LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Senior David Flodberg and sophomore Hugo Ramadier won first round singles matches as persistent rain shortened the opening day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships to just one round each of singles and doubles. The NAU doubles team of Ramadier and freshman Bruno Ferreira also won Wednesday in the regional, which is one of 12 men's ITA regional tournaments taking place throughout the country.
Flodberg cruised past his first round opponent, Weber State's Ben Rode, with a 6-0, 6-3 victory. Ramadier was nearly as dominant in a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kasper Konyves of UNLV. Northern Arizona sophomore Patrick Schimmelbauer and freshman Dominic Bermudez each won the first set of their matches but ended up falling to their opponents in three sets. The second round of singles was supposed to take place Wednesday afternoon but was pushed to Thursday due to multiple rain delays.
In doubles play, Ramadier and Ferreira picked up an 8-6 win over Charlie Alvarado and Rene Ruegamer of UNLV. The other NAU pairs were defeated by opponents from Utah, though Bermudez and Schimmelbauer came close in an 8-5 loss.
Play on Thursday is scheduled to begin with doubles at 9 a.m.
Northern Arizona Results
Singles – First Round
David Flodberg (NAU) def. Ben Rode (WSU), 6-0, 6-3
Hugo Ramadier (NAU) def. Kasper Konyves (UNLV), 6-3, 6-1
Alex Joitoiu (ID) def. Patrick Schimmelbauer (NAU), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Landon Barlow (WSU) def. Dominic Bermudez (NAU), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Lenny Whiting (USU) def. Robin Pezzutto (NAU), 6-3, 7-6
Matej Stakne (NMSU) def. Bruno Ferreira (NAU), 6-3, 6-4
Doubles – First Round
Ferreira/Ramadier (NAU) def. Alvarado/Ruegamer (UNLV), 8-6
Mamedov/Octa (UU) def. Flodberg/Pezzutto (NAU), 8-2
Lane/Medinilla (UU) def. Bermudez/Schimmelbauer (NAU), 8-5