Sept. 28, 2008
Wildcat Invitational Final Results (PDF Format)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- In the last day of the Wildcat Fall Invitational, host Northwestern was represented in three of four finals and claimed the Flight B singles championship. Sophomore Peter Rispoli (Naples, Fla./St. Stephen's (Texas)) captured the Flight B title with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Iowa's Tommy McGeorge.
In his first tournament of the season, Rispoli rolled through the bottom half of the Flight B draw and lost only one set in four matches en route to the championship. He also teamed with freshman Joshua Graves (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) to advance to the Flight A doubles final, but the duo fell in an 8-4 match to the pair from Western Michigan.
Graduate student Alexander Thams (Stockholm, Sweden/Enskilda Gymnasiet) had his season-opening unbeaten streak snapped at six matches when he lost in the Flight A singles semifinal to DePaul's Jose Moncada in a tough 6-4, 7-6(8) match. Senior Marc Dwyer (Peachtree City, Ga./University of Nebraska-Independent Study H.S.) also fell in his Flight A singles semi, losing to eventual champion Christian Bierich of Iowa.
In the Flight B doubles championship, the tandem of Philip Kafka (Dallas, Texas/Greenhill) and Eric Spector (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) dropped a tight match to Big Ten opponents Tommy McGeorge and Will Vasos of Iowa, 9-7.
Freshman Tobias Reitz's run in Flight B doubles ended in the semifinal as he fell to Iowa's McGeorge. Reitz and Thams paired up to later win a match in the consolation draw of Flight A doubles with a victory over Likitkumchorn and Miller of Toledo.
The 'Cats return to action on Friday, Oct. 3 as they travel to the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Flight A Singles Champion: Christian Bierich (Iowa)
Flight B Singles Champion: Peter Rispoli (NU)
Flight A Doubles Champions: Michael Calderone/Zeyad Montasser (WMU)
Flight B Doubles Champions: Tommy McGeorge/Will Vasos (Iowa)
Jose Moncada (DePaul) def. Alexander Thams (NU) 6-4, 7-6(8)
Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Marc Dwyer (NU) 6-3, 6-3
Christian Bierich (Iowa) def. Jose Moncada (DePaul) 6-1, 6-3
Flight A Consolation:
Joshua Graves (NU) def. Michael Sicora (Minn.) 6-3, 6-2
Zeyad Montasser (WMU) def. Filip Milijovic (ISU) 6-3, 6-1
Austin Brooks (MSU) def. Gentry Kaegi (Iowa) 6-1, 6-0
Knot Likitkumchorn (Toledo) def. Evgeny Samoylov (Bradley) 7-5, 4-6, (11-9)
Jay Miller (Toledo) def. Callen Fraychineaud (Bradley) 6-1, 1-6, (10-2)
Phil Arndt (Minn) def. Alasdair Graetz (DePaul) 6-4, 6-2
Bartek Jozwiak (DePaul) def. Jake Annear (Minn) 6-4, 6-3
Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) def. Tobias Reitz (NU) 6-1, 6-2
Peter Rispoli (NU) def. Pablo Olivarez (WMU) 6-1, 4-6, (10-0)
Peter Rispoli (NU) def. Tommy McGeorge (Iowa) 6-2, 6-2
Flight B Consolation:
Adam Altepeter (Minn) def. Clark Richardson (MSU) 4-6, 7-6(5), (10-6)
Will Vasos (Iowa) def. Jason Norville (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
Gursher Harika (Toledo) def. Billy Gardner (MSU) 6-4, 5-7 (10-3)
Juan Munoz (DePaul) def. Tyler Sauerbrey (MSU) 6-4, 2-6 (11-9)
Daniel Tobar (ISU) def. Patrick Dwyer (Iowa) 6-1, 3-6 (10-7)
Brad Noel (WMU) def. Austen Kauss (Iowa) 6-1, 6-0
Leo Henriquez (Toledo) def. Trevor McGrath (Bradley) 6-1, 6-2
Rich Robertson (MSU) def. Michael Macara-chvili (Bradley) 6-0, 6-3
John Stratton (MSU) def. Mitch Osborne (Bradley) 6-4, 6-1
Eddie Svenda (Minn) def. Wade Ward (Toledo) 3-6, 6-3 (10-3)
Michael Calderone/Zeyad Montasser (WMU) def. Joshua Graves/Peter Rispoli (NU) 8-4
Flight A consolation:
Tobias Reitz/Alexander Thams (NU) def. Knot Likitkumchorn/Jared Miller (Toledo) 9-7
Austin Doerner/Vanja Grgec (DePaul) def. Reinoud Haal/Austen Kauss (Iowa) 8-1
Austin Brooks/Billy Gardner (MSU) def. Sven Burus/Robbie McCallum (Toledo) 9-8(6)
Alasdair Graetz/Jose Moncado (DePaul) def. Kevin Hayward/Brad Noel (WMU) 9-7
Tommy McGeorge/Will Vasos (Iowa) def. Philip Kafka/Eric Spector (NU) 9-7
Flight B consolation:
Callen Fraychineaud/Milos Romic (Bradley) def. Skyler Engel/Leo Henriquez (Toledo) 8-4
Gursher Harika/Wade Ward (Toledo) def. Michael Macara-chvili/Mitch Osborne (Bradley) 8-5
Patrick Dwyer/Gentry Kaegi (Iowa) def. Casey Cullen/Pablo Olivarez (WMU) 8-5