Meredith 1-1 at All-American Championships

TULSA, Okla. - Boise State junior James Meredith went 1-1 on the first day of main draw competition at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday (Oct. 7), falling short of pulling an upset of the No. 13 ranked singles player in the country.

Meredith, who received an automatic berth in the main draw bracket with his No. 40 national ranking, opened the day with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 win against No. 113 Finn Tearney of Pepperdine. The win moved Meredith into a highly anticipated second round matchup with No. 13 Sanam Singh of Virginia with a spot in the round of 16 on the line.

Singh took an early lead in the match winning a hard fought first set 6-4. Meredith continued to fight in the second set, however, eventually playing Singh to a 6-6 tie. In the tie-breaker Meredith took a commanding lead early jumping out to a 6-2 advantage. Singh wouldn't concede the breaker that easily, though, as he battled back to tie the extra frame at 6-6. After a couple wins each the breaker stood at 8-8; but not for long as Singh would score the final two points in the breaker to capture the 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) win.

The loss ended Boise State's week at the All-American where Damian Hume went 0-1 in qualifying singles, Meredith went 1-1 in main draw singles, and the duo finished 1-1 in qualifying doubles as well.

The Broncos now turn their attention to the Boise State Fall Classic which will be played in Boise this Friday-Sunday (Oct. 8-10). Matches begin Friday morning at 8 a.m. and will be played at the Appleton Tennis Center and Julia Davis Park.

MAIN DRAW SINGLES RESULTS

R64 - #40 James Meredith (BSU) def. #113 Finn Tearney (Pepperdine) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

R32 - #13 Sanam Singh (Virginia) def. #40 Meredith (BSU) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)


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