A zip tie holds the fence to a pole at the Whitaker tennis facility which the University of Texas tennis teams are using while new facilities are being built on Thursday, May 4, 2017. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Tennis

John Mee advances at ITA All-American Championships

Posted September 30th, 2017

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Texas men’s tennis player John Mee won twice Saturday to advance at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Mee defeated Alex Reco of Arkansas 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the round of 256 in pre-qualifying. He topped Ammar Alhoqbani of Virginia in the next round with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win.

The UT senior will face Santiago Cevallos of San Diego State in the third round of pre-qualifying on Sunday. If he wins twice on Sunday he’ll advance to the qualifying singles draw.

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Colin Markes also competed at the event, winning a match before bowing out in the round of 128.

Markes defeated Nathan Reekie of Omaha 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 before he fell to Ferran Calvo of Oklahoma. The Sooner defeated Markes 6-2, 6-1.

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