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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Mar 27
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Apr 10
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 0
Thursday, Apr 14
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Stanford
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, May 13 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
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