamoto (Miami) def. Presson/Wiedenmann (Tennessee), 8-7 (2)
 
Crimson Doubles Draw (Consolation)
Kaukovalta/Roberto (Alabama) def. Dunlap/Aubone (Miami), 8-4
 
Houndstooth Doubles Draw (Consolation)
Abdel-Aziz/Paluch (Rice) def. Grattan-Smith/Shimamoto (Miami), 8-6
 
FRIDAY RESULTS
 
Crimson Singles Draw (Round of 16)
Tim Ruetzel (Tulane) def. Dane Dunlap (Miami), 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
Damian Rodriguez (Princeton) def. Franco Aubone (Miami), 7-5, 6-3
 
Crimson Singles Draw (Consolation)
Dane Dunlap (Miami) def. Marshall Sullivan (Memphis), 6-2, 6-3
Patrick Kaukovalta (Alabama) def. Franco Aubone (Miami), 6-3, 6-3
 
Houndstooth Singles Draw (Round of 16)
Oscar Cutting (Memphis) def. William Grattan-Smith (Miami), 6-1, 6-3
Riccardo Roberto (Alabama) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami), 6-1, 6-3
 
Houndstooth Singles Draw (Consolation)
William Grattan-Smith (Miami) def. Sam Fischer (Alabama), 6-3, 6-3
David Stevenson (Memphis) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
 
Crimson Doubles Draw (Quarterfinals)
Dunlap/Aubone (Miami) def. Story/Sullivan (Memphis), 8-3
 
Houndstooth Doubles Draw (Quarterfinals)
Fischer/Zhou (Alabama) def. Grattan-Smith/Shimamoto (Miami), 8-4