ASA Miami Tennis Reaches Semi-Finals at ITA Oracle Cup

ASA Miami Tennis Reaches Semi-Finals at ITA Oracle Cup
ROME, GA. - The ITA Oracle Cup brings together four divisions of collegiate tennis - NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and JUCO to compete in one ITA National Championship.

The four divisional ITA Oracle Cup singles champions earn automatic entry into the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 1-5, in Palm Desert, California. Men's and women's doubles, meanwhile, will compete for the Oracle Cup, which places the four divisional champions (Division II versus JUCO and Division III versus NAIA) against one another. The winner of the Oracle Cup moves on to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.
 
ASA Miami had one singles player and two doubles teams at the tournament. In singles play, Tin Chen won his first match 6-4, 6-3 over Nicolas Rousset of Seward. That would move Chen into the semifinals where he would face No. 1 seed, Marcus Walters of Tyler Junior College. Walters won in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 against Chen which would land Chen in a third place match against Kent Hunter from Cerritos. Chen would drop that match 6-3, 6-4 and finish fourth in singles among all NJCAA participants. 
 
The top-seeded doubles team in the tournament was out of ASA Miami. Chen and Kentaro Mizushima won their quarterfinal match on Thursday 6-1, 6-2 versus Vizcarra and Hall from American River. ASA's Martin Mendoza and Tomas Santantonio, the No. 4 seed lost to Victor Castro and Bruno Duarte from Cerritos College. Castro and Duarte would then go on to defeat Chen and Mizushima 6-3, 3-6 1-0 (9) during the semifinal round. Chen and Mizushima faced Alex Parker and Aaron Westerlund of Tyler JC, losing 6-4, 7-6 (7) and finished fourth among doubles teams in the NJCAA. Mendoza and Santantonio defeated Vizcarra and Hall from American River 6-2, 6-3, but would wind up losing to Osorio and Pinilla from Copiah-Lincoln 6-4, 5-7, 10-4. Mendoza and Santantonio would finish sixth in doubles.
 
 
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