|Reynolds and Harris
to Compete in ITA National Indoor Championships 11/6/02
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 Kentuckys 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
nations 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 States Daniel Klemetz is the top seed
by virtue of winning the ITA All-American Championships last