Uploaded Ad
Football mm
 

Stropp Battles Back To Advance To Semis At ITA Southern Regionals

Share on Fancred
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

MSU senior Malte Stropp advanced to semifinal play Saturday with a thrilling three-set victory against Auburn's Dan Cochrane.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Day three of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships saw Mississippi State men’s tennis senior Malte Stropp continue his run in singles, pulling out a three-set win to advance to the tournament’s semifinals on Sunday.

Stropp faced 105th-ranked and eighth-seeded Dan Cochrane of Auburn on Saturday in quarterfinals. Ranked No. 40 nationally and the tourney’s No. 3 seed, Stropp dropped the first set 6-3, but fired back in the second by the same score, pushing the match to a deciding third set. Despite being broken early in the third, Stropp broke back and earned a break later in the set to put the match in MSU hands, as he claimed victory 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Stropp now moves on to face Ole Miss’ No. 65 ranked and fifth-seeded William Kallberg in semifinal play on Sunday. The winner will advance to the finals on Monday and earn a spot in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., Nov. 7-10.

In doubles competition, MSU’s sixth-ranked and top-seeded duo of Jordan Angus and Stropp battled Tulane’s Alex Van Cott and Sebastian Rey, falling in a close 8-4 decision in the round of 16. State’s tandem of Florian Lakat and Tassilo Schmid faced off against LSU’s third-seeded team of Boris Arias and Chris Simpson, also in the round of 16. The match was pushed to a tiebreaker, where the LSU duo pulled away to capture an 8-7(2) victory.

For more information on Mississippi State men’s tennis and updates throughout the 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateMT), Facebook (HailStateMT) and Instagram (HailStateMT). Mississippi State athletics can also be found on FanCred by going to http://www.fancred.com/go/hailstate/.

 

MSU Results At The 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships
October 12, 2013 – Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Singles – Main Draw

Quarterfinals – No. 40 Malte Stropp (MSU) [3]  def. No. 105 Dan Cochrane (Auburn) [8] 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles – Main Draw

Third Round – Alex Van Cott/Sebastian Rey (Tulane) def. No. 6 Jordan Angus/Malte Stropp (MSU) [1] 8-4; Boris Arias/Chris Simpson (LSU) [3] def. Florian Lakat/Tassilo Schmid (MSU) 8-7(2)

Numbers preceding names are current national rankings; tournament seedings in brackets


More from HAILSTATE TENNIS (M)

advertisement
STAY CONNECTED
advertisement
2015 Football Gameday
MDOT
Maroon Friday - William Wells Tire
Maroon Friday - Firehouse Subs
Maroon Friday - Shipley's
Maroon Friday - Stromboli's
Maroon Friday - Northeast Mississippi Exterminating
Maroon Friday - Brian Michael's
Penn's Maroon Friday
Copy Cow
Hungry Howies
Aspen Bay
Maroon Friday - Deep South Pout
Jimmy Johns Maroon Friday
MAROON FRIDAY SPONSORS
MSU Athletics
Best Western
Dawg House
Farm Bureau
CSpire
Chevron
Gray Daniels
MDOT
Ford
MSU Athletics
Prime Sport Travel Packages
Vivid Seats