Narasimhan Wins Opening Singles Round at ITA All-American
Oct. 1, 2007
TULSA, Okla. - Senior men's tennis player Amrit Narasimhan advanced to the second round of the qualifying bracket at the ITA All-American Championships with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Wisconsin's Jeremy Sonkin, Monday morning. Sonkin was the No. 87 ranked player in the country heading in to the morning match.
With the win, Narasimhan, the No. 98 ranked singles player in the country in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, will now face Baylor's Denes Lukacs, one of the No. 24-32 seeds in the draw. Lukacs will be Narasimhan's second ranked opponent in as many days, as he started the year the No. 78 ranked player in the country.
The second round of singles will be played Tuesday, and the third round will be played on Wednesday. The winners of the third round matches will advance to the main draw of the ITA All-American championships. The last Tiger to make an appearance in the main draw of the All-American was the doubles entry of James Spence and Alex Jago in October of 2005.