LAKELAND, Fla. (September 25, 2016) – Patrick Sell and Sami Kirberg continue to roll and will both be playing for titles Monday at the ITA South Region Championship. The four-day event is being hosted by Florida Southern in Lakeland.
Since a stumble in the main draw on Friday, Sell rattled off four-straight wins in the consolation to advance to the final. He will meet Aria Canadell of Florida Tech Monday morning.
Sell and newcomer Kirberg are a step away from playing for a national championship in doubles. The tandem’s amazing run includes upsets over second-seeded Leo Blay and Xavier Pineda of Valdosta State and fourth-seed Pietro De Silva and Thomas Salmon of Palm Beach Atlantic.
Sell and Kirberg will meet third-seed Pedro Dumont and Alex Peyrot for the title on Monday morning.
Singles Main Draw:
Ziad Melhaoui, L (6-1, 6-0) Warren Kuhn (UWF)
Guilherme Dumit, L (6-3, 6-2) Pierre Montrieul (BU)
Ahmed Albitar, L (6-1, 6-2) Juan Couder (ERAU)
No. 9 Sami Kirberg, L (6-4, 6-0) Kay Barttmann (LU)Francesco Racanelli, W (7-5, 6-2) Fabian Lundberg (FSC)
- L (6-4, 5-2, ret) No. 4 Fernando Rivas
Patrick Sell, L (6-1, 6-0) Thomas Begeaud (BU)
Dumit W (6-2, 6-1) Spaisic (EC)
- L (6-0, 6-0) Gunnarsson
Albitar L def. Lenz (PBA)
Kirberg W (6-2, 2-6 13) Alvearez-Hevia (FSC)-
L (6-3, 6-2) Bojadjieva
Sell W (6-4, 3-0 ret) Corona (FIT)
- W (6-2, 6-0) Matsuyma
- W (6-2, 6-0) Benet
W (6-1, 2-6, 10-2) Bojadjiev
- vs. Aria Canadell (FIT) Monday final
Doubles Main Draw:
Dumit/Racanelli, L (8-4) Castellano/Tellez (UWF)
Albitar/Belhaoui, W (8-3) Ball/Finnigan (FIT)
- L (8-1) No. 4 Bueno/Nurmio (SLU)
Kirberg/Sell, W (8-4) Arreygue/Faucher (ERAU)
- W (8-2) De Silva/Salmon (PBA)
- W (8-5) No. 2 Blay/Pineda (VSU)
- W (8-6) No. 4 Bueno/Nurmio (SLU)
- vs. No. 3 Dumont/Peyrot (UWF)
Dumit/Racanelli W (8-4) Bell/Soderlund (FSC)
L (5-3, ret) Clark/Louisy (FIT)