Five Camels Win Titles at Jeff Frank Invitational
DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Campbell University men's tennis team took home four flight championships this past weekend at the Jeff Frank Invitational, hosted by Davidson College. Fernando Guillen, David Clavera, and Josep Baro all won singles titles while August Iwdal and Ondrej Kralik won a doubles title.
The invitational was a flight championship for both singles and doubles with each flight carrying a weighted point system. The top flight, No. 1, carried eight points and went all the way down to flight No. 8, which carried one point. In doubles it was the top flight, No. 1, carrying four points all the way down to the No. 4 spot, which was worth one point.
Guillen was the winner of the flight one singles championship. The Mexico native began his tournament run on Friday by defeating Chris Mark of Davidson (6-4, 6-3). He then knocked off Jack Williams of Charlotte (7-6, 6-1) on Saturday to claim the title. Guillen improved his fall singles record to 6-3.
Clavera won back to back matches on Saturday to claim the flight three singles championship. Clavera knocked off Calum Gee of Davidson (6-0, 6-1) and Alain Humblet of ASU (4-6, 7-6, 10-8). The Barcelona, Spain native is now 4-3 in the fall season.
Baro finished 3-0 in the tournament to claim the flight five singles championship. The junior defeated Davidson's Robert Lightbourn 6-3, 6-0 on Friday and Nate Shanok of Charlotte (4-6, 6-3, 10-4) and Andrew Mckinnon of ASU (6-2, 6-0) on Saturday. Baro was the only camel to finish undefeated in singles play at the tournament.
Iwdal and Kralik won the flight two doubles championship. The duo knocked off Ethan Kallick and Connor Evins (9-7) of Davidson and Paul Cisti and Alex Webber (8-2) of Charlotte. This was the second championship of the fall season for Iwdal and Kralik after winning the flight B doubles title at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational on September 18. The duo is 6-1 this fall season.
Campbell returns to the courts next weekend, October 7, at the Elon Fall Invitational.