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Shimamoto and Aycart Punch Ticket to Bedford Cup Finals

Shimamoto and Aycart Punch Ticket to Bedford Cup Finals

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team battled on the second day of the Bedford Cup at the UCF Collegiate Tennis Center at the USTA National Campus.
 
Playing in the semifinals of the Flight 2 doubles draw, sophomore’s Tatsuki Shimamoto and Pablo Aycart-Joya bested Bethune Cookman’s Phillip Lynch and Jose Plazas, 8-7, to advance through to the finals.
 
The duo will face the draws No. 1 overall seed, Stetson’s Louis Gorregues and Dennis Moses, with first serve scheduled for 8:30 a.m.
 
In singles, sophomore William Grattan-Smith came up short against FAU’s Jason Legall, 4-6, 4-6, while freshman Kaya Gore fell to UCF’s Manoel Alencar, 6-7, 2-6.
 
Also competing in the singles consolation draw, Shimamoto dropped his match against UNF’s Dominik Barton, 2-6, 3-6, while Aycart lost to Frederico Nani of North Florida, 3-6, 6-7 (2-7).
 
Cameras will be set up on each court, with live video available HERE. The tournament central page can also be accessed HERE.
 
All players are guaranteed at least three singles and two doubles matches, with doubles action set to kick off each day at 8:30 a.m.
 
To keep up with the University of Miami tennis team on social media, follow @CanesMensTennis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
 
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