Bruch Reaches Semifinals Before Losing at All-American Championships

Oct. 8, 2005

Freshman Matt Bruch's run to the singles title at the Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Tennis All-American championships ended today when was beaten in the semifinals by John Isner of Georgia 7-5 (3), 6-4. Bruch had an impressive opening week as a collegian as he won his first seven matches and came within one match of competing for the singles title.

Isner entered the tournament seeded fourth, but was pushed was by the Cardinal freshman. Bruch won three matches in the qualifying round, then four straight in the main draw before facing Isner. In the quarterfinals today, Bruch defeated D'Argord Luigi of Miami 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles play, Stanford's KC Corkery and James Pade defeated Matija Zgaga and Lars Poerschke of Baylor 8-2 in a quarterfinal match. Corkery and Pade were later eliminated from the tournament after losing to Andreas Silestrom and Marco Born of Middle Tennessee State 8-4 in the semifinal round.

Polo Ralph Lauren Men's Tennis All-American Championships

At University of Tulsa

Singles

Quarterfinals : Matt Bruch (S) d Luigi D'Agord (Miami), 7-5, 6-2

Semifinals: John Isner (Georgia) d. Matt Bruch (S) 7-5 (3), 6-4

Doubles

Quarterfinals: Corkery-James Pade (S) d. Zgaga-Poerschke (Baylor), 8-2

Semifinals: Silestrom-Born (MTSU) d. Corkery-James Pade (S), 8-4

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