Patel, Pramming Advance in Pro Event
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
Both Bulls advanced to the second round of qualifying at the IMG Academy $10K Futures Tournament in Bradenton.
"They had a great attitude on the court today," assistant coach Brandon Wagner said. "They were fired up and eager to play in a professional tournament, and they really carried themselves well."
Patel cruised past American opponent Brandon Donaldson, 6-1, 6-0, and will face Germany's Pirmin Haenle at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Pramming also had control in his first-round match on the way to defeating Drew Halbauer, 6-2, 6-4. Pramming will face Viju George Jr. Saturday morning at 9.
Also on the court for USF on Friday was Federico Sabogal, who was eliminated with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Grayson Goldin.
Players must post four straight wins in qualifying to advance to the tournament's main draw.