Hanzlik Drops Tough First Round Match at ITA All-American Championships
Oct. 1, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - Penn State men's tennis sophomore Tomas Hanzlik(Prague, Czech Republic) dropped a tough Qualifying Singles First Round match at the ITA Men's All-American Championships on Monday. Through the Prequalifying and Qualifying rounds, Nittany Lions picked up five total wins. The Qualifying Doubles bracket will start on Tuesday, with two different pairs representing Penn State.
In his first round match, Hanzlik battled fellow Big Ten player, Purdue's Aaron Dujovne. After dropping the first set 6-3, Hanzlik fell 7-6(7) in a tough second set. Over the weekend Russell Bader(Austin, Texas) and Bryan Welnetz(Laredo, Texas) both picked up a pair of singles wins in the Prequalifying round. Bader defeated TCU's William Edward-Stein(6-2, 6-3) and Texas' Jacoby Lewis(7-6, 7-5) to advance to the third round. However, he fell in that round to TCU's Facundo Lugones(3-6, 6-3, 7-5).
The senior, Welnetz, knocked off Clemson's Dominique Maden(6-2, 7-5) and New Mexico State's Luis Fernando-Ramirez(6-4, 6-4). In the third Round, Welnetz dropped a tough match against Florida State's Dominic Cotrone(6-1, 4-6, 6-3).
Roman Trkulja(Toronto, Canada)also picked up a singles win with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Xavier's Brandon MacDonald.
Bader and Trkulja will combine in the Qualifying Doubles Round. Hanzlik and Welnetz will also pair up to compete in the bracket.
Please check back to gopsusports.com throughout for updates throughout the tournament. Information on the All-American Championships can also be found at http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/MensAllAmerican.htm
First Round) Russell Bader(PSU) def. William Edward-Stein(TCU), 6-2, 6-3
Mesa Mei(XAV) def. Roman Trkulja(PSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Bryan Welnetz(PSU) def. Dominique Maden(CLEM), 6-2, 7-5
Second Round) Russell Bader(PSU) def. Jacoby Lewis(Texas), 7-6, 7-5
Bryan Welnetz(PSU) def. Luis Fernando-Ramirez(NMSU), 6-4, 6-4
Third Round) Facundo Lugones(TCU) def. Russell Bader(PSU), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Dominic Cotrone(FSU) def. Bryan Welnetz(PSU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Bonus Match) Roman Trkulja(PSU) def. Brandon MacDonald(XAV), 6-3, 6-3
First Round) Aaron Dujovne(PUR) def. Tomas Hanzlik(PSU), 6-3, 7-6(7)