Mason, Ohio-Sixth-seeded Richmond advanced to the Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis Championship Semifinals with a 4-0 First Round win over St. Bonaventure and a 4-3 Second Round win over Duquesne on Friday afternoon at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
Richmond quickly won the doubles point against St. Bonaventure as Aaron Wicker and Dylan Trent down their opponents, 9-8. Ethan Dunbar and Paul Nahon III earned an 8-4 victory to secure the point.
In Singles play against St. Bonaventure, Paul Nahon III downed Javier Ortiz with a pair of 6-0 wins. Jesse Feder then went on to defeat Elliot Fanshel, 6-1, 6-1. Ethan Dunbar's 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles over Oscar Yanez clinched the match for the Spiders. The other three singles matches were not completed.
Richmond then went on to face third-seeded Duquesne, earning a 4-3 upset.
Richmond took the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the match but Duquesne's Aram Abgaryan and Pete Max Rubin each won their singles matches to give the Dukes a 2-1 lead. Paul Nahon III and Dylan Trent produced key wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles to keep the Spiders alive. Duquesne tied the match score with a win at No. 2 singles by Pete Carpenter. Jesse Feder clinched the win with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-7 marathon win over Rich Robbie at No. 3 singles.
The sixth-seeded Spiders advance to face No. 2 Xavier on Saturday at 2:00pm in the semifinals
Richmond 4, St. Bonaventure 0
1. Yanez/Guevara (SBU) def. Fauchet/Feder (UR), 8-3
2. Wicker/Trent (UR) def. Fanshel/Ortiz (SBU), 9-8 (6)
3. Dunbar/Nahon (UR) def. Haskell/Saurez (SBU), 8-4
1. Ethan Dunbar (UR) def. Oscar Yanez (SBU), 6-2, 6-3
2. Sebastien Fauchet (UR) vs. Luis Guevara (SBU), 6-3, 5-2 unfinished
3. Jesse Feder (UR) def. Elliot Fanshel (SBU), 6-1, 6-1
4. Aaron Wicker (UR) vs. Miguel Suarez (SBU), 4-6, 1-3 unfinished
5. Paul Nahon III (UR) def. Javier Ortiz (SBU), 6-0, 6-0
6. Dylan Trent (UR) vs. Trevor Haskell (SBU) 6-1, 2-3 unfinished
Richmond 4, Duquesne 3
1. Fauchet/Feder (UR) def. Abgaryan/Mekauoui (DUQ), 8-0
2. Carpenter/Aleman (DUQ) vs. Wicker/Trent (UR), 6-3 unfinished
3. Dunbar/Nahon (UR) def. Robbie/Rubin (DUQ), 8-2
1. Aram Abgaryan (DUQ) def. Ethan Dunbar (UR) 6-2, 6-1
2. Pete Carpenter (DUQ) def. Sebastien Fauchet (UR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Jesse Feder (UR) def. Rich Robbie (DUQ) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
4. Max Rubin (DUQ) def. Aaron Wicker (UR) 6-3, 6-4
5. Paul Nahon (UR) def. Alex Aleman (DUQ) 7-6(2), 6-1
6. Dylan Trent (UR) def. Mehdi Mekaoui (DUQ) 6-4, 6-2