Robert Farah Falls To Top Seed In ITA Semis

Oct. 11, 2008

TULSA, OKLA. - USC junior Robert Farah reached the semifinals of the 2008 D'Novo/ITA Mens All-American Championships today, tacking up a strong win in this morning's quarterfinals before falling to the tournament's top seed in the semifinals at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Farah won his fourth straight match in Tulsa, taking down Ohio State's Steven Moneke 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the main draw this morning. Fifth-seeded Farah then went up against No. 1 seed Oleksandr Nedevysov of Oklahoma State in the afternoon's semifinals. Nedevysov managed a 6-2, 6-1 win over Farah to steal away a shot at the ITA All-American championship, to be held tomorrow in Tulsa.

Playing in the consolation singles bracket, Abdullah Magdas clashed with Virginia's Houston Barrick in the quarterfinals today. Magdas and Barrick got into another three-setter, with Barrick claiming victory with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 decision to move into the consolation semis.

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D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Championships - Tulsa, Okla.

MAIN DRAW SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 9
(5) Robert Farah (USC) def. Austen Childs (LOUIS) - 6-3, 6-2
Bruno Agostinelli (KEN) def. Abdullah Magdas (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
(6) Arnau Brugues (TULSA) def. Gary Sacks (USC) - 7-6 (4), 6-3
(10) John Patrick Smith (TENN) def. Jaak Poldma (USC) - 6-3, 6-4

Round of 32 - Oct. 9
(5) Robert Farah (USC) def. Bradley Klahn (STAN) - 6-2, 6-2

Round of 16 - Oct. 10
(5) Robert Farah (USC) def. Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) - 6-3, 7-5

Quarterfinals - Oct. 11
(5) Robert Farah (USC) def. (11) Steven Moneke (OhioSt) - 6-4, 7-5

Semifinals - Oct. 11
(1) Oleksandr Nedevysov (OklaSt) def. (5) Robert Farah (USC) - 6-2, 6-1

MAIN DRAW CONSOLATION SINGLES
First Round - Oct. 9
Magdas (USC) def. Christoph Muller (RICE) - 6-4, 6-4
Sacks (USC) def. Dominic Inglot (UVA) - 6-4, 6-4

Round of 16 - Oct. 10
Magdas (USC) def. Wire (STAN) - 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Jovita (USF) def. Sacks (USC) - 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3

Quarterfinals - Oct. 11
Barrick (UVA) def. Magdas (USC) - 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

MAIN DRAW DOUBLES
First Round - Oct. 9
Farah/Johnson (USC) def. Sandgren/Smith (TENN) - 8-6

Round of 16 - Oct. 10
Farah/Johnson (USC) def. (5) Cluskey/Venus (LSU) - 9-8 (5)

Quarterfinals - Oct. 10
Donato/Fogelman (UNC) def. Farah/Johnson (USC) - 8-5

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