Trio Of Bulldogs Advance To Singles Flight Back Draw Finals

Sept. 13, 2008

Bloomington, Ind. - Sophomores Brandon Bayliss and Bryce Warren and junior Ben Raynauld each scored a pair of singles victories on the second day of the Indiana Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 13) to advance to the back draw finals matches of their respective brackets. The doubles tandem of Raynauld and freshman Stephen McLoughlin also picked up two wins to move on to the back draw finals of the doubles bracket.

In singles play, Bayliss topped players from Illinois State and Western Illinois to advance to the back draw finals of the Hoosier Flight Bracket where he will meet teammate Warren, who moved on after defeating foes from IUPUI and Xavier. Raynauld, meanwhile, scored wins over players from Morehead State and Xavier to reach the back draw finals round of the IU Flight Bracket and will take on John Allare from Michigan State.

Sophomore Chris Herron added a win in the back draw of the IU Flight before falling in the semifinals. Sophomore Lenz Theodor, the only Bulldog to advance to the quarterfinals of the main draw, fell in his first bout of the day but rebounded with a win over Jorge Yunes from IUPUI.

McLoughlin tallied his first collegiate singles victory, as did freshman Zach Ervin.

In doubles play, Raynauld and McLoughlin defeated teams from IUPUI and Western Illinois to finish as the finalist in the back draw top bracket. The tandem of David Dollins and Theodor also picked up a pair of victories, while Herron and Warren scored a win before falling in the next round.

The IU Invitational concludes on Sunday (Sept. 14).

Singles
Raynauld (Butler) def. Blum (Morehead), 6-1, 6-3
Raynauld (Butler) def. Herrlinger (Xavier), 6-2, 6-7 (7), 6-1
Herrron (Butler) def. Lesinski (WIU), 6-2, 7-6
Allare (MSU) def. Herron (Butler), 6-4, 6-1
Warren (Butler) def. Klingenburg (IUPUI), 6-4, 6-2
Warren (Butler) def. Rooney (Xavier), 6-0, 6-3
Bayliss (Butler) def. Riart-Ferrer (Ill. St.), default
Bayliss (Butler) def. Ragee-Nelson (WIU), 6-0, 6-3
Ervin (Butler) def. Jones (WIU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Brooks (MSU) def. Ervin (Butler) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
McLoughlin (Butler) def. Ortiz (WIU), 7-6, 6-2
Medcalf (Morehead) def. McLoughlin (Butler), 6-3, 6-3
Rasmussen (MSU) def. Theodor (Butler), 6-3, 6-1
Theodor (Butler) def. Yunes (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-1
Tunis (IUPUI) def. Shafer (Butler), 6-3, 6-2
Shepard (WIU) def. Dollins (Butler), 6-1, 6-1

Doubles
Raynauld/McLoughlin (Butler) def. Deschow/Yunes (IUPUI), 8-5
Raynauld/McLoughlin (Butler) def. Frisch/Jones (WIU), 9-8 (3)
Herron/Warren (Butler) def. Pretorius/Starr (Xavier), 8-3
Ismael/Torbeck (Xavier) def. Herron/Warren (Butler), 8-3
Dolins/Theodor (Butler) def. Schild/Capalbo (WIU), 8-1
Dolins/Theodor (Butler) def. Hodge/Sundgren (Morehead), 8-5
Hodge/Sundgren (Morehead) def. Shafer/Ervin (Butler), 8-4