Illini Finish Play At Louisville Fall Invitational

 

Louisville, KY – Senior Evan Zeder and freshman Andrew Eklov concluded their weekend play today at the Louisville Fall Invitational as they both dropped their finals matches in the top two flight divisions. Zeder, who played in the "A" flight finished the weekend 4-1 in singles and 1-1 in doubles, playing with freshman Brandon Davis. Eklov completed the weekend 4-1 as well in singles, he played in the "B" flight.

In the "A" flight, Zeder played Slavko Radman, who is one of Louisville's top players. Radman had trouble handling Zeder in the first set as Zeder rolled 6-3. The Illini senior then allowed Radman back into the match with some errors in the second set and the confidence began to grow as the Cardinal took control in the second and third winning 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

"Our goal coming down here was to play a lot and we did that by playing 14 matches," Illini head coach Tiley said. "Evan played great early and was dominating Radman until he let back into the match in the second set."

Eklov faced off against Marcus Sundh of Kentucky in the "B" flight final. The freshman from California kept it close throughout, but too many errors and freshman mistakes kept him from nabbing the tight match as he slipped 7-5, 7-6 (3) in today's match.

"Andrew made some rookie mistakes today," Tiley said. "The good thing is he played great all weekend and was able to play a lot of tennis."

For results from the Louisville Invitational please visit www.uoflsports.com.

Louisville Invitational Results
Singles Final:
Flight "A"
Slavko Radman (Louisville) def. Evan Zeder (ILL): 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

Flight "B"
Marcus Sundh (Kentucky) def. Andrew Eklov (ILL); 7-5, 7-6 (3)


Story courtesy the University of Illinois


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