Haden Advances to Day 3 of ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying


Oct. 4, 2015

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TULSA, Okla. — Three University of Iowa men’s tennis players competed Sunday in the second round of the 2015 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, held on the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa.

Junior Robin Haden added two more matches to his win column today in the Pre-Qualifying round. Haden defeated Jan Cimrman (NJIT) in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, to start the day. In his second match, Haden dropped the first set before taking the second and third to beat Vasco Valverde of San Francisco, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Haden will face Cristobal Rivera of Loyola Marymount in the final round of the Pre-Qualifying bracket tomorrow at 8 a.m.


“I was really impressed with Robin today. He was aggressive with his feet, played close to the baseline, and used his forehand as a weapon,” said UI head coach Ross Wilson.

Sophomores Lefteris Theodorou and Jake Jacoby dropped their second round matches today. Theodorou was outlasted in three sets, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, against UNLV’s Alexander Cozbinov, while Jacoby fell in straight sets, 7-6(3), 7-5, to Tennessee’s Igor Smelyanski.

Senior Dominic Patrick won his match today, defeating John Milstead of Oklahoma in the consolation bracket in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

Competition continues tomorrow at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

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