Reynolds and Harris to Compete in ITA National Indoor Championships 11/6/02

DALLAS – Juniors Bobby Reynolds (Acworth, Ga.) and Chad Harris (Aurora, Colo.) will compete in the 2002 Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Omni Hotels National Indoor Championships, which kicks off Thursday morning at the Brookhaven and Las Colinas Country Clubs. Both are scheduled to play their opening round matches at 1:30 p.m. (CST); however, this times during the tournament are subject to change.

Only 32 players qualified for this prestigious tournament. The participants qualified either through their results at the ITA All-American Championships or at their respective ITA/Omni Hotels Regional Championships. Reynolds qualified by finishing runner-up to Kentucky’s Jesse Witten at the regional championships, while Harris received a wild card into the tournament.

Reynolds, who did not earn one of the eight seeds, will take on Columbia University senior Oscar Chow in his opening round match at the Las Colinas Country Club. Chow was crowned East regional champion by virtue of his three-set victory over Stephane Rod of Virginia Tech, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Reynolds has had a solid Fall season for the Commodores, as he has had recorded a 10-4 record while competing against some of the nation’s top opponents.

Harris, who is also 10-4 this Fall, will have a difficult opening round match against Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor, who is the No. 4 seed, at the Brookhaven Country Club. Dorsch made it to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., before losing to Illinois’ Amer Delic in straight sets. He was the only unseeded player to make it to the semifinals of the tournament. For Harris, seven of his 10 victories have come against players ranked in the top 90 of the ITA national rankings.

Middle Tennessee State’s Daniel Klemetz is the top seed by virtue of winning the ITA All-American Championships last month.


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