Ludovico Cestarollo went 4-0 in singles match play to win the Lenz singles draw of the 47th Farnworth Invitational at Princeton University.
Cestarollo wins title at Princeton invite
October 13, 2015Tweet
Freshman Ludovico Cestarollo capped a strong showing at the 47th Farnworth Invitational with a singles title and semifinal doubles appearance, highlighting the Binghamton men’s tennis showing at Princeton University’s annual event. Fourteen teams sent individuals to the flighted singles and doubles event, which was held at the Lenz Tennis Center and indoors at the Jadwin Gym on Oct. 10-11.
Cestarollo captured the Lenz singles draw with four straight match wins. Unseeded, he beat an opponent from Marist in the round of 16, 7-5, 6-0 to open play. In the quarterfinals, Cestarollo posted a 6-4, 7-5 win over a foe from Boston College. In the semis, he shook off an opening-set loss and rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over an opponent from Wisconsin. In the championship match, Cestarollo defeated Jacob Whalley of Farleigh Dickinson University, 6-4, 6-2.
“It was a solid weekend for Ludovico,” head coach Nick Zieziula said. “Most importantly, he found ways to win in the early rounds when he wasn’t playing his best tennis and then as the tournament went on his game picked up and he was striking the ball well. It was a big improvement from his tournament at home last month but not surprising ... the way he has been focused at practice.”
In doubles, Cestarollo and senior Eliott Hureau won two matches to advance to the semifinals of their draw. They posted wins over pairs from Bucknell and Army before falling to a duo from Wisconsin.
Senior Sid Hazarika picked up a win in the top singles flight, as did junior Vihar Shah in his flight. The pair split two doubles matches.
Hureau went 2-1 in his singles play.
“We need to stay on this track and continue to improve over the last four full weeks of our fall season,” Zieziula said.