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Peers wins 7-5 in third set

Advances to final qualifying round

October 7, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
TULSA, Okla. - Sophomore John Peers posted another win at the ITA All-American on Tuesday advancing to the final round of qualifying at the tournament.

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Peers played a close match with Kean Feeder of Boise State dropping the first match 6-2. The Melbourne, Australia, native rallied taking the second set 6-3 and then clinched the match with his 7-5 win in the third set.

"John played well today, he has had a few really good weeks of practice and it showed today. Last year he lost in the first round of the pre-qualifying draw and a year later he is into the last round of qualifying," head coach David McNamara said.

On Wednesday, Peers will play the winner of Anton Stryhas of Sacramento State and Rudolph Siwy, who is currently ranked third, of Fresno State.

"Providing John plays one point at a time and stays in the moment then the sky is the limit for him. Today's match could have been a little less stressful for me but John wanted to make it a little harder than he needed!! He played well yesterday and has managed to back it up with another good match," McNamara said. "One thing John has struggled with over the year is backing it up match after match and he showed today he is maturing on the tennis court."

Results will be posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as they become available. Fans may also watch the match live through the ITA site as linked on www.goblueraiders.com.

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