Iowa freshman Josh Silverstein won two matches on Sunday to advance to the semifinals at the Big Ten Indoor Singles/Doubles Championships at Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Silverstein, who entered the tournament as the 11th seed, defeated Ruben Weber 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the round of 16 and downed Michigan State’s John Patrick Mullane 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
Junior Dominic Patrick defeated Gijs Linders of Michigan State in the round of 16 before falling to Minnesota’s Felix Corwin in the quarterfinals.
Play continues today with the singles semifinals and finals.
BIG TEN SINGLES/DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Singles Main Draw Round of 16
Josh Silverstein (UI) def. Ruben Weber (MINN): 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Dominic Patrick (UI) def. Gijs Linders (MSU): 6-1, 6-2
Dusty Boyer (NEB) def. Matt Hagan (UI): 6-2, 6-3
Matic Spec (MINN) def. Lefteris Theodorou (UI): 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Singles Main Draw Quarterfinals
Felix Corwin (MINN) def. Dominic Patrick (UI): 6-4, 6-4
Josh Silverstein (UI) def. John Patrick Mullane (MSU): 6-3, 6-3
Andres Estenssoro (IOWA) def. Scott Elsass (NEB): 7-5, 6-2
Jake Jacoby (IOWA) def. Doug Zade (MSU): 6-2, 6-4
Vasilis Stavropolous (NEB) def. Nils Hallestrand (IOWA): 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (7)