BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Sophomore Aziz Dougaz opened play in the clay court Player’s Choice Open on Wednesday, advancing to the second round of play after a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win over Evan Zhu. Dougaz will continue play Thursday morning in the round of 32 over the winner of Ronald Slobodchikov and Samuel Bensoussan.
Dougaz started slowly but gained momentum to take the match in three sets and advance to the second round.
“Aziz was able to grit out a tough third set,” associate head coach Ryler DeHeart said. “He found a way to win.”
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