Junger advances to third round of ITA All-American Championships
TULSA, Okla. — Yannick Junger advanced to the third round of the pre-qualifying singles draw to highlight action for UTSA at this past weekend's ITA All-American Championships.
Junger opened the bracket with a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Duk Young Park of Morgan State and then downed Mississippi State's Robin Haden in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) in the second round. The junior from Stuttgart, Germany, was ousted by Penn State's Tomas Hanzlik in the third round by scores of 6-4, 6-4.
Diogo Casa, Joel Rubio and Tomas Stillman also posted first-round victories in the draw.
Casa outlasted Jocelyn Devilliers of Wichita State, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Rubio swept Nevada's Quentin Mege by a 6-3, 6-2 count and Stillman took care of Matthew Campbell of Oklahoma State, 6-1, 6-1.
However, that trio of Roadrunners was eliminated in the second round.
UTSA will return to action this weekend at the Ron Westbrooks Invitational (Oct. 4-6).
2013 ITA All-American Championships
Michael D. Case Tennis Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29
Pre-Qualifying Singles First Round
Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Duk Young Park (Morgan State) 7-5, 6-3
Dan Rodefeld (Bradley) def. Harley Pearson (UTSA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Quentin Mege (Nevada) 6-3, 6-2
Tomas Stillman (UTSA) def. Matthew Campbell (Oklahoma State) 6-1, 6-1
Diogo Casa (UTSA) def. Jocelyn Devilliers (Wichita State) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Yannick Junger (UTSA) def. Robin Haden (Mississippi State) 6-2, 6-1
Jonas Dierckx (Iowa) def. Diogo Casa (UTSA) 6-1, 6-1
David Holiner (Texas) def. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) 7-6 (3), 2-6, 7-6 (7)
Rafael Rondino (UAB) def. Joel Rubio (UTSA) 7-6 (3), 6-3
Tomas Hanzlik (Penn State) def. Yannick Junger (UTSA) 6-4, 6-4
Michael Reilly (Penn State) def. Harley Pearson (UTSA) 6-3, 6-3