Yuya Ito celebrates as the Longhorns faced Oklahoma at the Big 12 Championships at the Texas Tennis Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018. [Photo by Texas Athletics]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Yuya Ito advances at ITA National Fall Championships

Posted November 8th, 2019

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Top seed Yuya Ito won twice in singles competition to advance to the semifinals of the ITA National Fall Championships in Newport Beach, Calif.

Ito defeated No. 49 Adrian Boitan of Baylor 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the round of 16. He then topped ninth-ranked Jack Lin of Columbia 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

Christian Sigsgaard also won in the round of 16, but an injury kept him from playing in his quarterfinal match. Sigsgaard defeated John McNally of Ohio State 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 before bowing out of competition. Ito and Sigsgaard won Thursday to advance to the doubles quarterfinals, but Matej Vocel and Dominik Kellovsky of Oklahoma State advanced to the semifinals with Sigsgaard unable to compete.

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Ito will face Valentin Vacherot of Texas A&M in the singles semifinals on Saturday.

Siem Woldeab fell in a close consolation match with Tin Chen of Louisville. Chen won 7-6 (9), 3-6, 6-2.

 

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