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Shimamoto and Aycart Capture Doubles Title

ORLANDO, Fla. – In Sunday’s early morning showdown, University of Miami men’s tennis sophomores Pablo Aycart Joya and Tatsuki Shimamoto cruised to an 8-1 victory over Stetson’s Louis Gorregues and Dennis Moses to capture the Flight 2 doubles title at the Bedford Cup.
 
Overall, the tandem went 3-0 over the three-day weekend at the USTA National Campus, hosted by UCF.
 
In singles action, Shimamoto took care of business in the Flight 1 consolation draw picking up two victories on Sunday.
 
In his first match of the afternoon, the sophomore topped South Florida’s Sean Burnette, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.
 
Facing the Bulls’ Tobias Sonne in his final match of the tournament, Shimamoto fell behind early, 0-6, before regrouping in the second set, 6-3. He then outdueled Sonne in the third set tiebreaker, 12-10.
 
In a back-and-forth battle against Moses, Aycart came up short in the third set tiebreaker, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 12-14.
 
Facing FAU’s Ignacio Garcia, freshman Kaya Gore fell, 3-6, 4-6.
 
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Sunday Results
Men’s Doubles Flight 2 – Finals
Aycart/Shimamoto (UM) def. Moses/Gorregues [Stetson], 8-1
 
Men’s Singles – Flight 1 Consolation B Consolation West Draw – Final Rounds
Tatsuki Shimamoto (UM) def. Sean Burnette (USF), 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
Tatsuki Shimamoto (UM) def. Tobias Sonne (USF), 0-6, 6-3, 12-10
 
Men’s Singles – Flight 1 Consolation A Consolation West Draw – Final Rounds
Ignacio Garcia (FAU) def. Kaya Gore (UM), 6-3, 6-4
 
Men’s Singles – Flight 2 Consolation Consolation Northeast Draw – Final Rounds
Dennis Moses (Stetson) def. Pablo Aycart Joya (UM), 7-6 (3), 1-6, 14-12
 
Saturday Results
Men’s Doubles Flight 2 – Semifinals
Aycart/Shimamoto (UM) def. Lynch/Plazas [BCU], 8-7
 
Men’s Singles Flight 1 5/6 – Quarterfinals
Jason Legall (FAU) def. William Grattan-Smith (UM), 6-4, 6-4
 
Men’s Singles – Flight 1 Consolation A East Draw – Final Rounds
Manoel Alencar (UCF) def. Kaya Gore (UM), 7-6, 6-2
 
Men’s Singles – Flight 1 Consolation A East Draw – Final Rounds
Dominik Barton (UNF) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (UM), 6-2, 6-3
 
Men’s Singles Flight 2 – Consolation
Frederico Nani (UNF) def. Pablo Aycart Joya (UM), 6-3, 7-6 (2)
 
Friday Results
Men’s Singles Flight 1 – Round of 32
William Grattan-Smith (UM) def. Richard Thongoana (FSU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Ivan Yatsuk (USF) def. Kaya Gore (UM), 7-6, 6-2
Sergio Gomez-Montesa (USF) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (UM), 6-3, 6-3
 
Men’s Singles Flight 1 – Round of 16
[fifth-seed] Gabriel Decamps def. William Grattan Smith, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)
 
Men’s Singles Flight 2 – Round of 16
Nilo Duarte (UNF) def. Pablo Aycart Joya (UM), 7-5, 6-2
 
Men’s Doubles Flight 1 – Round of 16
Barton/Nani (UNF) def. Grattan-Smith/Gore (UM), 8-4
 
Men’s Doubles Flight 2 – Quarterfinals
Aycart/Shimamoto (UM) def. [second-seed] Sakalauskas/Tebet [FGCU], 8-4