Mays, Moreno de Alboran Advance to Round of 16 at ITA Southwest Regional; Doubles Tandem Moves into Quarters

Morgan Mays (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Morgan Mays (Photo by Tony Mastres)

MALIBU, Calif. - Nicolas Moreno de Alboran and Morgan Mays each advanced to the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships and the doubles team of Mays and Simon Freund have moved into Saturday's quarterfinals at Pepperdine.

Moreno de Alboran, the No. 8 seed, needed three sets, but came back from a set down to defeat Joshua Page of the University of San Diego, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0. 

Mays had an outstanding second day at the tournament. In singles, he swept the No. 12 seed, Guus Koevermans of USD, 6-2, 6-2. In doubles, he teamed with Freund to advance to the quarterfinals. The duo moved into the Round of 16 when Dane Esses and Guilherme Galvao of Pepperdine couldn't go because of injury. Mays and Freund then defeated Joel Gamerov and Koevermans of San Diego, 8-6. They will take-on Max Cressy and Martin Redlicki of UCLA on Saturday.