CCU

Four Chanticleers Reach Finals at Elon Invitational

       

Garik Yedigarian is one of four Chants to reach the championship.

Garik Yedigarian is one of four Chants to reach the championship.

Sept. 22, 2012

CONWAY - Garik Yedigarian, Matias Di Pasquale, Ted Nilsson and Hunter Whalen will represent the Chants in the championship rounds of their respective flights at the Elon Fall Invitational.

In the quarterfinals of the A2 flight, Nilsson won two straight sets against Damien Brenard of East Carolina 7-5, 6-3. Nilsson continued his winning streak in the semifinals as he defeated Robert Lindgren of Elon in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-4.

Yedigarian dropped his first set 2-6 before winning the next two 6-1, 7-5 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Yedigarian faced Gaston Murray of UNC Greensboro who fell to Yedigarian 6-4, 6-4.

Di Pasquale remains unbeaten in the tournament as he defeated UNC Asheville's Alex Croker 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and Longwood's Harry Kelleher 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals.

Whalen advanced to the championship after downing East Carolina's Ross Nigro 6-3, 6-2 and Elon's Dan Sablik 6-4, 6-0.

The championship matches will feature Ted Nilsson against James Madison's Ryan Pool, Garik Yedigarian against Elon's Carlos Arboleda, Matias Di Pasquale against Richmond's Paul Nahon, and Hunter Whalen will face UNC Asheville's Brett Landau. All four matches will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday.

"Day two provided for some great matches," said head coach Chris Powers. "It is great to see our two new players reach the finals as well as Yedigarian and Di Pasquale. I'm proud of the team for their overall effort so far. We start with doubles tomorrow so it is a whole new tournament again in the morning."

Doubles play at the Elon Invitational will continue on Sunday with all four CCU pairs still in the running for a championship appearance.