Clayton Advances To The Round Of 16 At ITA All-American Championship

Oct. 9, 2008

TULSA, Okla. - Fourth-ranked sophomore Alex Clayton advanced to the Round of 16 in the main draw of the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships singles bracket today in Tulsa after winning his first two matches. Junior Richard Wire and freshman Bradley Klahn both fell out of competition in the main draw, but Wire is still alive in the consolation bracket.

Clayton won his first match easily, dispatching No. 21 Alexey Tsyrenov of Auburn, 6-1, 6-3, but had to tough out his second victory. Against No. 92 Jonas Berg of Mississippi, Clayton went to the tiebreaker on each of the first two sets, dropping the first 6-7(4) but capturing the second 7-6(5) and setting up his come from behind victory with a score of 6-4 in the third set. Clayton will face No. 20 Michael Venus of Louisiana State tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

No. 66 Wire fell in three sets, 5-7, 7-5, 6-1, to Notre Dame's 25th-ranked Brett Helgeson. Wire then went on to upset UNLV's No. 49 Elliot Wronski, 7-6(5), 6-1, and will play Abudllah Magdas, a familiar face from Pac-10 foe Southern California in the Consolation Round of 16 at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Klahn took care of business against No. 22 Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma in the first round of the main draw, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, but fell to fifth-ranked Robert Farah, 6-2, 6-2, ending his campaign in the tournament.

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