Senior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) defeated his third straight ranked opponent taking down Virginia Tech’s Alver Larregola in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Larregola is ranked 100th in the FILA/ITA rankings. Chang will face Ivan Puchkarov from Oklahoma on Thursday morning.
Freshman Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) continued his winning ways as well defeating Houston Barrick of Virginia 7-6(4), 6-2. Bowles was down 4-2 in the first set tiebreak before rattling off five straight points to take the set. After neither player was able to break serve in the first set, Bowles broke twice in the second to seal his victory. Bowles first round opponent will be Pierre Moullin of California.
In doubles action, sophomore Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and Bowles upset the No. 3 seeds Bryan Koniecko and Steven Moneke from Ohio State Wednesday afternoon. The duo will face another Big 10 team when they take on Michigan’s Jason Jung and Matko Maravic Thrusday evening.
The Seminoles are the only team to qualify two singles players and a doubles team at the championships.