Sept. 28, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - Baylor men's tennis freshman Vince Schneider advanced to the second round of the ITA All-American pre-qualifying singles draw with a straight-set victory on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla. The event was originally scheduled to be played outdoors at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, but was moved indoors due to rain.
Playing in his first ITA event and the second collegiate tennis event of his career, Schneider was able to overcome a very competitive first set with Harrison McCormick of Army winning 7-6 (4), before taking the second set 6-2.
The win for Schneider sets up a second round matchup with Ilija Cuic of Wichita State, who advanced with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Eric Perez of LSU.
Schneider will need to win three more matches in order to advance to the qualifying draw.
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The win gives Schneider a two-match win streak, after he defeated Kolby Kilgo of UT San Antonio 6-1, 6-2 in a back draw match on the final day of the HEB Intercollegiate.
TOP QUOTE #1:
"I think Vince did a really good job handling the circumstances at the beginning of the match. Because of the weather we moved inside and I don't think it was a huge deal. He played well on his service games. I think he needed a couple of games to pick up his intensity level on his return game. Towards the end of the first set he had a really positive game and from then on he started rolling. He did exactly what I asked him to and he didn't make any huge mistakes. After he won the first set he executed well and really ran away with the second set." - Dominik Mueller, assistant coach on Schneider's performance in today's match.
TOP QUOTE #2:
"We played Wichita State last year and Cuic played number two in the lineup and had a really good match with Julian Lenz year. He has been playing high for a team who made the NCAA Championships. The kid is an upperclassman and I think it is going to be a really great challenge for Vince and I am looking forward to him having a tough match against a tough opponent and I hope that he can find a way to win." - Dominik Mueller, assistant coach on Sunday's matchup.
Sunday's second round match is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a possible third round matchup scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
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