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McKie And Salibasic Advance At ITA All-American Championships

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Release: September 29, 2012
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TULSA, Okla - The Drake men's tennis duo of senior James McKie (Edinburgh, Scotland) and sophomore Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina) each registered singles wins to lead the Bulldogs in opening-day action in the pre-qualifying draw of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships on Saturday (Sept. 29).

Each player garnered a first-round bye and opened tournament action needing three victories to advance into the qualifying draw on Monday (Oct. 1).

Salibasic dealt Nate Lammons of SMU a 6-2, 6-2 setback in his contest.  He will face Aliaksandr Malko of Sacramento State on Sunday (Sept. 30) at 11:30 a.m.

McKie posted a 6-3, 6-1 decision past Willie Sublette of UNLV to move on to battle Kevin Metka of Ohio State in a 10:30 a.m. match.

Action at the ITA All-American Championships resumes on Sunday (Sept. 30).

ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEPT. 29, 2012 • TULSA, OKLA.

PRE-QUALIFYING SINGLES

James McKie (DU) def. Willie Sublette (UNLV), 6-3, 6-1

Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Nate Lammons (SMU), 6-2, 6-2

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