ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- For the second day in a row, the NCAA championships at Sanlando Park was delayed by rain. The delay didn’t slow down West Florida, as the Argonauts picked up a 5-0 win against Midwestern State on Thursday evening to advance to the national semifinals on Friday.
“It’s a battle every time we face Armstrong,” UWF head coach Derrick Racine said. “We’ve played them numerous times here at the national tournament. It’s always a dogfight and a tough match. We’re expecting the same tomorrow.”
In doubles play in Thursday’s match against Midwestern State (19-7), the Argos’ team of Bruno Savi and Tony Rajaobelina picked up an 8-1 win against Tomas Grejtak and Ramon Toyos at the No. 1 spot. At the No. 3 spot, Domenico Sano and Elio Latella defeated Jarrod Liston and Zack Santagate by a score of 8-4 to put UWF up 2-0. The Argos then earned the doubles sweep at the No. 2 spot as Alex Peyrot and Felipe Frattini won a hard-fought match against Kacper Boborykin and Kyle Davidson 8-6.
UWF clinched the trip to the national semifinals with wins at the No. 2 and No. 4 spots in singles play. Kenny Brasil was the first to finish, as he won 6-0, 6-0 against Jarrod Liston at the No. 4 spot. Tony Rajaobelina picked up the victory at No. 2 by defeating Kyle Davidson 6-1, 6-2.