Oct. 3, 2006
TULSA, Okla. -
Freshmen Dominik Mueller took one step closer to the main draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren Men's All-American Tennis Championships, hosted by the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Okla., today. Mueller posted a second round win and needs just one more victory to join teammate Michal Kokta in the main draw.
Mueller, ranked No. 121, needed three sets to defeat Utah's Zach Ganger in second round action. The Frankfurt, Germany, native won the first set 6-3 but was blanked in the following set 6-0. He regained control of the match and earned the victory with a 6-4 third-set triumph. He will now take on William Noblitt of North Carolina State, a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Southern California's Kaes Van't Hof.
Freshman Denes Lukacs, who is listed No. 110 in the national rankings, dropped his second round match in straight sets, losing to Ohio State's Chris Klingemann 6-1, 6-3.
Senior Michal Kokta already has a spot in the tournament's main draw where action begins on Oct. 5. Kokta, ranked No. 23, comes into the tournament with a 6-0 singles record after claiming the championship of the Baylor-HEB Intercollegiate. Kokta and sophomore David Galic, currently ranked No. 24, will team up in the main draw doubles bracket.
Sophomore Matt Brown posted a consolation bracket victory over LSU's Jan Zelezny, 6-2, 7-5 and David Galic defeated Alabama's Billy Mertz 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 (match tie-breaker).
Complete results will be on www.tulsahurricane.com which will also include live scoring for all matches. At the end of each day's action, Baylor results will be available at www.baylorbears.com.