Bulldog Duo Earns Big Victory To Advance At ITA All-American

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The No. 41 doubles team of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp upset the No. 6 doubles tandem of John Collins and Hunter Reese Thursday in Tulsa.
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TULSA, Okla. - It was a long and tough battle, but the 41st-ranked Mississippi State doubles tandem of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp upset the sixth-ranked Tennessee duo of John Collins and Hunter Reese 8-5 Thursday night in the first round of the ITA All-American Championships. The tournament is the first major of the college tennis season.

The State doubles team was actually defeated in the final round of qualifying Wednesday, but received a Lucky Loser bid into the main draw late Wednesday night to face the third-seeded team from Knoxville Thursday. The win advanced Angus and Stropp to Friday's round of 16 where they will face 17th-ranked David Hopkins and Amogh Prabhakar of Wake Forest.

In singles action Thursday, senior James Chaudry won his first match in a walkover by default when his opponent was unable to play. Chaudry then faced No. 15 Mikelis Libietis of Tennessee (seeded 13th) in the second round, but fell in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Stropp began his day with singles before his doubles triumph. Stropp faced Washington's 13th-ranked and 11th-seeded Kyle McMorrow in the first round, dropping his match 6-3, 6-0. In consolation play, Stropp rebounded to defeat 50th-ranked Leandro Toledo of Minnesota 6-4, 6-2. The junior from Dusseldorf, Germany, will face Tennessee's 34th-ranked Hunter Reese in the consolation round of 16 Friday.

Follow the ITA on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ITAtennis) for updates and news from Tulsa. For more information on Mississippi State men's tennis, follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (www.twitter.com/mstatemt) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mstatemt).

 

MSU Results At The ITA All-American Championships
October 4, 2012 - Tulsa, Okla.

Singles - Main Draw

First Round - No. 41 James Chaudry (MSU) def. Esben Hess-Olesen (North Carolina) by default; No. 13 Kyle McMorrow (Washington) def. No. 47 Malte Stropp (MSU) 6-3, 6-0.

Second Round - No. 15 Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee) def. No. 41 James Chaudry (MSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles - Main Draw

First Round - No. 41 Jordan Angus/Malte Stropp (MSU) def. No. 6 John Collins/Hunter Reese (Tennessee) 8-5.

Singles - Main Draw Consolation

First Round - No. 47 Malte Stropp (MSU) def. No. 50 Leandro Toledo (Minnesota) 6-4, 6-2.
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