Cougars Sweep Men's Tennis ITA Regional Titles

Cougars Sweep Men's Tennis ITA Regional Titles

COLUMBUS - The reigning national champion Columbus State University men's tennis team continued its dominance against regional opponents at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships. The regional was played at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, S.C.

The Cougars took home the singles and doubles titles for the second consecutive season.

KP Pannu repeated as Southeast Region champion, dropping just one set in six matches for the title. The senior lost the opening set in his quarterfinal match, but rallied back to win the final two sets before straight-set wins in the semis and finals.

Columbus State had five other players reach the round of 16, including a quarterfinal appearance from Alvaro Regalado.

In doubles, the pairings of Pannu and Matei Avram along with Zach Whaanga and Alvaro Regalado steamrolled their way into an all-Cougar final. Whaanga and Regalado got the better of their teammates in the final played Monday at the John W. Walden Tennis Center.

Pannu along with Whaanga and Regalado will now advance to the ITA Oracle Cup, which will be played Oct. 11-14 in Rome, Ga.


R64: KP Pannu def. Rintaro Oka (Carson-Newman) 6-1, 6-3
R32: KP Pannu def. Armando Ferreira (Mount Olive) 6-1, 6-3
R16: KP Pannu def. Matthias Rogel (Georgia College) 6-2, 6-3
QF: KP Pannu def. Eirik Groner (Lander) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
SF: KP Pannu def. Ozan Cilder (Lander) 6-3, 6-2
FINAL: KP Pannu def. Edison Ambarzumjan (Newberry) 6-3, 6-2

R64: Zach Whaanga def. Alejandro Feliciano (King) 6-4, 6-0
R32: Zach Whaanga def. Josep Canyadell (Wingate) 7-5, 6-3
R16: Ryan Gaskin (North Georgia) def. Zach Whaanga 7-5, 3-0 ret.

R64: Fabien Asdrubal def. Gaspard Mathieu (Augusta) 6-4, 7-5
R32: Fabien Asdrubal def. Patrick Oliveira (Augusta) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
R16: Ozan Cildir (Lander) def. Fabien Asdrubal 6-3, 6-2

R64: Arnold Kokulewski def. Javier Villar (Young Harris) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
R32: Arnold Kokulewski def. Enrico Giacomini (Wingate) 6-1, 6-2
R16: Xavier Marti Rovo (Lincoln Memorial) def. Arnold Kokulewski 6-4, 6-2

R64: Tommaso Schold def. Noah Wallace (Georgia College) 6-2, 6-2
R32: Tommaso Schold def. Gabriel Couto (Lander) 6-3, 6-2
R16: Edison Ambarzumjan (Newberry) def. Tommaso Schold 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

R64: Matei Avram def. Rhodri Atkinson (Lenoir-Rhyne) 6-1, 6-3
R32: Julian Bosch (Queens) def. Matei Avram 7-5, 6-3

R64: Alvaro Regalado def. Kevin Magnusson (North Georgia) 6-0, 6-2
R32: Alvaro Regalado def. Lennard Neumann (King) 6-1, 6-2
R16: Alvaro Regalado def. Tales Silva (USC Aiken) 6-3, 6-1
QF: Ignacio Bidegain (Anderson) def. Alvaro Regalado 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

R32: Alvaro Regalado/Zach Whaanga def. Gabriel Balestero/Philippe Courteau (Lander) 6-2
R16: Alvaro Regalado/Zach Whaanga def. Josep Canyadell/Matthew Jones (Wingate) 6-1
QF: Alvaro Regalado/Zach Whaanga def. Paolo Bompieri/Julian Bosch (Queens) 6-3
SF: Alvaro Regalado/Zach Whaanga def. Ozan Cildir/Eirik Groner (Lander) 6-1
FINAL: Alvaro Regalado/Zach Whaanga def. Matei Avram/KP Pannu 7-6, 6-4

R32: Fabien Asdrubal/Arnold Kokulewski def. George Barfoot/Zachary Blythe (Belmont Abbey) 6-2
R16: Gabriel Couto/Tommaso Rossin (Lander) def. Fabien Asdrubal/Arnold Kokulewski 6-4

R32: Matei Avram/KP Pannu def. David Akinpetide/Yago Fernandez (Tusculum) 6-2
R16: Matei Avram/KP Pannu def. Axel Cronje/Omar El Moslemany (Lander) 6-0
QF: Matei Avram/KP Pannu def. Robin Moller/Matthias Rogel (Georgia College) 6-0
SF: Matei Avram/KP Pannu def. Gabriel Couto/Tommaso Rossin (Lander) 6-3
FINAL: Alvaro Regalado/Zach Whaanga def. Matei Avram/KP Pannu 7-6, 6-4