Nittany Lions Finish Day Two at Big Ten Singles Championships
Oct. 27, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Penn State men's tennis team completed the second day of the Big Ten Singles Championships. The tournament is hosted by Purdue. Marc Collado Castells and David Kohan began the day in the main draw Round of 32, while Nika Dolidze competed in the consolation draw.
The tournament continues on Sunday with the consolation Round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals.
After reaching the Round of 32, Collado Castells (Barcelona, Spain) matched up against Northwestern's Fedor Baev, but fell 6-4, 6-2. Collado Castells then moved into the consolation bracket, where he faced Indiana's Michael Sellitto in the consolation Round of 32. After dropping the first set 7-5, Collado Castells won the second set 7-6(5). Sellitto won the tiebreaker set, 10-1.
David Kohan (Sydney, Australia) won his first round match on Friday to advance to meet Michigan State's John Patrick Mullane in the Round of 32. Mullane won the match 6-3, 7-5. In a consolation match, Kohan fell 6-2, 7-6(3) to Indiana's Daniel Bednarczyk.
Freshman Nika Dolidze (Tbilisi, Georgia) took on Wisconsin's Frederik Strabo in the consolation Round of 64. Dolidze earned a straight set win, 6-1, 6-3. In the Round of 32, Dolidze claimed another 6-1, 6-3 victory, this time over Indiana's Matthew McCoy. In Sunday's Round of 16, Dolidze meets Purdue's Mateus Silva.
For more coverage of the Big Ten Singles Championships, visit http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-tennis/2013BigTenSingles.html for the draw brackets. Updates can also be found on the Purdue Men's Tennis twitter page, @PurdueMT.
Please check back to gopsusports.com throughout the weekend for more coverage of the tournament. Results of the Penn State players will be updated on our Facebook page, Penn State Men's Tennis, and Twitter page, @pennstateMTEN.
Round of 32) Collado Castells/Dolidze(PSU) def. Davila/Yee(Indiana), 8-6.
Jalalov/Wikberg(Wisconsin) def. Barry/Kohan(PSU), 8-6.
Round of 16) Baev/Kirchheimer(NW) def. Collado Castells/Dolidze(PSU), 8-5.
Consolation Round of 16) Dierckx/Hagan(Iowa) def. Barry/Kohan(PSU), 8-3.
Round of 64) Marc Kovacs(Purdue) def. Matt Barry(PSU0, 7-5, 6-3.
David Kohan(PSU) def. Ruben Weber(Minnesota), 5-7, 7-6(3), 7-6(2).
Marc Herrmann(Nebraska) def. Nika Dolidze(PSU), 6-4, 6-3.
Marc Collado Castells(PSU) def. Paul Heeder(MSU), 6-0, 6-0.
Round of 32) Fedor Baev(NW) def. Marc Collado Castells(PSU), 6-4, 6-2.
John Patrick Mullane(MSU) def. David Kohan(PSU), 6-3, 7-5.
Consolation Round of 64) Nika Dolidze(PSU) def. Fredrick Strabo(Wisconsin), 6-1, 6-3.
Michael Sellitto(Indiana) def. Marc Collado Castells(PSU), 7-5, 6-7(5), 10-1.
Daniel Bednarczyk(Indiana) def. David Kohan(PSU), 6-2, 7-6(3).
Consolation Round of 32) Nika Dolidze(PSU) def. Matthew McCoy(Indiana), 6-1, 6-3.