TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Stetson men's tennis team finished the first day of play in the main draw at the ITA Southeast Regional in Tallahassee with one singles victory.
Senior Didrik Berg (Oslo, Norway) picked up the only singles win of the day. He defeated Pedro Wagner of UCF 6-4, 6-3. He will advance to play Gabriel Flores of Miami at 9 a.m on Saturday.
Freshman Simon Julin (Stockholm, Sweden) fell to Victor Mauz of Miami 6-0, 6-3. Julin will move into the consolation draw, where he will take on Dean Tsamas of Florida Gulf Coast at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Freshman Cahit Kapukiran (Izmir, Turkey) lost to Wilfredo Gonzales of Miami 6-3, 6-0. Gonzales is one of the top 16 seeds in the tournament. Kapukiran will move into the consolation draw, where he will play against Amar Hromic of UCF at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
In doubles, the duo of Kapukiran and junior Hans Adrian Riseng (Oslo, Norway) lost their match to Gordon Watson and Billy Federhofer of Florida 8-4. Berg and freshman Laurynas Antropikas (Palanga, Lithuania) lost their match, falling to Ben Wagland and Eric Diaz of Georgia 8-4.
Freshman Egor Panyushkin (Moscow, Russia) and Julin also lost their match, falling to Federico Sabogal and Everth Dzib of South Florida 8-3.