By Casey Goldstein
TAMPA -- Senior Federico Sabogal led the Bulls to a 5-1outing Saturday at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional in Atlanta, Ga. After earning a spot in the main draw with a win on Friday, Sabogal downed Georgia State’s Albert Cordina Sala in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
“Overall as a team, today was a really good day,” assistant coach Brandon Wagner said.
Juniors Oliver Pramming and Paul Polarczyk also took care of business. Pramming quickly downed UCF’s Chris Barrus 6-2, 6-1, while Polarczyk defeated Georgia Southern's Marco Osorio 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3. Freshman Vadym Kalyuzhnyy and Sasha Gozun rounded out the wins for USF. The Bulls only loss came in a hard fought match by sophomore IIgnacio Gonzalez-Muniz who fell to Miami’s Henrique Tsukamoto 3-6, 6-4 with a 6-10 tiebreaker.
“Today was definitely a step in the right direction with out team unity,” Wagner said. “We saw a lot of young guys stepping up and pulling out wins against quality opponents.”
The Bulls had a strong day in the doubles draw as well, with the fourth-seeded pair of Pramming and Gonzalez-Muniz earned two wins on the day to advance to Sunday’s quarterfinals.
USF returns to action Sunday morning, for full results head back to GoUSFBulls.Com tomorrow evening.
Round of 64
Sasha Gozun (USF) d. Jannis Koeke (GST), 6-0, 6-4
Paul Polarczyk (USF) d. Marco Osorio (GSU), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3
Henrique Tsukamoto (UM) d. Ignacio Gonzalez (USF), 6-3, 4-6, 6d
Oliver Pramming (USF) d. Chris Barrus (UCF), 6-2, 6-1
Federico Sabogal (USF) d. Albert Cordina Sala (GST), 6-3, 6-4
Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) d. Marco Nunez (FSU), 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-4
Round of 32
#4 Gonzalez/Pramming (USF) d. Benito/Kay (GT), 8-6
#2 Davis/Cotrone (FSU) d. Polarczyk/Kalyuzhnyy (USF), 8-5
Round of 16
#4 Gonzalez/Pramming (USF) d. Wilton/Yorsh (KSU) 8-3