Men's Tennis Has Early Success in ITA Tournament

Manoli Sgorous
Manoli Sgorous

Philadelphia, PA- Philadelphia University senior Manoli Sgouros advanced in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East 'B' Singles Tournament after knocking out Merrimack's Sean Pahler 8-4 in the first round to advance to Sunday's quarterfinals matchup. Other notable finishes included Ryan Christopher defeated Eduardo Maurtua (NYIT) 8-1 and freshman Taylor Dedeke defeated Mike McDonald (POST) 8-2; both wil be joining fellow teammate Sgouros in the quarterfinals.

Sgouros also advanced in 'B' doubles with teammate Christopher 8-4 over NYIT and will compete in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Also, the tandem of Dedeke and junior Josh Greenberg topped Post University by a score of 9-7.

Other results from day 1 of the ITA tournament:

Men's A Singles:

First Round
Juan Arrango-Campo (SNHU) defeated Adrian Torroella-Cruz 6-4, 6-2
Andre Pelligrino (QC) defeated Kyle Burke 6-1, 6-4

Men's A Doubles:

First Round
Anderson/Grabovac (UDC) defeated Burke/Torroella-Cruz 8-2

Men's B Singles:

First Round
Alex Demuth (BU) defeated Josh Greenberg 8-0
Ryan Christopher defeated Eduardo Maurtua (NYIT) 8-1
Taylor Dedeke defeated Mike McDonald (POST) 8-2
Manoli Sgouros defeated Sean Pahler (MER) 8-4


Men's B Doubles:

First Round
Dedeke/Greenberg defeated Amedtoneku/Lewis (POST) 9-7

Second Round
Dobek/Wright (SNHU) defeated Dedeke/Greenberg 8-2
Christopher/Sgouros defeated Marcon/Pecikoza (NYIT) 8-4

 Next round of the ITA tournament is Sunday (9/18) at 9 AM.