Aggie Netters Fall In Round Of 16 At ITA All-American

TULSA, OK -- Texas A&M’s Conor Pollock and Chris Chirico fell in the round of 16 in the qualifying doubles draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championship held Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Pollock (San Antonio, Texas) and Chirico (Philadelphia, Pa.) lost a close three-point tiebreaker to the No. 29 nationally-ranked doubles team of Nick Cavaday and Jay Weinacker of North Carolina State, 9-8 (7). The Aggie duo reached the next round with a 9-7 victory over Kentucky’s No. 1 doubles combination of Marcus Sundh and Will Ward in the round of 32.

“Conor and Chris did pretty well for just their second tournament of the fall season,” Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. “We competed hard today and made a statement that we are going to be pretty solid in doubles this year.”

Up next, Pollock and senior All-American Jerry Makowski (Bradenton, Fla.) will compete in Thursday’s singles main draw at the ITA All-American. Makowski will open play in the round of 64 against Hawaii’s Andreas Weber at 10:30 a.m., while Pollock will face South Alabama’s Marek Sramek at 11 a.m. Two of the top singles players in the country, Makowski and Pollock are currently ranked No. 34 and No. 37 respectively in the preseason ITA/FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

POLO RALPH LAUREN ALL-AMERICAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP

Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2007

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

at Tulsa, Okla.

QUALIFYING DOUBLES

Round of 32

Pollock-Chirico (Texas A&M) def. Sundh-Ward (Kentucky), 9-7.

Round of 16

(29) Cavaday-Weinacker (North Carolina State) def. Pollock-Chirico (Texas A&M), 9-8 (7).