Peers and Melo continue strong performances

Pair wins singles matches

September 26, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - John Peers and Victor Melo continued to perform well on Saturday after winning their doubles bracket earlier in the day.

Peers, who is ranked 58th in the ITA, won his second singles match of the tournament defeating Sebastien Vidal of William and Mary. Peers will face Michael Shaboz, ranked 14th in the ITA poll.

"John is playing the No. 14 guy in the country from UVA in the morning and I am looking forward to watching him perform," head coach David McNamara said. "This is why John plays tennis, this is why he has put the hard yards on and off the tennis court. John wants these opportunities against the best players in the country and tomorrow he gets one."

"John played very well today and the hard work he has put in paid off. Tomorrow's match will be tough but John can believe in his game as much as I do then he should be fine."

Melo defeated Tim Johanssen of VCU 6-3, 6-2 in the consolation bracket of A1 singles. Melo will face Maxime Armengaud of Indiana on Sunday.

"Victor showed today that he is ready for the All-American next week. When Victor gets this "look" in his eyes,that he wants it more than his opponent then I feel sorry for the guy on the other side of the net. Tomorrow Victor has a great opportunity for a good win," McNamara said.

Results will be posted on goblueraiders.com at the end of play each day.

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