Tulsa, Okla. – A day after being named the nation’s Most Improved Player by the ITA, Florida State senior Benjamin Lock advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Vanderbilt’s Daniel Valent at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center Wednesday afternoon.
Lock, ranked No. 11 in the country and seeded 9-16 for the draw, overcame an early break to take down No. 36 Valent. After Valent went up 2-0 in the first set, Lock won the next 11 games to take a 6-2, 5-0 lead before serving for the win in commanding fashion. It was Lock’s 16th win against a ranked opponent this season.
In the second round, Lock will face either No. 28 Ronnie Schneider of North Carolina or No. 122 Santtu Leskinnen of UNC Wilmington. Match times will be determined later Wednesday evening.
Also Thursday, Lock and senior Marco Nunez will open the doubles draw against Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash of Oklahoma State.
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