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Four Bulldogs To Play In Qualifying Finals At USTA Pensacola Futures

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Freshman Jordan Angus was one of four Bulldogs to advance to the final round of qualifying play Sunday at the USTA Pensacola Futures.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Kallenberg

PENSACOLA, Fla. - In third-round action Sunday, four Mississippi State men's tennis players advanced to the finals of qualifying play at the USTA Pensacola Futures with victories.

MSU's Pedro Dumont, the qualifying round's top seed, fought off a tough first set to claim a straight-sets victory against Wataru Nakagawa 7-6(3), 6-3. State's other two seeded players, Stefan Vinti (No. 6 seed) and Romain Bogaerts (No. 7 seed) also earned straight-set wins. Vinti defeated Ognjen Samardzic 6-4, 6-2. Bogaerts overpowered Joan-Marc Grimal-Ferrer 6-2, 6-3.

State freshman Jordan Angus was the fourth Bulldog to punch his ticket to Monday's final round. Angus upended Davis Mark Dawson 6-0, 6-2.

MSU senior James Chaudry and junior Malte Stropp both saw their run to the final round cut short by injury. Chaudry dropped his match to No. 2 seed Florent Diep after retiring in the first set due to injury with the score 4-1. Stropp was also forced to retire after dropping his first set to Jarred Wynan 6-4.

All four remaining Bulldogs will compete in final round action tomorrow, with the winners earning a spot in the main draw, which will begin Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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 USTA Futures

October 28, 2012 - Pensacola, Fla.

Singles - Qualifying

Third Round - Pedro Dumont (MSU) [1] def. Wataru Nakagawa 7-6(3), 6-3; Florent Diep [2] def. James Chaudry (MSU) 4-1 (ret.); Jordan Angus (MSU) def. Davis Mark Dawson 6-0, 6-2; Stefan Vinti (MSU) [6] def. Ognjen Samardzic 6-4, 6-2; Romain Bogaerts (MSU) [7] def. Joan-Marc Grimal-Ferrer 6-2, 6-3; Jarred Wynan def. Malte Stropp (MSU) 6-4, (ret.)

Seedings in brackets


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