The keyword regarding Friday’s singles quarterfinals at the Greenview Development & Majestic Realty Men’s Pro Tennis Open is scheduled. There is an 80% chance of rain at 11 a.m., when the matches are supposed to start, meaning today could be a repeat of Monday’s long rain delays.
Top-seeded Australian Bernard Tomic is set to play No. 5 Colin Markes, a former Longhorn champion, in the first match on Court 3. Tomic, previously ranked as high as No. 17, defeated Martin Breysach, 6-4, 6-4, in a scruffy second-round match. Tomic and Markes (pictured above) have been practice partners this week.
In the other match in the top half of the draw, No. 3 Alexander Cozbinov will face No. 6, Andres Andrade of Ecuador, with both players advancing with three-set, comeback victories. That match is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Court 1.
In the bottom half, No. 2 Jack Pinnington Jones will face another former Longhorn, Christian Sigsgaard of Denmark, in the second match on Court 1. Two unseeded Americans, Micah Braswell (a current Longhorn) and Eric Hadigian, will duke it out on Court 3.
In the doubles semifinals, the third-seeded team of Breysach and Demetris Azoides will face Chad Kissell and Joshua Sheehy on Court 1. Philip Henning, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on Thursday, and Tyler Stewart go against Tadeas Paroulek and Zsombor Velcz on Court 3. The doubles matches won’t start before 2 p.m. but could be much later if there’s rain.
Story by Aaron Sullivan/Photo by Kayla Thompson