Spartan Trio Advances to Round Three at ITA All-American Championships
TULSA, Okla. – On Saturday three different USC Upstate men's tennis players advanced to Sunday's round of pre-qualifying at the ITA All-American Championships at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Edgar Rodriguez opened the tournament with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Soren Goritzka of Texas-Arlington. In the second round, Rodriguez again won in straight sets as the Upstate senior claimed a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Utah's Alejandro Medinilla.
Like Rodriguez, fellow senior Ramiro Blanco also claimed a pair of straight sets victories Saturday. Blanco defeated Texas A&M's Jordan Szabo, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round. Later in the day, Blanco claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Joseph Hattrup of SMU in round two.
Sophomore Matthias Kidler received a double-bye and will begin tournament play tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. (CT) against Spencer Wolf of Northwestern.