BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two days after advancing to the main draw of the 2013 USTA Players’ Choice Open, Mississippi State men’s tennis senior Malte Stropp earned a straight-sets victory Wednesday to advance to the main draw’s round of 16 at the USTA Futures event.
Stropp squared off against incoming Kentucky freshman Trey Yates, who is a top 25 junior in the United States. The MSU senior saw little resistance from Yates, taking a 6-2, 6-1 victory and punching his ticket to the round of 16.
Day two of Stropp’s main draw play, on Thursday, will be a showdown against the tourney’s eighth-seeded Evan King, who is a former three-time ITA All-American at Michigan.
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MSU Results At The 2013 USTA Players’ Choice Open
October 23, 2013 – Birmingham, Ala.
Singles – Main Draw
First Round – Malte Stropp (MSU) def. Trey Yates 6-2, 6-1
Numbers preceding names are current national rankings; tournament seedings in brackets