GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Hatters finished day one of competition at the Bedford Cup in Gainesville on Friday. Egor Pahyuskin had the lone win for the Hatters on the day.
Pahyuskin defeated Mario Samson (UCF) 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round. Pahyuskin's second round opponent will be Ravi Patel (USF), who won his first match against Diego Garavito (Bethune-Cookman) 6-4, 6-0.
Erik Halaj was defeated in his match, falling to Tianyu Bao (FGCU) 6-2, 6-0, Laurynas Antropikas fell to Diego Soto (Miami) 6-3, 6-4, and Didrik Berg lost to Guillermode Vilchez (USF) 6-2, 6-4. Cahit Kapukiran won the first set in his match against Juan Carlos Acuna (USF), but ultimately fell 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Halaj, Antropikas, Berg, and Kapukiran will all compete in the consolation bracket, starting Saturday.
In the doubles competition, the team of Antropikas/Pahyuskin fell to Bob Van Overbeek and Gordon Watson (UF) 8-2. The team of Berg/Kapukiran was defeated by Juan Carlos Acuna and Federico Sabogal (USF) 8-2.