Penn State Heads to Wake Forest Invitational

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Oct. 10, 2013

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -The Penn State men's tennis team travels to the Wake Forest Invitational this weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C. Eight members of the Nittany Lion squad will compete in the invite.

Representing the Nittany Lions will be Russell Bader, Matt Barry, Marc Collado Castells, Alex Fennell, Tomas Hanzlik, Christian Lutschaunig, Michael Reilly and Roman Trkulja.

Hanzlik (Prague, Czech Republic) is 4-2 this year, earning all of his wins at the ITA All-American Championships. Hanzlik started out in the Pre-Qualifying Draw and advanced through four rounds to earn a spot in the Qualifying Draw. Hanzlik will matchup against UNC's Nelson Vick in the first round of the A2 Singles Draw.

Sophomore Matt Barry(Lido Beach, N.Y.) will look to remain unbeaten after a 3-0 start at the Navy All-Conference Tournament. It marks the second straight year that Barry started 3-0. Barry faces Duke's T.J. Pura in the B1 Singles Draw.

Trkulja (Toronto, Canada) has two wins this year, both coming at the Navy All-Conference Tournament. Trkulja was named the Flight Champion at No. 1 singles for his effort. Trkulja takes on UNC Greensboro's Gaston Murray his first B2 Singles Draw match.

Bader (Austin, Texas), Collado Castells (Barcelona, Spain), Fennell (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) and Reilly (Raleigh, N.C.) each picked up a win at the ITA All-Americans.

The senior, Bader, will compete in the A1 Singles Draw, matching up against UNC Wilmington's Ahmet Sarioglu in the first round. 

Freshman Collado Castells faces UNC Greensboro's Cameron Smith in the B1 Singles Draw first round.

Fellow freshman Fennell meets UNC Greensboro's Randy Phillips in an A2 Singles Draw match.

Reilly, a junior, matches up with UNC Wilmington's Zach Hublitz.

Lutschaunig (Richboro, Pa.) claimed a singles win at the Navy All-Conference Tournament. Lutschaunig is in the C1 Singles Draw and goes up against UNC Wilmington's Karan Salwan on Friday.

Bader and Reilly will combine in the A Doubles Draw. 

Fennell and Lutschaunig team up in the B Doubles Draw.  Joining them will be Barry and Trkulja pairing up.

The C Doubles Draw will feature Collado Castells and Hanzlik combining.

Check back to throughout the weekend for coverage of the Wake Forest Invite. Updates will also be available on our Facebook page, Penn State Men's Tennis, and Twitter page, @pennstateMTEN.



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