Drake Duo Falls Just Short Of Main Draw At ITA All-American Championships
TULSA, Okla. - Drake men's tennis seniors Anis Ghorbel (Sfax, Tunisia) and James McKie (Edinburgh, Scotland) came within one win of advancing to the main doubles draw of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships on Wednesday (Oct. 3) as the duo registered a 1-1 mark in the qualifying draw on the day.
The 59th-rated Bulldog duo moved into the finals of the qualifying flight after defeating Grant Taylor and Lance Wilhelm of Air Force, 8-6.
In the title match of the bracket, Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M collected an 8-0 victory over Ghorbel and McKie, to end the tandem's pursuit of a berth in the main draw.
In singles, McKie's run in the qualifying draw came to an end after suffering a 6-3, 6-2 setback versus 52nd-rated Alexis Heugas of VCU.
Goodman won the first set against 94th-ranked Daniel Kreyman of Wake Forest, 6-1, before his opponent rallied to post a 1-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 triumph.
Action at the ITA All-American Championships continues on Thursday (Oct. 4).
ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
OCT. 3, 2012 • TULSA, OKLA.
No. 52 Alexis Heugas (VCU) def. James McKie (DU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 94 Daniel Kreyman (WAKE) def. Robin Goodman (DU), 1-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4
No. 59 Anis Ghorbel/McKie (DU) def. Grant Taylor/Lance Wilhelm (AF), 8-6
Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TEXASA&M) def. No. 59 Ghorbel/McKie (DU), 8-0