Yuya Ito, seen in action last year, is ranked in the top 10. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Tennis

Yuya Ito advances to ITA National Fall Championships final

Posted November 9th, 2019

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Top seed Yuya Ito won Saturday at the ITA National Fall Championships in Newport Beach, Calif. to advance to the final.

Ito defeated Valentin Vacherot of Texas A&M 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. He’ll face Damon Kesaris of Saint Mary’s Sunday at 3 p.m.

The win makes it two singles national finals he’ll play in after taking the title at the ITA All-American Championships in October.

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The Texas senior also won the ITA National Fall Championships Sportsmanship Award.

Ito won twice on Friday to advance to the semifinals. He 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 Friday, but an injury kept him from playing in the quarterfinals.

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