Oct. 3, 2010
Tulsa, Okla. – Dean O’Brien, Dusan Miljevic and Juan Spir each advanced to the third round of the pre-qualification portion of the D’Novo Men’s ITA All-American Tennis Championships, the first national singles and doubles titles of the 2010-11 collegiate tennis season.
Miljevic, a junior from Novi Sad, Serbia, won twice Saturday in straight sets, beating Joe Wood of New Mexico and Jens Vorkefeld of Denver by the identical score of 6-4, 6-3, to make the round of 64.
O’Brien, a senior from Benmore, South Africa, and Spir, a sophomore from Medellin, Colombia, each had first-round byes. O’Brien eased past Valentin Mihai of Wichita State in the round, 6-0, 6-3, while Spir defeated Szymon Tataczyk of Purdue, 6-2, 6-3.
Sophomore Magin Ortiga won his first round match in three sets over SMU’s Robert Lambeth, but was eliminated in the round of 128, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, by UCLA’s Clay Thompson.
The tournament includes six rounds of prequalifying and qualifying matches before the main draw commences Thursday. Two more rounds of pre-qualifying are scheduled for Sunday, after which sixteen players will advance to the qualification stage, which begins Monday. The D’Novo/ITA Men’s All-American Championships, hosted by the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla. for the fourth straight year.
D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships, Tulsa, Okla.
Pre-Qualification Draw Results – Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
Round of 256
Magin Ortiga d. Robert Lambeth (SMU), 6-7, 6-0, 6-3
Dean O’Brien, bye
Dusan Miljevic d. Joe Wood (New Mexico), 6-4, 6-3
Juan Spir, bye
Round of 128
Clay Thompson (UCLA) d. Ortiga, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
O’Brien d. Valentin Mahai (Wichita State), 6-0, 6-3
Miljevic d. Jens Vorkefeld (Denver), 6-4, 6-3
Spir d. Szymon Tataczyk (Purdue), 6-2, 6-3
Round of 64 – Sunday (all times Eastern)
O’Brien vs. Andrew Butz (Florida), 10 a.m.
Miljevic vs. Eric West (Oklahoma State), 12:30 p.m.
Spir vs. Krzysztof Muzalewski (Old Dominion), 2 p.m.