Sooner junior John Warden advances to day two of the tournament.
Sept. 29, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma junior John Warden advanced to the third round of pre-qualifying at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla., after winning two matches Saturday.
Warden, a Tulsa native, beat Southern Illinois’ Johnny Rigby in the first round 6-3, 7-6, and finished the first day by defeating Bradley University senior Justin Abrams, 6-3, 6-2.
Sooners Lawrence Formentera, Nick Papac and Ryan Proctor were ousted from the tournament Saturday. Formentera fell to Clemson’s Ayrton Wibowo, 6-1, 7-5, Papac to North Carolina’s William Parker, 6-1, 6-3, and Proctor to Vanderbilt’s Kris Yee, 6-0, 6-0.
Rain suspended play at the championships in the early evening. The tournament was finally moved indoors due to unrelenting rain. Tournament play will resume Sunday.
ITA No. 57 Peerakit Siributwong and No. 97 Dane Webb, and Sooner freshmen Axel Alvarez Llamas and Leonard Stakhovsky begin play Monday, Oct. 1, in the singles qualifying rounds. The duos of Webb and Alvarez Llamas, and Siributwong and Stakhovsky will also compete in the qualifying rounds in doubles that take place on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
No. 28 Guillermo Alcorta takes the court in the main draw Thursday, Oct. 4.
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