|Bendeck advances in Pro event|
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Idaho tennis player Jose Bendeck made a strong showing playing as an amateur in a professional event this week.
Bendeck won three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw in singles at the 10K ITF Futures tournament, and in the main draw he knocked off Pedro Bernardi of Brazil in the first round before falling to Christopher Diaz-Figueroa in the round of 16.
On the doubles side Bendeck teamed up with Tigre Han to knock off the second-seeded pairing in the draw, Diaz-Figueroa and Jose Hernandez to reach the quarterfinal.
“Jose is having a great week and I am excited to see how this carries over into his senior year,” Idaho tennis coach Jeff Beaman said. “The doubles pairing they beat is two guys who are established on the tour. Jose has always had all the potential in the world but has really mentally matured over this last year and has gotten himself in the best shape he has been in since coming to college so it is great to see him rewarded with these results for the growth he has made as an athlete.”
Bendeck and Hank will face Alejandro Moreno Figueroa and Luis Patino for a spot in the doubles semifinals.