Giron Still Alive in Tulsa

Oct. 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES - UCLA freshman men's tennis player Marcos Giron moved one step closer to qualifying for one of the biggest tournaments of the fall season on Tuesday, as he battled back from a set down to win his second-round qualifying match at the 2011 ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

After losing the first set in a tiebreaker, Giron cruised in the next two sets against Wichita State's Matheus Pereira, eventually winning 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. If Giron can beat fifth-seeded Nikola Bubnic of San Diego on Wednesday, he will earn a spot in Thursday's main draw. UCLA's Adrien Puget and Clay Thompson will also be in action on Thursday, as both were direct entries into the main draw and did not have to go through qualifying.

The Bruins' only other player competing in singles in Tulsa this week was junior Alex Brigham, who suffered a 6-2, 6-3 first-round loss to Lars Behlen of Baylor on Monday.

Click HERE for more information on this week's ITA All-American Championships.

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Saturday, Sep 26 - All Day PST
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Tiburon, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - All Day PST
vs. Saint Francis Health ...
Tulsa, OK
Monday, Oct 05 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Sacramento ...
Sacramento, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA Southwest ...
Malibu, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Las Vegas ...
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, Nov 04 - All Day PST
vs. 59th Annual Southern ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA National ...
Flushing Meadows, NY