Monarch Doubles Team Advances With Upset Over ITA Mideast Regional's Top Team

October 21, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 21, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Monarchs doubles team of junior Henrique Cancado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and sophomore Eidy Igarashi (São José do Rio Preto, Brazil) scored a huge upset at the 2005 ITA Mideast Regional on Friday as they upset the tournament's top seed to reach the quarterfinals.

Cancado and Igarashi defeated top seeded David North and Marko Rajevac of Georgia Tech, 9-7, in today's Round of 16. The Yellow Jacket doubles team is ranked ninth in the Preseason ITA Poll.

Awaiting the Monarchs in the quarterfinals are Billy Mulligan and Colin O'Brien of William & Mary. Mulligan and O'Brien already an upset under their belts after defeating the eighth seeded squad from Wake Forest in the Round of 16 to reach Saturday's quarterfinals.

Singles play also continued on Friday as Cancado, ranked 99th in the ITA Poll, began play today after receiving a bye in the first round. He picked up a straight set, 6-2, 6-3, win over Karl Wishart from host UNC in the Round of 64. In the Round of 32, Cancado came back from a one set deficit to take a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1, victory over Marius Adamaski of Wake Forest.

Cancado's opponent in the Round of 16 is the tournament's top seed, Ludovic Walter of Duke. Walter is ranked second nationally and entered the tournament with a 2-2 record having reached the Round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and the Round of 32 at the ITA All-American Championship last week.

Igarashi finished tournament action going 2-1 in singles action reaching the Round of 32. The 2005 CAA Rookie of the Year began today with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Seo-Jae Chang of nearby Hampton in the Round of 64, before falling 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Marius Adamaski of Wake Forest.

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64: Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. Seo-Jae Chang (Hampton): 6-3, 6-0
64: #99 Henrique Cancado (ODU) def. Karl Wishart (UNC): 6-2, 6-3
32: Andre Iriarte (NCSU) def. Eidy Igarashi (ODU): 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
32: #99 Henrique Cancado (ODU) def. Marius Adamaski (Wake Forest): 1-6, 7-5, 6-1

16: Henrique Cancado/Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. David North/Marko Rajevac (Ga. Tech): 9-7