Bulls Roll on Day 1 of ITA All-American Event
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – The Bulls won four out of six matches Saturday in the pre-qualifying rounds of the 2013 ITA Men’s All-American Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
“If you’re a nationally ranked player in men’s college tennis, you’re at this event. It’s the by far the highest level of an event that you can play on a national scale this fall,” head coach Matt Hill said. “It was good to see the guys execute well and advance.”
Federico Sabogal didn’t drop a point in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Oral Roberts’ Jason Mechali. Everth Dzib kept things rolling with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Braxton Bates, another Oral Roberts opponent, while Oliver Pramming also won by a 6-3, 6-1 margin over TCU’s Will Stein. Paul Polarczyk had the longest match of the day and made it a successful one by rallying past Wichita State’s Ibian Hodgson, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The All-American Tennis Championships continue through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Follow the action in progress at the tournament central page HERE.
Oliver Pramming (USF) def. Will Stein (TCU), 6-3, 6-1
Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF), 6-2, 6-3
Everth Dzib (USF) def. Braxton Bates (Oral Roberts), 6-3, 6-1
Paul Polarczyk (USF) def. Ibian Hodgson (Wichita St.), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Federico Sabogal (USF) def. Jason Mechali (Oral Roberts), 6-0, 6-0
Brent Lett (Clemson) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF), 6-2, 6-1