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Moccasins Battling for Consolation Titles in Mercer Gridiron Classic

Moccasins Battling for Consolation Titles in Mercer Gridiron Classic

MACON, GA - Brandon Pham picked up two wins on Saturday to advance to the finals of the Flight B consolation bracket of the Mercer Gridiron Classic here at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center. In addition, John Sakellarides and Danny Thomas each won two matches and will face each other in the semifinals of the Flight C consolation bracket on Sunday.

Pham topped Tim Kiehl of North Georgia, 6-3, 6-3 in his first match and then beat Federico Nani of North Florida, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(11). He will play North Florida's Joe Ellis on Sunday at 9 a.m. for the championship.

Sakellarides downed Alejo Calvis of Alabama State, 3-6, 7-6(5), 1-0(8), and then defeated Lucas Guerrero of Middle Georgia State, 6-2, 6-3, in his second match. Meanwhile, Thomas eclipsed Andrej Trajkovski of Alabama State, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(7) in his first match and then defeated Leandro Otero of Middle Georgia State, 7-6(5), 6-1 in his second contest. The two Moccasins will face off at 9 a.m. Sunday.

In doubles, Sakellarides and Tim Becker advance to the championship match of the Flight A Consolation bracket with a pair of wins. The duo defeated Octavio Tamola and Alvaro Conesa of Macon, GA, 7-5 and also topped David Georgadze and Efstathios Tsirandis of Mercer,  6-2, and will play in the finals Sunday at 9 a.m.

In the consolation bracket of Flight B, the Mocs' doubles squad of Thomas and Victor Ahlbeck picked up wins over Coastal Carolina's Francesco Gamero Cori and Juan Castellanos (7-5) and North Florida's Charley Castaing and Joe Ellis (w/o - inj.) and will play for the title, also at 9 a.m.

RESULTS FROM SATURDAY, OCT. 6

SINGLES - FLIGHT A (CONSOLATION)

  • Martijn Kerssens (Georgia Southern) def. Victor Ahlbeck (FSC), 6-4, 6-4
  • Stefano Di Aloy (Georgia Southern) def. Alvaro Arias (FSC), 6-2, 6-0
  • Tim Becker (FSC) def. Joel Popov (Coastal Carolina), 7-6(4), 4-6, 1-0(3)
  • Stefano Di Aloy (Georgia Southern) def. Tim Becker (FSC), 6-3, 6-0

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION)

  • Brandon Pham (FSC) def. Tim Kiehl (North Georgia), 6-3, 6-3
  • Joe Ellis (North Florida) def. Oscar Sohl (FSC), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(5)
  • Hikaru Nagoshi (FSC) def. Chris Andre (Alabama State), 6-1, 6-7(4), 1-0(8)
  • Brandon Pham (FSC) def. Federico Nani (North Florida), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(11)
  • Joe Ellis (North Florida) def. Hikaru Nagoshi (FSC), 7-6(4), 6-2

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION 2)

SINGLES - FLIGHT C (CONSOLATION)

  • John Sakellarides (FSC) def. Alejo Calvis (Alabama State), 3-6, 7-6(5), 1-0(8)
  • John Sakellarides (FSC) def. Lucas Guerrero (Middle Georgia State), 6-2, 6-3
  • Danny Thomas (FSC) def. Andrej Trajkovski (Alabama State), 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(7)
  • Danny Thomas (FSC) def. Leandro Otero (Middle Georgia State), 7-6(5), 6-1

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (EXTRA CONSOLATION 2)

MEN'S SINGLES - (EXTRA CONSOLATION DRAW)

  • Brian Pham def. Charley Castaing (North Florida), 7-6(6), 6-2

DOUBLES - FLIGHT A (CONSOLATION)

DOUBLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION)