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Maroon Men’s Tennis Advances Four Individuals and Three Doubles Teams at ITA Regionals Day Two

Alejandro Rodriguez
Alejandro Rodriguez

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The University of Chicago men's tennis team kept up its successful run on the second day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Championships on Saturday. The Maroons now account for four of the eight remaining singles players, and three of the last four doubles pairings.

With nine UChicago singles players still alive in the bracket at the start of the day, it was inevitable that the Maroons would face each other across the net. It happened twice as first-years Alex Guzhva and Joshua Xu each won matchups against their teammates.

A quartet of Maroons went 2-0 to advance to Sunday's quarterfinals – Xu, Guzhva, sophomore Jeremy Yuan and sophomore Alejandro Rodriguez.

Three UChicago doubles teams were seeded in the top 12, and all three moved onto the semifinals with 2-0 records. The biggest win of the day came when Xu and senior Charlie Pei beat the No. 3 seeds from Washington University – St. Louis by an 8-4 score. Top seeds junior Tyler Raclin and Yuan advanced, as did No. 7-seeded juniors Erik Kerrigan and Ninan Kumar.

Singles (Round of 32 and Round of 16)

  • No. 7-seed Jeremy Yuan: Won vs. WashU 6-3, 6-3; Won vs. Case Western Reserve 6-2, 6-4
  • No. 20-seed Joshua Xu: Won vs. Kenyon 6-3, 6-3; Won vs. UChicago 6-3, 6-3
  • No. 22-seed Alejandro Rodriguez: Won vs. Denison 6-4, 6-4; Won vs. WashU 6-0, 6-3
  • Alex Guzhva: Won vs. UChicago 3-6, 6-3, 7-5; Won vs. WashU 7-5, 6-4
  • No. 3-seed Erik Kerrigan: Won vs. DePauw 6-0, 7-6; Lost vs. UChicago 6-3, 6-3
  • No. 16-seed Shramay Dhawan: Won vs. Case Western Reserve 6-4, 6-2; Lost vs. WashU 7-6, 6-1
  • Tyler Raclin: Lost vs. UChicago 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • No. 29-seed Charlie Pei: Lost vs. WashU 6-4, 6-7, 7-5
  • Ninan Kumar: Lost vs. WashU 6-0, retired
  • Arthur Chau (UTR Draw): Won vs. Wooster 6-3, 6-3; Won vs. Case Western Reserve 6-1, 6-2
  • Justin Lee (Consolation Draw): Lost vs. Case Western Reserve 6-0, 2-0, retired

Doubles (Round of 16 and Round of 8)


  • Sunday, Sept. 30 @ 8:00 AM – UChicago at ITA Central Region Championships (at St. Louis, Mo.)