Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) – Sophomore Luis Elizondo finished runner-up in flight ‘A’ singles and teamed with freshman Colton Buffington for a second place doubles finish on the final day of the 2012 Louisville Winter Invitational Saturday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
“Luis Elizondo did a great job for us today,” said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. “He played consistently throughout the tournament and deserved the attention that he received this weekend. His game has steadily improved this fall and he is one of the players we have confidence in for the dual match season."
Elizondo and Buffington opened the day with an 8-4 win over Illinois State’s Michael Sellitto and Erik Brunskog in the doubles semifinals. The duo fell 8-3 to Alex Pelaez and Muddappa Appanervanda of Illinois State in the finals.
In ‘A’ singles, Elizondo advanced to the finals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Illinois State’s Jacob Wilson. He advanced to the championship match where he fell 6-3, 6-0 to Pelaez.
The Cards also got singles wins from sophomore Van Damrongsri, junior Amaury Derognat and freshman Gonzalo Garcia.
Louisville Winter Invitational
Friday, Nov. 10, 2012 – Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
Flight ‘A’ Main Draw
Luis Elizondo (UL) d. Jacob Wilson (Illinois State) 6-2, 6-2
Alex Peleaz (Illinois State) d. Elizondo 6-3, 6-0
Flight ‘A’ Consolation
Henrique Norbiato (Belmont) d. Jeffrey Brown (UL) 6-4, 6-4
Van Damrongsri (UL) d. Fernando Mussolini (Belmont) 6-2, ret.
13th Place Bracket
Nathan Martin (Morehead) d. Amaury Derognat (UL) 6-4, 7-6(1)
Derognat (UL) d. Nick Mercer (Morehead) 6-0, 7-5
Flight ‘’B” Consolation
Gonzalo Garcia (UL) d. Bruno Silva (Belmont) 6-4, 6-1
Luis Elizondo/Colton Buffington (UL) d. Michael Sellitto/Erik Brunskog (Illinois State) 8-4
Alex Pelaez/Muddappa Appanervanda (Illinois State) d. Elizondo/Buffington 8-3
Jeffrey Brown/Van Damrongsri (UL) Hugo Almonte/Nick Mercer (Morehead) 8-3