Cevallos Falls in Pre-Qualifying Singles at ITA Event
Oct. 1, 2017
TULSA, Okla. -- After posting two victories to open the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships, San Diego State men's tennis senior Santiago Cevallos (Queretaro, Mexico) came up short in his quest to qualify for the main singles draw Sunday after falling in the round of 64 of the pre-qualifying bracket at Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
Cevallos was dealt a 6-4, 6-1 defeat by John Mee of Texas, who also won his round of 32 match later in the afternoon against Nebraska's Isaac Nortey by a 6-3, 6-2 count.
The Aztecs also had three players competing in the pre-qualifying consolation bracket, with sophomore Joel Popov (Tampere, Finland) posting the lone victory of the bunch after knocking off Luis Heredia of Marquette in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. However, junior Sander Gjoels-Andersen (Klampenborg, Denmark) was not as fortunate in his encounter with Columbia's Austen Huang, dropping a 6-2, 6-2 decision, while sophomore Arnaud Restifo (Nice, France) was dispatched by Jack Molloy of California by a similar 6-3, 6-2 tally.
Cevallos will join forces with Gjoels-Andersen on Monday in the qualifying doubles bracket, while Popov teams with Restifo.
San Diego State will return to Montezuma Mesa next weekend when it plays host to the Aztec Fall Invitational, Oct. 5-8, at Aztec Tennis Center.
Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships
Pre-Qualifying Singles--Round of 64
Pre-Qualifying Singles Consolation