Clayton Falls In NCAA Singles Quarterfinals
May 23, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Sophomore No. 21 Alex Clayton saw his 2009 season come to a close today after falling to Mississippi's No. 30 Devin Britton in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship at Texas A&M University.
Clayton took the first set, 4-6, but lost a pivotal tiebreaker in the second 7-6(3). The third set was hotly contested, but Britton was able to pull out a 6-4 set victory to win the match.
Clayton made yet another impressive run in the NCAA Singles Championship, after advancing to the semifinals last year and upsetting two top-15 opponents this year.
The Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native ends the season with a 32-11 overall record (14-5 dual, 13-12 versus nationally-ranked opponents).
Alex Clayton in the NCAA Singles Tournament
Round of 64: No. 21 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. No. 45 Jordan Rux (Baylor) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Round of 32: No. 21 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. No. 3 Bryan Koniecko (Ohio State) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1
Round of 16: No. 21 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. No. 12 Nate Schnugg (Georgia) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Quarterfinal: No. 30 Devin Britton (Mississippi) d. No. 21 Alex Clayton (Stanford), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4