Trio of Tigers Advance to Singles Quarterfinals at Ohio Valley Regional
Go Tigers! Connor Glennon came back from 4-1 down in the third to win 6-4 and advance to the singles quarterfinals.
Go Tigers!
Connor Glennon came back from 4-1 down in the third to win 6-4 and advance to the singles quarterfinals.
Go Tigers!

Oct. 21, 2012

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MEMPHIS - - Three Tigers singles players advanced to the quarterfinals in the singles draw at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals held at The Racquet Club of Memphis, Sunday.

David O'Leary was the first Tiger into the quarterfinals, with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Tennessee's Brandon Fickey. O'Leary will face No. 12 seeded Ryan Lipman of Vanderbilt at 10 a.m., Monday. Lipman took out the tournament's top seed, Anthony Rossi, in the Round of 16 to earn the match-up with O'Leary. Joe Salisbury, who made a run all the way from the prequalifying to the main draw at the ITA All-Americans, upended No. 6 seeded Sebastian Stiefelmeyer from Louisville, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5, to earn a match-up against No. 2 seeded Mikelis Libietis of Tennessee at 11 a.m., Monday.

Connor Glennon made it three for five for the Tigers into the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind thriller. Glennon, the No. 10 seed in the draw, dropped his first set, 6-3, then rallied back for a 7-5 second set win over No. 8 seeded Isade Juneau from Indiana. Glennon then found himself down 4-1 in the third, but came all the way back to win the final set, 6-4, to advance to an 11 a.m. match against Tom Jomby from Kentucky, the No. 4 seed.

Fellow Tigers David O'Hare and Johnny Grimal were not quite as lucky as their teammates. Grimal came close to overhauling the No. 3 seed in the draw, but fell 7-5, 7-6 to Vanderbilt's Gonzales Austin, while O'Hare fell to Jomby, 6-4, 6-2, missing a possible match-up with teammate Connor Glennon in the quarterfinals.

Singles Results
Round of 16

No. 12 seed Ryan Lipman (Vanderbilt) def. No. 1 Anthony Rossi (Kentucky), 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
No. 7 David O'Leary (Memphis) def. No. 13 Brandon Fickey (Tennessee), 6-4, 7-6
No. 3 seed Gonzales Austin (Vanderbilt) def. No. 17 Johnny Grimal (Memphis), 7-5, 7-6
No. 9 Ben Davis (Middle Tennessee) def. Dimitrije Tasic (Indiana), 6-0, 6-2
No. 10 Connor Glennon (Memphis) def. No. 8 Isade Juneau (Indiana), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
No. 4 Tom Jomby (Kentucky) def. No. 17 David O'Hare (Memphis), 6-4, 6-2
No. 15 Joe Salisbury (Memphis) def. No. 6 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (Louisville), 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
No. 2 Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee) def. No. 17 Christoph Lang (Middle Tennessee), 6-0, 6-3
Monday Quarterfinals Schedule
No. 7 David O'Leary (Memphis) vs. No. 12 Ryan Lipman (Vanderbilt), 10 a.m.
No. 3 Gonzales Austin (Vanderbilt) vs. No. 9 Ben Davis (Middle Tennessee), 10 a.m.
No. 4 Tom Jomby (Kentucky) vs. No. 10 Connor Glennon (Memphis), 11 a.m.
No. 2 Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee) vs. No. 15 Joe Salisbury (Memphis), 11 a.m.
Championship Doubles - 9 a.m. -
No. 1 Collins/Libietis (Tennessee) vs. No. 2 Jomby/Lai (Kentucky)



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