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The top three seeds in singles action, Evgeny Karlovskiy, Andrew Harris and Aleksandar Vukic, advanced to the semifinals while Maxime Cressy and Brandon Holt captured the doubles title, Friday at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex in Wichita.
Andrew Harris, who won the 2017 NCAA DI Doubles National Championship for Oklahoma, made quick work of Brandon Holt of USC. The All-American shut out Holt in straight sets, (6-0, 6-0) to advance to the semis where he will take on Aleksandar Vukic. A native of Sydney, Australia, Vukic went head-to-head with seven-seed Martin Redlicki of UCLA. It was another tight match for Redlicki, but Vukic prevailed with a 7-6(3), 7-6(2) win over the former Bruin.
A close match ensued one court one with number-one overall seed Karlovksiy and Matic Spec. Spec, who finished the season ranked No. 85 for Minnesota, took the first set with ease, 6-1. Karlovskiy rallied in the second and third sets, winning a close one (1-6, 7-5, 6-4). Karlovskiy will take on Ryan Peniston for a spot in the finals on Sunday.
Peniston went up against Reese Stalder in the night match at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex. After taking the first set 6-1, the All-American from Memphis took down Stalder 6-3 in the second set to advance to the semifinals where he will take on Karlovskiy.
Hunter and Yates Johnson, who came into the match ranked 639 as a tandem, took the court against Maxime Cressy and Brandon Holt with the 2018 Wichita Tennis Open Doubles Title on the line.
The Johnson brothers came away with the first set 3-6, before Cressy and Holt rallied to take the second (6-2). In the super tiebreaker, Cressy and Holt jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back, winning 10-6 to clinch the doubles title.