UGA’s Brasseaux, Pasha advance to quarterfinals in Atlanta

Georgia senior Garrett Brasseaux and junior Nathan Pasha each won a pair of matches Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

Brasseaux won his first match against South Florida’s Oliver Pramming, 6-3, 6-1, then earned a 6-2, 7-6(8) win against Florida’s No. 52 Florent Diep in the round of 16. Pasha, ranked 32nd and seeded second, beat South Florida’s Vadym Kalyuzhnyy, 6-3, 6-0, then clinched a spot in the quarterfinals with a 7-6(4), 6-4 win over North Florida’s Norbert Nemscek.

Brasseaux and Pasha will face Florida’s Elliott Orkin and Florida Gulf Coast’s Jordi Vives, respectively, today. The semifinals will be played later in the day. The singles and doubles winners of the ITA Regionals will earn bids to the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York from Nov. 7-10. Sophomore Austin Smith has already earned a singles berth.

In the consolation draw, Hernus Pieters and Eric Diaz also won two matches apiece in straight sets. In the main draw, Georgia’s No. 1 seed Ben Wagland fell to South Florida’s Sasha Gozun, 7-5, 6-3.

Sunday’s Georgia Results

Singles Round of 32

Sasha Gozun (USF) def. [1] #19 Ben Wagland (UGA), 7-5, 6-3

[2] #32 Nathan Pasha (UGA) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF), 6-3, 6-0

[9-16] Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) def. Oliver Pramming (USF), 6-3, 6-1

Singles Round of 16

[2] #32 Nathan Pasha (UGA) def. Norbert Nemscek (UNF), 7-6(4), 6-4

[9-16] Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) def. #52 Florent Diep (UF), 6-2, 7-6(8)

Singles Consolation Round of 32

Oliver Snaider (Mercer) def. Nick Wood (UGA), 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Eric Diaz (UGA) def. Jorge Wilton (KSU), 6-1, 6-4

#72 Hernus Pieters (UGA) def. Jake Albo (FSU), 6-1, 6-1

Singles Consolation Round of 16

Eric Diaz (UGA) def. Richard Brej (UF), 6-3, 6-4

#72 Hernus Pieters (UGA) def. Simon Pritchard (KSU), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Consolation Round of 16

Paul Polarczyk/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Eric Diaz/Nick Wood (UGA), 8-1

Georgia’s Main Draw Schedule for today

Singles Quarterfinals

[9-16] Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) vs. Elliott Orkin (UF)

[2] #32 Nathan Pasha (UGA) vs. Jordi Vives (FGCU)

*Singles quarterfinals winners play again today in the semifinals.

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