Smith Falls in Opening Round of Qualifying at ITA All-American Championship 10/9/02

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Junior Lewis Smith (Memphis, Tenn.) fell in the opening round of the qualifying draw to No. 15-ranked Felix Hardt of San Diego State at the Icy Hot/ITA Men’s All-American Championship, falling in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.

The ITA All-American main draw begins on Thursday and will feature Vanderbilt All-American Bobby Reynolds (Acworth, Ga.), who enters as the No. 9 seed. Along with Reynolds, junior Chad Harris (Aurora, Colo.) will also compete in singles draw, while Lewis and Reynolds will take part in doubles competition.

Harris is ranked No. 38 nationally by the ITA, while the tandem of Reynolds and Lewis enter with a doubles ranking of No. 19.

Men’s tennis head coach Ken Flach had five other members of his squad take part in the pre-qualifying round. Senior Josh Tarkoff (Miami, Fla.) won two rounds in the singles draw before losing to North Carolina’s Nicholas Monroe, 6-2, 6-0.

Junior Zach Dailey (Memphis, Tenn.) fell in the second round Daniel Jung, 6-1, 7-6. Finally, sophomore Matthew Lockin (Lilburn, Ga.) was defeated by Louisville’s Paulo Carvalho 6-1, 6-1 in the second round.


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