Men's Tennis
Nevolo, Gonzales Advance to Doubles Semifinals at JSM Challenger

 
Ruben Gonzales paired up with Dennis Nevolo to advance to the doubles semifinals at the JSM Challenger.
Ruben Gonzales paired up with Dennis Nevolo to advance to the doubles semifinals at the JSM Challenger.
 

Nov. 15, 2012

Results | Order of Play

URBANA, Ill. - Former Fighting Illini standouts Dennis Nevolo and Ruben Gonzales advanced to the doubles semifinals of the JSM Challenger on Thursday night at Atkins Tennis Center. The pair captured a 6-4, 7-6(2) win to edge fourth-seeded tandem Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione.

Meanwhile, top-seeded Michael Russell retired his singles quarterfinal match due to injury, sending seventh-seeded Jack Sock to the semifinal round. Sock played his way to the third round of the U.S. Open as a wild card earlier this year.

In doubles, unseeded Bradley Klahn and Denis Kudla upended top-seeded duo John Peers and John-Patrick Smith in a 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 thriller, while the No. 2 seed, Devin Britton and Austin Krajicek, moved to the semifinals with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win over Edward Corrie and Vahid Mirzadeh.

Play resumes tomorrow at Noon CT. Nevolo and Gonzales will square off with Britton and Krajicek at 5 p.m.

The JSM Challenger marks the final event of the USTA Pro Circuit season. Action will be streamed live at procircuit.usta.com.

RESULTS

Singles - Quarterfinals


[7] J Sock (USA) def. [1] M Russell (USA) 2-1, (ret.)

R Williams (USA) def. [4] R Sweeting (USA) 7-6(4), 6-2
[6]
T Smyczek (USA) def. J Smith (AUS) 7-5, 7-6(0)

A Bogdanovic (GBR) def. [WC] C Buchanan (USA) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles - Quarterfinals

B Klahn (USA) / D Kudla (USA) def. [1] J Peers (AUS) / J Smith (AUS) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

[2] D Britton (USA) / A Krajicek (USA) def. E Corrie (GBR) / V Mirzadeh (USA) 7-6(2), 6-4

[WC] R Gonzales (PHI) / D Nevolo (USA) def. [4] C Ball (AUS) / C Guccione (AUS) 6-4, 7-6(2)

J Andersen (RSA) / I Van der Merwe (RSA) def. A Courtney (USA) / J Sock (USA) 3-6, 6-3, 11-9

Admission
Nov. 16 (Friday) - $5 for adults; $3 for children
Nov. 17 (Saturday) - $7 for adults; $5 for children

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