GODFREY – Dominic Cotrone (USA) and Jordi Arconada (ARG) defeated John Lamble (USA) and Frederick Saba (USA) in the doubles finals at the 18th Annual Lewis and Clark Community College Men’s Pro Tennis Classic on Friday afternoon.
“For the first time playing doubles together, I thought our chemistry worked pretty well,” Cotrone said. “I also won a doubles tournament in Rochester, New York a couple of weeks ago. It’s nice to have back-to-back wins.”
Cotrone and Arconada beat Lamble and Saba, 6-4, 6-4.
Singles quarterfinals led off with American Jared Hiltzik defeating fellow American Gonzales Austin, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
“It was a physical match,” Hiltzik said. “I fought hard, we both fought hard. I was fortunate to come out on top.”
American Michael Mmoh advances to the semi-finals after defeating Ben Mclachlan, of New Zealand, 6-3, 6-1.
“It was a good match. It wasn't as physical as some of the other matches I have played this week. He is tricky to play,” Mmoh said. “He has a lot of surprises when he plays. I played really well and stuck to my game plan and executed it perfectly.”
Tomorrow, Mmoh, of Washington, D.C., plays Evan King, from Chicago, Illinois, in the semi-final round.
“I played him last year. It was a good match. He is a great athlete. Hopefully, I am able to repeat last year’s win,” Mmoh said.
Friday, King defeated Nick Chappell (USA), 6-3, 6-1.
Clay Thompson (USA) defeated Kyle Koch (USA), 7-6, 7-7, 2-4.
Play will continue through the weekend, ending with the championship match on Sunday.
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