Wire, Klahn Move On In Qualifying Singles, Fall In Doubles
Oct. 7, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - No. 66 sophomore Richard Wire and freshman Bradley Klahn were both victorious in their respective qualifying singles matches today and will move on to third round matches at 9 a.m. CT tomorrow, but fell as a pair in the first round of a close match in the qualifying doubles bracket.
Wire handled Old Dominion's Aleksandr Seleznev in three sets. After going down 7-5 in the first set, Wire rallied to win the next two 6-3, 6-3. Wire will face Alabama's tenth-seeded and 57th-ranked Mathieu Thibaudeau on Court 6.
Klahn nearly knocked off Tennessee's eighth-seeded and 55th-ranked Boris Conkic in straight sets, but needed the third to finally put him away. Klahn took the first set 6-4, and was narrowly edged in the second set's tie-breaker 6-7 (5). Klahn then jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third set, and defeated Conkic 6-4 to advance. Klahn will square off against No. 116 Johnny Parkes of New Mexico tomorrow on Court 5.
On the doubles side of things, the Stanford pair fell just short of advancing, losing in the tiebreaker 9-8 (4) to Miami's David Rosenfeld and David Simon.
Video and live stats are available for tomorrow's singles matches and can be followed at http://tulsahurricane.cstv.com/livestats/m-tennis/TulsaTennis.html.