Moodie and Dushevina Complete Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Run in Third Round.
England - Former Boise State tennis player Wesley Moodie (South Africa) and Vera Dushevina (Russia) lost the the No. 2 seeded Max Mirnyi (Belarus) and Jie Zheng (China) in the third round of Wimbledon's Mixed Doubles bracket (July 4) in three close s
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England - Former Boise State tennis player Wesley Moodie (South Africa) and Vera Dushevina (Russia) lost the the No. 2 seeded Max Mirnyi (Belarus) and Jie Zheng (China) in the third round of Wimbledon's Mixed Doubles bracket (July 4) in three close sets - 4-6 7-6 9-7.
Moodie and Dushevina defeated Petr Pala (Czech Republic) and Catalina Castano (Colombia), 6-4 6-4, in the first round and then in the second round defeated Kevin Ullyet (Zimbabwe) and Shahar Peer (Israel), 6-3 6-4.
Moodie and former Auburn player Stephen Huss (Australia) lost in the third round of Gentlemen's Doubles Monday (July 3) to end their run at a second Wimbledon championship. The No. 8 seeded team of Simon Aspelin (Sweden) and Todd Perry (Australia) defeated Moodie and Huss in four close sets, 6-7 7-5 7-6 7-6.
To make it to the third round of the Gentlemen's Doubles bracket, Moodie and Huss won their second round doubles match Saturday in five long sets, 7-5 6-7 3-6 7-5 6-3, over Alexander Peya (Australia) and Bjorn Phau (Germany). Huss and Moodie were seeded ninth in this year's event. In the first round (Thursday, June 29, 2006) they opened the tournament with a four-set defeat of Marcos Daniel (Brazil) and Fernando Vicente (Spain) - 6-2, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1. One year ago, the two surprised the field to won the 2005 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles Championship as an unranked duo.
In Moodie's junior and senior years at Boise State, he helped lead the Broncos to back-to-back Big West Championships and into the first round of the NCAA Tournament each year. He was also an All-American in both 1999 and 2000 with his collegiate doubles partner, Leif Meineke. He has played professionally since completing his eligibility at Boise State.
(Attention Media Members - Thank You All for the great coverage you gave these Wimbledon results. The Bronco faithful fans and myself are greatly appreciative of all you do. - Lori)