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Davis drops heartbreaker at ITA All-American Championships

Sophomore edged in third-set tiebreaker

October 4, 2011 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Sophomore Ben Davis dropped a heartbreaker in the third-set tiebreaker in the second round of qualifying at the 2011 ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday morning at the University of Tulsa’s Case Tennis Center.

“That was really a tough loss for Ben,” head coach Jimmy Borendame said. “It was valuable experience, though, and I know he’ll take what he learned from today’s match to make him even better for the spring.”

Davis earned a 6-2 victory in the first set before falling, 6-3, in the second. The London, England, native trailed 4-3 in the third before rebounding to win the next two games and take the 5-4 advantage over North Florida’s Moritz Buerchner. Buerchner tied the set before the two eventually went to a tiebreaker. Davis struggled in the tiebreaker as Buerchner earned a 7-0 victory to win the set, 7-6.

Later in the day, Davis partnered with freshman Ettore Zito in qualifying doubles action. The duo seesawed back and forth against Wichita State’s David Cavalcanti and Matheus Pereira before falling, 9-7.

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