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Texas A&M’s Habib & Kumar Advance to Third Round at ITA All-American

Posted: 10:40 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 23:40:12-04
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TULSA, OKLA. — Texas A&M’s Hady Habib and Pranav Kumar advanced to the third round of the 2019 ITA Men’s Tennis All-American Championship qualifying draw at the Case Tennis Center on the campus of Tulsa University on Monday.

Habib and Kumar opened the day with their first ranked win as a duo as they outlasted David Goulak and Ivan Thamma of UC Davis. In the second round the Maroon & White pair picked up a straight set win over Jackson Fine and Jonathan Sheehy of Abilene Christian. Habib and Kumar will take on Henrik Korsgaard and Brandon Perez of Virginia Tech on Tuesday for a place in the main draw beginning on Wednesday.

In the singles draw, Noah Schachter defeated No. 90 Stepan Holis of New Mexico to advance to the second round where he will take on Jacob Fearnley of TCU. No. 72 Barnaby Smith dropped a three-setter to No. 118 Tim Ruehl of Arizona State and will take on Siem Woldeab of Texas in the consolation draw.

The tournament’s qualifying draw began on Monday and concludes on Tuesday. The main draw opens Oct. 9 and concludes with the singles and doubles finals on Oct. 13.

2019 ITA Men’s All-American Championships
Tulsa, Okla. – Case Tennis Center
Singles
Pre-Qualifying
First Round
Pierce Rollins (TAMU) def. Alex Reco (Ark) 7-6(2), 6-2
Pranav Kumar (TAMU) def. Tom Kruse (UMKC) 6-2, 6-2
Ross Watson (Pacific) def. Stefan Storch (TAMU) 7-6(3), 6-3
Austin Abbrat (TAMU) def. Marcello Moreira (ORU) 6-1, 6-3
Guido Marson (TAMU) def. Vikash Singh (Ind) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
Second Round
Sebastian Rodriguez (UTSA) def. Pranav Kumar (TAMU) 6-4, 6-4
Pierce Rollins (TAMU) def. Rafael Izquierdo Luque (NC St) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Christopher Edge (MTSU) def. Austin Abbrat (TAMU) 6-3, 6-2
Andrew Zhang (Duke) def. Guido Marson (TAMU) 6-3, 7-6
Third Round
Pierce Rollins (TAMU) vs. Makey Rakotomalala (ASU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Qualifying
First Round
No. 118 Tim Ruehl (AZ State) def. No. 72 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Noah Schachter (TAMU) def. No. 90 Stepan Holis (UNM) 6-4, 6-2
Second Round
Noah Schachter (TAMU) vs Jacob Fearnley (TCU)
Consolation
First Round
No. 72 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) vs Siem Woldeab (Texas)
Doubles
Qualifying
First Round
Pranav Kumar / Hady Habib (TAMU) def. No. 43 David Goulak / Ivan Thamma (UCD) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
Tadas Babelis / Yannai Barkai (NC St) def. Stefan Storch / Pierce Rollins (TAMU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
Juan Pablo Cenoz / Kody Pearson (Tulsa) def. Austin Abbrat / Guido Marson (TAMU) 7-6(1), 2-6, 10-8
Second Round
Pranav Kumar / Hady Habib (TAMU) def. Jackson Fine / Jonathan Sheehy (ACU) 6-4, 6-4
Third Round
Pranav Kumar / Hady Habib (TAMU) vs. Henrik Korsgaard / Brandon Perez (VT)