Oct. 5, 2009
O’Brien, a junior from Benmore, South Africa, fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Sebastian Vidal of William & Mary. Potvin, a junior from Hampden, Maine, lost to Jaime Pulgar of NC State, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Their teammate, junior Guillermo Gomez of Alicante, Spain, the nation’s No. 5-ranked player, is seeded in the main draw of the event which begins Thursday. Gomez and O’Brien also are playing as a doubles team in the qualifying draw.