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Miami Wraps Up Play At Gator Fall Invite

Miami Wraps Up Play At Gator Fall Invite

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team concluded its time at the Gator Fall Invite, walking away with 11 wins on the weekend.

Day one started with a matchup against Florida, where the Canes claimed both doubles wins. Vladislav Melnic and Adrien Burdet defeated Nate Bonetto and Aidan Kim, 6-1, while Antonio Prat and Nacho Serra Sanchez took down JanMagnus Johnson and Olek Orlikowski, 6-2.

Heading into singles with the Gators, Prat claimed the 6-1, 6-4 win over Bonetto and Burdet grabbed the win against Orlikowski, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3). Florida backed it up with two singles wins from Johnson over Melnic, 6-1, 6-2, and Tanapatt Nirundorn over Serra Sanchez, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

The Canes then took to the court on day two to face UCF. Once again, Melnic and Burdet teamed up in doubles to defeat Lleyton Cronje and Santiago Giamichelle, 6-4. The Knights answered with a win from Francisco Llanes and Liam Branger against Prat and Serra, 7-6 (9).

Serra Sanchez claimed the Canes’ only singles win with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Branger.

On the final day, Miami grabbed five wins against Clemson. In doubles, Serra Sanchez and Prat took the 6-4 win over Marko Mesarovic and Matt Pitts, while Noa Vukadin and Maxwell Smith defeated Melnic and Burdet, 6-1.

Miami found major success in singles, with all four matchups resulting in victories. Prat took down Vukadin, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, and Burdet delivered a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) win against Mesarovic. Then, Melnic grabbed the 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-2 win over Pitts and Serra Sanchez claimed the win over Trey Stinchcomb, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

The Canes are back in action for the Wake Forest Invitational, running from Nov. 3-5 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

RESULTS

Day One (Florida)

Doubles

Melnic/Burdet (UM) def. Bonetto/Kim (UF) – 6-1

Prat/Serra Sanchez (UM) def. Johnson/Orlikowski (UF) – 6-2

Singles

Antonio Prat (UM) def. Nate Bonetto (UF) – 6-1, 6-4

JanMagnus Johnson (UF) def. Vladislav Melnic (UM) – 6-1, 6-2

Adrien Burdet (UM) def. Olek Orlikowski (UF) – 7-6(3), 7-6(3)

Tanapatt Nirundorn (UF) def. Nacho Serra Sanchez (UM) – 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Day Two (UCF)

Doubles

Melnic/Burdet (Miami) def. Cronje/Giamichelle (UCF) – 6-4

Llanes/Branger (UCF) def. Prat/Serra (Miami) – 7-6 (9)

Singles

Lleyton Cronje (UCF) def. Antonio Prat (UM) – 7-5, 4-6, 6-4

Francisco Llanes (UCF) def. Adrien Burdet (UM) – 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2)

Santiago Giamichelle (UCF) def. Vladislav Melnic (UM) – 6-3, 6-4

Nacho Serra (UM) def. Liam Branger (UCF) – 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Day Three (Clemson)

Doubles

Vukadin/Smith (Clemson) def. Melnic/Burdet (Miami) – 6-1

Serra/Prat (Miami) def. Mesarovic/Pitts (Clemson)– 6-4

Singles

Antonio Prat (Miami) def. Noa Vukadin (Clemson) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Adrien Burdet (Miami) def. Marko Mesarovic (Clemson) – 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

Vladislav Melnic (Miami) def. Matt Pitts (Clemson) – 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-2

Nacho Serra (Miami) def. Trey Stinchcomb (Clemson) – 3-6, 6-4, 7-5