CARY, North Carolina – Senior Rafael Aita rallied for a three-set victory over Wake Forest’s Nicky Kunz to move into the Singles Round of 16 at the ITA Carolina Men’s Tennis Regional Friday at Cary Tennis Park.

Aita, the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Year, bounced back from a narrow loss in the first set to post a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 decision over Kunz late Friday. In another Round of 32 matchup, Duke’s Bruno Semenzato topped Seahawk sophomore Christiaan Van der Burgh, 6-4, 6-0.

Two of UNCW’s three doubles teams advanced following first and second-round action Friday. In first-round doubles action, Zach Hublitz and Van der Burgh downed UNC’s James Coxe and Ryan Hoskins, 8-5, and Santtu Leskinen and Kaue Pereira defeated Winthrop’s Yuta Hirokawa and Steve Patrick by an identical score. Aita and Sam Williams were awarded a bye as the No. 2 seed.

Hublitz and Van der Burgh will join Aita and Williams in third-round play Saturday. Hutbliz and Van der Burgh topped Winthrop’s Juan Pablo Boada and Corey Decandia, 8-3, while Aita and Williams, playing their first match in the draw, thumped Elon’s Jordan Kaufman and Robert Lindgren, 8-2.

Action in singles and doubles continues early Saturday in the bracketed event in the Triangle.