Play Heats Up on Day 5 of The Old Capitol Futures
Alex Brown and Petros Chrysochos Highlight Day 5
The second day of the singles and doubles main draws started with a bang this morning with the 6-7, 6-7 match between Sebastien Boltz and Carl Soderlund. This intensity continued throughout the rest of the day with multiple matches coming down to the wire.
Alex Brown won his match 7-6, 7-6 against Jonathan Gray of England, advancing him to the second round of the singles main draw. Brown, of Waukee, Iowa, currently plays for the University of Illinois-Champaign. Brown will face Alfredo Perez tomorrow. Perez and Brown both qualified into the main draw as unseeded players.
Petros Chrysochos lit up the court today in a 6-4, 6-4 win over Alec Adamson. The 2017 NCAA Champion looks to continue his winning streak over Nick Chappell tomorrow in the second round. Chrysochos is part of an ITF Grand Slam developmental team, along with Carl Soderlund, Aziz Dougaz, and Guy Orly Iradukunda. These four players all played in the first round of the singles main draw, but only Chrysochos and Iradukunda advanced to the second round.
Alafia Ayeni and Danny Thomas led the way with the first doubles quarterfinal win earlier today in a 6-1, 6-7, 11-9 victory over Collin Altamirano and Alex Lebedev. Ayeni and Thomas will play the victor of the Corwin-Spec and Perez-Kovacecic match tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s play will feature all second-round singles matches, including Kareem Al Allaf of Iowa versus Strong Kirchheimer of Northwestern. Don’t miss this Big Ten showdown at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.