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Bernal Advances to Quarterfinals at HBCU National Tennis Championships
Friday, September 20, 2013
Bernal Advances to Quarterfinals at HBCU National Tennis Championships
ATLANTA, Ga.  – Tennessee State sophomore Daniel Bernal advanced to the quarterfinals with a win on day one of the HBCU National Tennis Championships in Atlanta, Ga.
Bernal defeated Howard’s William Jones 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 32 to open the 2013-14 season. The Bogota, Columbia native will face A Flight’s #3 seed Daniil Gerasimov of North Carolina Central at 8:30am on Friday morning. Bernal led a trio of Tigers who picked up wins in their first match. Joe Daniels advanced in his first round in the B Flight, but was stopped by #2 Santiago Lobelo from Bethune-Cookman 6-1, 6-2. Daniels is scheduled for an 11:00am meeting with Kahai Hall of Morehouse.
In the women’s B Flight, Victoria Haynes earned her first win as a Tiger as she stymied Savannah State’s Angela Bonilla 6-1, 6-2. Haynes was eliminated from the competition as she fell to #4 Maame Osei of Howard 6-1, 6-0.
In the men’s C Flight, Jared Asher and Branden McClain were sent to the consolation bracket with opening round losses. Jose Pojasi of Stillman defeated Asher 6-0, 6-4, while Jelffrey Farias, Stillman, dropped McClain 7-6, 6-2. The two Tigers will look to bounce back in the consolation bracket.
Attalah Eiland and Trinity Randolph will try to bring home a consolation title after being defeated in the first round on the women’s C Flight. Brandi Nelson of Xavier (La.) got the best of Eiland 6-1, 6-0, while the #2 seed Elysia Ortiz of FAMU won a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Randolph. Eiland will start her consolation journey with Veronika Kalugina of Stillman at 5:30pm. Randolph has advanced to the semifinals and will have to wait for her opponent and time.
Thursday Results
Men A Flight
Daniel Bernal, TSU defeated William Jones, Howard 6-4, 6-4
Men B Flight
Joe Daniels, TSU defeated Kahai Hall, Morehouse Def (ns)
(2) Santiago Lobelo, Bethune-Cookman defeated Joe Daniels, TSU 6-1, 6-2
Men C Flight
Jose Pojasi, Stillman defeated Jared Asher, TSU 6-0, 6-4
Jelffrey Farias, Stillman defeated Branden McClain, TSU 7-6, 6-2
Women B Flight
Victoria Haynes, TSU defeated Angela Bonilla, Savannah State 6-1, 6-2
(4) Maame Osei, Howard defeated Victoria Haynes, TSU 6-1, 6-0
Women C Flight
Brandi Nelson, Xavier (La.) defeated Attalah Eiland, TSU 6-1, 6-0
(2) Elysia Ortiz, FAMU defeated Trinity Randolph, TSU 6-3, 6-1
Women’s B Doubles
Isabella Cubillos and Marijana Gjogjevska, Bluefield State defeated Victoria Haynes and Trinity Randolph, TSU
Friday’s Matchups
Men A Flight
Daniel Bernal, TSU vs. (3) Daniil Gerasimov, North Carolina Central 8:30am
Men B Flight
Joe Daniels, TSU vs. Kahai Hall, Morehouse 11:00am
Men C Flight
Jared Asher, TSU vs. Bobby Smith, Tuskegee
Branden McClain, TSU vs. James Jackson, Prairie View A&M
Women C Flight
Attalah Eiland, TSU vs. Veronika Kalugina, Stillman 5:30pm
Trinity Randolph, TSU vs. Semifinals
Men’s B Doubles
Daniel Bernal and Joe Daniels, TSU vs. Fabrice George and Jamal Hoyte, North Carolina Central 4:30pm
Jared Asher and Branden McClain, TSU vs. James Jackson and Carlos McYntre, Prairie View A&M 3:30pm