By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA – Oliver Pramming and freshman Vadym Kalyuzhnyy both earned their first professional points by advancing to the second round of the main draw at the Bluewater Bay Pro Circuit Championships on Wednesday in Niceville, Fla.
Both players made it through four rounds of qualifying and Kalyuzhnyy kept cruising along with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Piero Luisi. Luisi was No. 12 in the world as a junior player and he's been ranked as highly as No. 471 by the ATP. Luisi is currently ranked No. 1,082 by the ATP.
Pramming, a junior, won his third consecutive three-set match by getting past Lucas Renard, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Renard has been ranked as highly as No. 672 by the ATP and currently ranks No. 925.
Both Bulls are now within one more victory of making the quarterfinals at the USTA Pro Circuit event.
"These guys are doing a great job of showing what it means to be a Bull," head coach Matt Hill said. "We have talked about it a lot and now they are walking it out on some big stages. We couldn't be more excited for them."