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Sarkar and Russell Advance in Regional Singles

The Lead:  Sumit Sarkar picked up a win over ranked opponent and joined Conrad Russell in advancing to the third round of singles play in the ITA Texas Regional at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco on Saturday.
 
The Details: Sarkar advanced with a straight set win over Baylor's 78th ranked Matias Soto 6-3, 6-4, while Russell also defeated a member of the host team, dropping Constantin Frantzen of Baylor 6-3, 6-3.  Eric Rutledge bounced back from an opening round singles loss to pick up a pair of wins in the consolation bracket.  Rice also saw two doubles teams win their opening matches on Saturday.
 
The Results:
Singles
Sumit Sarkar def. #78 Matias Soto (Baylor) 6-3, 6-4
Conrad Russell def. Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) 6-3, 6-3
Rodrigo Banzer (Texas) def. Jacob Eskeland 6-0, 6-2
 
Consolation Singels
Alejandro Vedri (Texas A&M) def. Ashton Duke  6-1, 6-0
Jan-Simon Vrbski (SMU) def. AJ Valenty  7-5, 6-2
Eric Rutledge  def. Jackson Cobb (Texas Tech) 6-2, 6-1
Eric Rutledge def. Zane Kohrs (Texas Rio Grande Valley) 6-1, 6-3
 
Doubles
Juri Reckow/Joao Ceolin (UTSA) def. Karol Paluch/Adam Oscislawski 8-2
Clement Sarradin/Mateo Schmit: (Texas Rio Grande Valley) def. AJ Valenty/Ashton Duke  8-5
Jacob Eskeland/Conrad Russell  def. Guido Marson/Alejandro Vedri (Texas A&M) 8-2
Eric Rutledge/Sumit Sarkar  def. Yehonatan Kaufman/George Hutchings (Texas Rio Grande Valley) 8-6
 
The Schedule for Sunday:  Action commences at 9 a.m. with the first of two rounds of doubles.  Eskeland and Russell will face No. 4 seeds Mauricio Del Rio and  Guanarteme Nuez of UTA while Rutledge and Sarkar will meet No. 6 seeds Tomas Vaise  and Jan-Simon Vrbsky of SMU.   Singles resumes approximately at noon.  Sarkar will face No. 5 seed Harrison Scott of Texas while Russell will meet Texas Tech's Artem Kapshuk.  Rutledge will battle UTA's Enrique Pardo for a berth in the consolation quarterfinals.
 
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