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Texas freshman advances at the DropshotLLC Men’s Pro Tennis Open

Posted November 22nd, 2019

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Siem Woldeab rallied to take a quarterfinal victory at the DropshotLLC Men’s Pro Tennis Open at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday.

Woldeab defeated Evan Zhu 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals.

The Texas freshman continued his impressive run after a straight-sets victory Thursday. Woldeab topped Leighton Allen, a Texas signee, 6-3, 6-1 in the round of 16.

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Also competing at the event is former Longhorn George Goldhoff. He and doubles partner Jaime Bendeck took a 6-2, 6-4 win over Ricardo Alban and Diaz Jalil in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

In Thursday’s main singles draw, Cleeve Harper and Yuya Ito didn’t advance. Ito conceded a walkover to Jacob Fearnley while Harper fell to Harrison Adams 6-2, 6-2.

Ito earned a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Alen Avidzba in the round of 32 Wednesday.

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