Blue Raiders Begin ITA All-America Championships

Richard Advances to Third Round

September 29, 2007 · MT Medai Relations
TULSA, Okla. - Junior Morgan Richard won his match on Saturday afternoon to begin the 2007 Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-America Championships

Richard had a bye to begin pre-qualifying but in the second round of play Bobby Deye of Florida State withdrew due to an injury giving Richard the automatic win.

Richard will play the winner of Chris Pares of New Mexico and Oklahoma's Ryan Thomas at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

"Morgan didn't feel to well so it worked out great that he had the day off today. He practiced this afternoon and is feeling much better so he should be ready to go tomorrow," head coach David McNamara said.

Freshman John Peers fell to Brad Mixson of Florida State, 7-6(5), 6-4 in his first match of the tournament. "John had some chances early. He was up 5-4 and in a pretty good situation to take care of the match but things got away from him. Mixson picked up a lot of confidence and took advantage of some bad breaks for John," McNamara said.

Results from the Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-America Championship will be available on www.goblueraiders.com

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