Oct. 1, 2006
TULSA, Okla. – David North won his third match of the prequalifying tournament of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships Sunday afternoon to advance to the first round of the qualifying tournament, which begins play Monday morning at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
North, one of the top-16 seeds in the prequalifying tournament, earned a bye in the first round and quickly dispatched Old Dominion’s Rodrigo Souza Saturday afternoon, 6-3, 6-2. The Durban, South Africa native then punched his ticket to the qualifying draw with a 6-4, 6-0 victory Sunday in his third round match against Aaron Phillips of Ball State.
North’s first match in the qualifying tournament will be against Ben Harknett of Rice, and is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT Monday. He will also begin doubles play Monday afternoon, teaming with Eric Molnar against Texas Tech’s Adrian Pripic and Bojan Szumanski. Molnar and North are the No. 1 seed in the qualifying doubles tournament.
The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships include five days of qualifying events that precede the October 5-8 main draw. The 128-player prequalifying tournament took place Sept. 30-Oct. 1. This fed into 128-player and 64-doubles team qualifying tournaments Oct. 2-5, which then feeds into the 64-player, 32-doubles team main draws.
The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships offer the first national singles and doubles titles of the 2006-07 collegiate tennis season, and are followed by the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the third event is the season-ending NCAA Championships in May.
Livestats for all matches at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships can be found at www.tulsahurricane.com.
Georgia Tech in Prequalifying Tournament:
(R1) David North (GT) advanced via bye
(R2) North (GT) def. Rodrigo Souza (ODU), 6-3, 6-2
(R3) North (GT) def. Aaron Phillips (Ball St.), 6-4, 6-0*
*North advances to the Qualifying Tournament