Air Force Men’s Tennis opens day one with ITA Bedford Cup

ACADEMIA USAF, Col. – Air Force Men’s Tennis opened the first day of play at the 2022 ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains this Friday, September 23 at the Air Force Outdoor Intercollegiate Tennis Courts.

Air Force went 7-1 in doubles and 8-7 in singles on the day.

Junior Nick VromanSenior Justin Waldman and freshman Phillip Deaton each won a couple of matches each to advance their draws. Vroman reached the semifinals of tie A with his two wins. Waldman reached the semifinals of tie B with his two wins. Deaton reached the quarterfinals of the C tie with his two wins.

Air Force had three double teams reach the quarterfinals. the duo of Jonathan Mascagni and Arjun Kerstenthe duo of Vroman and Waldman and Deaton and Kyle Garner everything was 2-0.

Day two action resumes tomorrow at 9am.

Air Force Bedford Cup Day One Results

round of 32
Deaton/Garner (AF) def. Masala/Asenov (IU) 7-5
Mascagni/Kersten (AF) def. Applegate/Spina (UU) 6-2
Vroman/Waldman (AF) def. Owen/Chen (BYU) 7-5
Brown/Moore (AF) def. Buckland/Sitar (MSU) 6-3

round of 16
Deaton/Garner (AF) def. Buxman/Savio (WSU) 6-4
Mascagni/Kersten (AF) def. Zulch/Coutinho (WSU) 6-3
Vroman/Waldman (AF) def. Stipetic/Clarke (NMSU) 6-3
Marouani/Sarap (WSU) def. Brown/Moor (AF) 6-3

Singles A – Lighting Raffle
round of 16
Nick Vroman (AF) def. Mateo Julio (UU) 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Sancho Arbizu (DU) Arjun Kersten (AF) 6-1, 6-4

Nick Vroman (AF) def. Matteo Masala (IU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

West draw
Matej Panik (MSU) def. Arjun Kersten (AF) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 (10-8)

Simple B – Raptor Raffle
Taiyo Kurata (UI) def. Kyle Garner (AF) 6-3, 6-3
Justin Waldman (AF) def. Elyes Marouani (WSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Justin Waldman (AF) def. Charlie Miller (DU) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

West draw
Redd Owen (BYU) def. Kyle Garner (AF) 6-2, 6-2

Simple C – Eagle Draw
round of 32
Phillip Deaton (AF) def. Vassanth Mathan (NMSU) 6-0 (retired, injury)
Luke Wolf (AF) def. Charlie Spina (UU) 6-3, 6-2
Jack Brown (AF) def. Alex Asenov (UI) 6-3, 6-1

round 16
Phillip Deaton (AF) def. Vivek Ramesh (IU) 6-2, 6-2
Michell Johnson (DU) def. Luke Wolf (AF) 6-2, 6-0
Caden Moortgat (BSU) def. Jack Brown (AF) 4-6, 7-6 (13-11), 7-6 (8-6)

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