Fagundes advances at ITA Oracle Cup with play-in win

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist | wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

SURPRISE, Ariz. – UT Tyler sophomore Arthur Fagundes advanced at the ITA Oracle Cup with a  6-3, 6-2 win over Spencer Watanabe in a Northwest/Southwest play-in match at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Club.

Fagundes never struggled in the match and will now play Aman Manji of Emory at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

ITA ORACLE CUP BRACKET

Fagundes has now won seven straight ITA singles matches without dropping a single set after also running through the ITA Southwest Championship with six wins that culminated with the first regional title in program history. His match on Wednesday opened the national tournament and pitted him against Watanabe of George Fox University in a play-in match.

Manji is the fourth seed in the tournament and did not have a play-in match to advance to face Fagundes. The winner between Fagundes and Manji will play the winner of top-seeded Kai Yuen Leung (Skidmore) and Michael Rozenvasser (Carnegie Mellon) on Friday. The losing players will go to the other side of the tournament bracket where they will face elimination.

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2016 ITA Oracle Cup
  
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Club - Surprise, Arizona
October 13-16, 2016

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