ST. PETER, Minn. - Nate Ackert (Sioux Falls, S.D./Washington) and Brady Anderson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) have advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and the semifinals in doubles at the ITA Regionals.
Anderson, the number two seed in the singles bracket, opened the day with a 6-0, 6-3 win over 17th-seeded Kyle Wogahn of Wisconsin-La Crosse before beating 14th-seeded Tommy Entwistle of Gustavus Adolphus 6-2, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, Anderson will face seventh-seeded Patrick Whaling of Gustavus Adolphus.
Ackert, seeded 15th, beat 17th-seeded Jordon O'Kelly of Carleton 6-3, 6-3 in the round of 16 to open the day. Ackert then knocked off third-seeded Herman Abban of Carthage 7-6, 0-6, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals. Ackert will face 11th-seeded Chase Johnson of Gustavus Adolphus in the quarterfinals.
Josh Pudlo (Lakewood, Ill./Crystal Lake Central), the 13 seed, opened the day with a 7-6, 6-2 win over 17th-seeded Peter Jaeger of Carroll. In the round of 16, Pudlo dropped a 6-3, 6-1 match to top-seeded Mohanad Al Houni of Gustavus Adolphus. Evgeny Pakhomenko (Moscow, Russia), seeded 17th, dropped a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 match to 12th-seeded Tim Larson of Saint John's in the round of 32.
In doubles play, Anderson and Ackert, the number nine seed, beat fourth-seeded Entwistle and Johnson of Gustavus Adolphus 8-4 in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, the Kohawk pair beat Carleton's Kevin Mei and Aaron Goodman 8-4. In the semifinals, Ackert and Anderson will face eighth-seeded Zach Ekstein and Yassine Derbani of Gustavus. Pudlo and Luke Ford (Otsego, Mich./Otsego), the number three seed, beat T. Shives and Lawrence Hiquiana of Gustavus Adolphus 8-5 in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, Carleton's ninth-seeded Leo Vithoontien and O'Kelly downed the Kohawk pair 8-3.
The singles quarterfinals are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday, while the semifinals will start at noon. The doubles semifinals will start at 2 p.m., with the championship match to follow at 4 p.m. The matches are being played at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, Minn.