Men's tennis keeps two doubles teams in play at Wallach Invitational

Adam Schwartz (pictured) and Vidyut Yadav advanced to the B Doubles Flight semifinals at the Wallach Invitational on Oct. 8, 2016. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 

LEWISTON, Maine -- With the first day in the books at the annual Wallach Men's Tennis Invitational, host Bates College has two doubles teams still vying for the flight championships that will be decided Sunday.

In the Doubles A Flight, Bates sophomore Josh Quijano (Los Angeles, Calif.) and first-year Nick Glover (Austin, Texas), the third-seeded team in the field, rolled to an 8-1 win over Skidmore College's Lucas Pickering and Travis Leaf, followed by an 8-2 victory over Gil Roddy and Eliot Rozvoski of Bowdoin, advancing to Sunday's semifinals against Colby's Carl Reid and Vlad Murad.

The B Doubles Flight will also have a Bates team in its semifinals, in junior Adam Schwartz (Los Angeles, Calif.) and first-year Vidyut Yadav (Laguna Niguel, Calif.). The Bates duo defeated Harshil Dwivedi and Ryan Bunis of Brandeis 8-3 in the first round, then defeated Adam Carstens and Luis Cuervo of Bowdoin in the quarterfinals. Schwartz and Yadav will face Scanlon and Biswas of Tufts in Sunday's semifinals.

The Bobcats won four other times Saturday:

Seniors Chris Ellis (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Pat Ordway (Falmouth, Maine) defeated Altmeyer and Zale Shah of Colby 8-2 in A Doubles before falling to Tyler Ng and David Eisenberg of Brandeis 8-6 in the quarterfinals.

Sophomore brothers Duane Davis and Dylan Davis (Dix Hills, N.Y.), competing in B Doubles, defeated Wynne and Keye of Skidmore 8-3 before falling 8-4 to Ethan Chen and Ethan Bershtein of Tufts.

Ordway and first-year Jacob Kauppila (Chesterfield, Mo.) both won matches in the A Singles Flight. Ordway outlasted Skidmore's Steven Kourlouris 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 before retiring in the third set against Tufts' Rohan Gupte in a competitive match. Kauppila defeated Courtland Boyle of Trinity 6-2, 6-4 before bowing out by a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Bunis of Brandeis.