Stillman Collects Four Wins at Wildcat Invite
Chicago, IL - The Toledo men's tennis team continued its focus on improvement and player development at the Northwestern Wildcat Invite this weekend. As the 10-team tournament wrapped up earlier today at the Combe Indoor Tennis Center, sophomore Tomas Stillman recorded four wins, two in singles and two in doubles play, to lead the Rockets.
"By the end of the event, Coach Paul (Foley) and I were really impressed with the mental and emotional progress that's been made," Wermer said. "Five days ago I wouldn't have said it, but after this test in real competition, they've clearly made progress. We need more matches and doubles work, but this was a valuable stepping point."
Stillman, a 2012 All-MAC First Team performer last spring, won his opening match in the Singles A Flight against DePaul's Mathias Hambach in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6(2). After suffering a close loss (7-6, 7-6) in the second round to Marquette's Teofanovic, Stillman came back strong today with a victory over Parlic from Arkansas, 6-3, 3-6, (10-4). He also teamed up with senior Bryant Dudzik for two victories in doubles over teams from Iowa and Western Michigan.
Three sophomores, Garrett Cona, Grant Adams and Roberto Meza, notched victories in the Singles B Flight for Toledo. Cona defeated Iowa's Estenssoro in the first round, 6-3, 6-4, while Adams and Meza both bounced back from first round losses.
Adams lost a tough match to Northwestern's Zanotti, 6-7, 6-4, 10-8, and then won back-to-back matches over Iowa opponents.
Freshman Matt Wareti also rebounded from a first-round loss in the B Flight to defeat Iowa's Tomlins, 6-3, 6-4
Toledo has one tournament left on the 2012 fall schedule. They'll travel to Niceville, FL to compete in the USTA $10,000 Futures Event on Nov. 2.