William Reifeis and Patrick McAuley played into the doubles quarterfinal round and Michael Makio advanced to the semifinals of the consolation bracket of singles play of the 2016 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's Central Region Tournament over the weekend.

Reifeis and McAuley scored three consecutive wins to advance through the tournament played in Michigan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The duo opened with an 8-3 victory versus Daniel Pivonka and Nichola Zazove from Lake Forest College, followed by another 8-3 win against Nathanael Kenworthy and Gregory Sovie from Principia in the round of 32. Reifeis and McAuley beat eighth-seeded Peter Hazlett and Jake Zalenski from Kenyon College 8-4 in the next round to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Wabash duo faced fellow ninth seeds Erik Kerrigan and Ninan Kumar from the University of Chicago, losing a tight 8-5 contest. Kerrigan and Kumar finished second overall in the tourney.

Makio lost his opening match in the singles draw to Konrad Kozlowski from Washington-St. Louis 6-2, 7-6 (4) before starting a three-match march through the consolation bracket. Makio began with a 6-1, 6-3 win versus Eric Poehl from Augustana College, then knocked off Justin Tilford from Greenville 6-1, 6-0 in the second round of the consolation bracket.

Makio faced his own teammate McAuley in the third round, winning 6-2, 6-1. A walkover victory in the quarterfinals over Dane Paulsen from Wheaton pitted Makio against Zalenski from Kenyon. Zelenski won that match 6-1, 6-2 on his way to winning the consolation bracket portion of the tournament.

McAuley and Reifeis both scored a pair of singles wins in the tournament, as well. McAuley defeated Paulo Pliego of Monmouth College in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 10-4) in the first round of the consolation bracket, then won 6-3, 6-3 against Daniel Kroeze from Hope College in round two. Reifeis earned a 6-1, 6-4 win against Victor Krueger from North Central College to open singles play on Friday, followed by a 6-4, 6-2 win against Nick Siciliano from John Carroll in the round of 32.

Makio combined with Andrew Denning to grab two wins in doubles play. The duo captured an 8-2 win in the first round of the consolation bracket against Michael Connolly and Miguel Vaca from Illinois College before posting an 8-2 win versus Matthew Harris and Dominic Polifrone of Baldwin Wallace in the second round.

The main portion of the Little Giants' tennis season will begin with practices in January heading into the opening dual matches versus Augustana and Lake Forest January 28.