Oct. 3, 2010
TULSA, Okla.—Emanuel Brighiu earned an at-large bid to the men’s qualifying singles bracket Sunday at the D’Novo ITA All-American Championships at Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center. The Horned Frog senior split a pair of matches in the pre-qualifying draw on the second day of competition.
Brighiu, the top seed in the pre-qualifying draw, began the day by posting an easy 6-1, 6-2 victory over Wichita State’s Adrian Chermaci in Round 3 action before being bounced out of the bracket by Virginia’s Justin Shane in Round 4 by a score of 7-6 (4), 6-3. Shane was one of the 16 players in the bracket seeded Nos. 17-32.
Following Sunday’s competition, TCU learned that Brighiu received an at-large bid to the tournament’s qualifying draw as one of the “Lucky Losers” based on his status as the top seed in the pre-qualifying bracket. Brighiu will continue play Monday with the start of the singles qualifying draw. TCU doubles teams begin competition on Tuesday in the doubles qualifying bracket.
Complete results and updated draws from the D'Novo ITA All-American Championships are available at Tulsa’s official athletic web site via the link at the top of this page.
D’NOVO ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tulsa, Okla. (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
Oct. 3, 2010
Men’s Singles Pre-Qualifying Draw – 3rd Round
(1) Emanuel Brighiu (TCU) def. Adrian Chermaci (Wichita State), 6-1, 6-2
Men’s Singles Pre-Qualifying Draw – 4th Round
(17-32) Justin Shane (Virginia) def. (1) Emanuel Brighiu (TCU), 7-6 (4), 6-3