ITA Midwest Regionals start in East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Michigan – The first day of the ITA Midwest Regionals began Thursday with the first and second round individual qualifications at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility on the Michigan State University campus.

Six Spartans competed in the draw for the individual qualification on Thursday. Luke Baylis and Jarreau Campbell have each won two games and only have to win one game on Friday to advance to the singles main draw. Eight players from the 53-person qualifying draw advance to the 64-person main draw, which starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday

Baylis opened with a 6-3, 6-0 straight win over Cleveland State’s JuandeDios Abboud. In the second round, Baylis defeated Jameson Corsillo of Notre Dame 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 and faces Leon Huck of DePaul on Friday morning for the right to play in the peloton on Saturday.

Campbell also opened with a straight set win, beating Toledo’s Adam Kovac 6-4, 6-2 before beating Marquette’s Jan Jauch 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Campbell faces DePaul’s Marino Jakic, with the winner moving into the main draw on Saturday.

Reed Crocker used a tiebreak in the second set to defeat Zane Kohrs of Illinois 6: 3, 7: 6 (7) in the first round on Thursday, but fell in the second round against Daniel Nuzhny of Wisconsin with 6: 3, 6 -4.

The qualification in singles continues on Friday, together with the doubles main draw. Links to live statistics and live video are available at msuspartans.com.

MSU results
Individual – First qualifying round draw

Luuk Wassenaar (DePaul) defeated. Josh Portnoy (MSU), 6-0, 6-1
Jarreau Campbell (MSU) defeated. Adam Kovac (Toledo), 6-4, 6-2
Joaquin Caballer (WMU) def. Josh Mukherjee (MSU), 6-0, 6-1
Reed Crocker (MSU) def. Zane Kohrs (Illinois state), 6-3, 7-6 (7)
Antonio Matteo Iaquinto def. Kazuki Matsuno (MSU), 6-1, 6-2
Luke Baylis (MSU) def. JuandeDios Abboud (State of Cleveland), 6-3, 6-0

Individual – Second Qualifying Round Draw
Jarreau Campbell (MSU) defeated. Jan Jauch (Marquette), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) def. Reed Crocker (MSU), 6-3, 6-4
Luke Baylis (MSU) def. Jameson Corsillo (Notre Dame), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

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