Potvin Advances to Qualifying Draw at D'Novo All-American Championship

Oct. 5, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Eliot Potvin defeated Florida’s Dan Cash, the 24th seeded player, 6-1, 6-4, Sunday afternoon in the pre-qualifying draw at the D’Novo All-American Championships in Tulsa, Fla., and earned a spot in the qualifying draw that begins Monday.

Out of 187 players in the pre-qualifying draw, 16 advanced to the 128-player qualifying draw, which encompasses three rounds and will be announced late Sunday. The main draw (64 players) of the championship begins Thursday. The tournament is being held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

“Eliot played well within himself, and he fought very hard, which are the two keys areas we’ve been working on with him,” said Tech head coach Kenny Thorne. “He’s got to keep doing that, and he’ll keep improving. This is a new tournament now.”

Potvin, who had a bye in Friday’s first round, had defeated John Tragardh of LSU, 6-2, 7-6 (2), and Matt Teivens of Wichita State, 6-1, 7-5, on Saturday.

Tech freshman Kevin King also is in the qualifying draw, and sophomore Guillermo Gomez is seeded into the main draw.

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