Sumter, SC. - On the second day of matches at the Palmetto Tennis Championships, the men's team had more success with wins from the main draw and back draw.
In the main draw of the Singles B draw, Juan Carlos Romero passed through his opponent with a 6-4, 6-2 win. Romero was challenged in his semi-final match against the second seed, going three sets and winning 4-6, 6-2 and 10-8. Romero used his forehand to open up the court and attacked the short ball that came. Romero is now in the final of the Singles B draw, against the number one seed.
Juan Camilo won both of his back-draw matches with tough three sets and saved 4 match point in his second match. Hassan Bardan also took control of his matches and won both comfortably. The duo Camilo and Bardan won their doubles matches, and so did the duo Joshua Davis and Kornel Kimagzweski. The seeded duo Lucas Sasaki and Thembo Makhanya won their semi-final round with solid volleys in the net. Sasaki and Makhanya are now in the final for the Men's Doubles B draw and will play against a doubles team from Southern Wesleyan.
Joshua Davis picked up a win against his opponent from Belmont Abbey. Davis had a tough second match against his opponent from Southern Wesleyan, losing in the third set match tie break 10-6. Kimagzweski and Mathew Mills were unfortunately unable to win their singles match. Javier Crespo won his quarterfinal main draw match, dominating with his forehand and volley. Crespo was unable to break his opponent in his semi-final match against the number one seed.
The men's team will continue action today at the Palmetto Tennis Championships, with Romero in the final of the Singles B draw and Sasaki and Makhanya in the final of the Doubles B draw.
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