Canes Dominate Duke James Bonk Invite
CARY, N.C. – University of Miami graduate student Dan Martin took home the overall title at the overall title at the Duke James Bonk Invite in Cary, N.C., Sunday afternoon.
The one-seed in the singles “A” draw and the two-seed in the doubles “A” draw, Martin finished the tournament undefeated in both singles and doubles action, posting a 7-0 overall record. He totaled four singles wins en route to the title and, alongside doubles partner Juan Martin Jalif , tallied a 3-0 doubles mark.
In his first tournament as a Hurricane, freshman Martin Vergara Del Puerto registered a 2-2 record in the singles “A” draw, ultimately finishing in sixth place.
In the “B” draw, freshman Nacho Serra Sanchez posted a fourth-place showing, going 2-2 on the weekend. Jalif and sophomore Martin Katz tied for fifth place as each won their first-round matchup but came up short in the quarterfinals. The duo both rallied to rattle off a pair of victories to tie for fifth.
Freshman Antonio Prat also took home top honors after going undefeated in the “C” draw (3-0), capped by a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Yale’s Walter Oberg in the finals.
Also competing in the “C” draw were fellow Hurricanes fifth-year senior Franco Aubone , sophomore Casper Christensen , graduate student Leonard Bierbaum and freshman Jackson Armistead . Aubone and Christensen tied for third place, while Bierbaum finished fifth overall in the bracket.
Armistead rallied from a first-round loss to make it to the consolation finals, before falling to Indiana’s Kansh Kumar, 5-7, 6-3, 8-10.
In doubles action, the “C” draw pair of Aubone and Christensen returned home with a first-place finish after rattling off three straight victories to clinch the title. The duo of Serra Sanchez and Prat finished in third, while Armistead and Bierbaum worked together to place fourth in the “C” draw.
Katz and Vergara Del Puerto closed out the doubles action for the Hurricanes with a fourth-place finish in the doubles “A” draw.
Dan Martin (1 Seed) – FIRST-PLACE FINISH
R16: Def. Bek Rasmatov (UNCW), 6-4, 6-2
Q: Def. Michael Andre (Indiana), 6-2, 6-4
S: Def. Luke Neal (Yale), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Finals: Def. Andrew Zhang (Duke), 6-3, 7-5
Martin Vergara Del Puerto – SIXTH-PLACE FINISH
R16: Def. Ivan Dreycopp (CLT), 6-3, 6-4
Q: Loss Theo Dean (3 seed) (Yale), 1-6, 6-7(3)
5th Place Bracket: Def. Joaquim Almeida (VCU), 6-3, 6-1
Loss Michael Andre (Indiana), 4-6, 3-6
Martin Katz (1 Seed) – T-FIFTH-PLACE FINISH w/ JUAN
R16: def. Ryan Morgan (VT), 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-0
Q: loss Vasco Prata (CLT), 7-6 (5), 6-3
5th Place Bracket: def. Veljko Krstic (Elon), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-6
Def. Theo Dean (Yale), 2-6, 7-6 (6), 10-5
Nacho Serra Sanchez – FOURTH-PLACE FINISH
R16: def. Trey Mallory (UNCW), 6-3, 7-5
Q: def. Juan Martin Jalif (Miami), 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
S: loss David Innocenti (UNCW), 5-7, 4-6
3rd Place Bracket: loss Vasco Prata (CLT), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-10
Juan Martin Jalif – T-FIFTH-PLACE FINISH w/ MARTIN
R16: def. Jordan Chrysotom (VT), 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
Q: loss Nacho Serra Sanchez (Miami), 1-6, 6-4, 1-6
5th Place Bracket: def. Jake Krug (Duke), 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
Def. Etienne Marty (VCU), 6-1, 6-1
Franco Aubone (1 Seed) – T-THIRD-PLACE FINISH w/ CASPER
Q: def. Juan Lombisano (ETSU), 6-4, 6-2
S: loss Walter Oberg (Yale), 4-6, 3-6
3rd place bracket: def. Coy Simon (CLT), 6-7 (5), 6-1, 10-8
R16: loss Oskar Antinheimo (Elon) 6-2, 4-6, 4-6
CS: def. Sam Kydd Baugartner (VCU), 0-6, 6-3, 10-4
CF: loss Kansh Kumar (Indiana), 5-7, 6-3, 8-10
Casper Christensen – T-THIRD-PLACE FINISH w/ FRANCO
R16: def. Ben Zipay (Elon), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Q: def. Pedro Cressoni (ETSU), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
S: loss Antonio Prat (Miami), 4-6, 6-7 (11)
Def. Sam Kydd Baugartner (VCU), 6-2, 2-6, 10-8
Leo Bierbaum – FIFTH-PLACE FINISH
R16: def. Ekansh Kumar (Indiana), 3-6, 6-2, 3-0 (ret.)
Q: loss Antonio Prat, 1-6, 3-6
5th Place Bracket: def. Pedro Cressoni (ETSU), 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
Def. Juan Lombisano (ETSU), 6-2, 6-4
Antonio Prat (2 Seed) – FIRST-PLACE FINISH
Q: def. Leo Bierbaum (Miami), 6-1, 6-3
S: def. Casper Christensen (Miami), 6-4, 7-6 (11)
F: def. Walter Oberg (Yale), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
DOUBLES A DRAW
Martin Katz/Martin Vergara del Puerto – FOURTH-PLACE FINISH
Q: def. D. Martin/N. Campbell (Elon), 6-3
S: loss A. Dale/Andrew Zhang (Duke), 3-6
3rd Place: loss T. Dean/V. Gogineni (Yale), 5-7
Dan Martin/Juan Martin Jalif (2 seed) – FIRST-PLACE FINISH
Q: def. C. Simon/I. Dreycopp (CLT), 7-5
S: def. T. Dean/V. Gogineni (Yale), 6-3
F: def. A. Dale/Andrew Zhang (Duke), 7-5
DOUBLES C DRAW
Nacho Serra Sanchez/Antonio Prat (1 seed) – THIRD-PLACE FINISH
Q: def. V. Prata/L. Thomson (CLT), 1-1, ret.
S: loss B. Zipay/O. Antinheimo (Elon), 3-6
3rd Place: def. Jackson Armistead/Leo Bierbaum, 6-1
Jackson Armistead/Leo Bierbaum – FOURTH-PLACE FINISH
Q: def. V. Krstic/L. Queiroz (Elon), 6-4
S: loss Franco Aubone/Casper Christensen, 1-6
3rd Place: loss Nacho Serra Shanchez/Antonio Prat, 1-6
Franco Aubone/Casper Christensen (2 seed) – FIRST-PLACE FINISH
Q: def. A. Nagoudi/ J. Lombisano (ETSU), 6-2
S: def. Jackson Armistead/Leo Bierbaum, 6-1
F: def. B. Zipay/O. Antinheimo (Elon), 6-1