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Davis moves on to quarterfinals at USTA/ITA Regional Championships

Sophomore will face 55th-ranked MacTaggart Sunday

October 22, 2011 · Athletic Communications
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Seventh-seeded Ben Davis advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Vanderbilt's Gonzales Austin on Saturday at Goodfriend Tennis Center. Freshman Ettore Zito also won his Consolation Draw match and will compete in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Davis, ranked No. 115 nationally, has won all four of his regional matches in straight sets. The London, England, native moves on to face third-seeded Josh MacTaggart on Sunday. MacTaggart, from Indiana University, is ranked 55th in the nation.

Zito earned the walkover victory over Ball State's Derek Carpenter in the Round of 32, then defeated Wright State's Lauri Makikalli, 7-5, 7-6, to qualify for the quarterfinals. Zito will face Tennessee's Brandon Fickey for the right to move on to the semifinals.

Saturday's Results
Main Draw
(7) Ben Davis (MT) def. Gonzales Austin (VU) 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Consolation Draw
Ettore Zito (MT) def. Derek Carpenter (BSU) w/o
Ettore Zito (MT) def. Lauri Makikalli (WSU) 7-5, 7-6

Sunday's Schedule - Goodfriend Tennis Center (all times Central)
Main Draw
(7) Ben Davis (MT) vs. (3) Josh MacTaggart (IU) at 8:30 a.m.

Consolation Draw
Ettore Zito (MT) vs. Brandon Fickey (UT) at 7:30 a.m.

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