Freshman Mate Zsiga fell in three sets in the second round of the ITA All-American's qualifying draw.
Oct. 4, 2011
TULSA, Okla. - Baylor's trio of freshmen was bested by upperclassmen in the second round of the qualifying draw of the ITA Men's All-American Championships on Tuesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Behlen, who hails from Munster, Germany, was downed 9-16 seeded Damian Hume of Boise State. Hume, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, defeated Behlen, 6-1, 7-5.
Krickovic was next of the court for the Bears. The native of Ismaning, Germany, lost to fellow German Yannick Maden of Clemson. Maden, a junior from Stuttgart, Germany, beat Krickovic, 6-1, 6-3.
Zsiga (Szeged, Hungary) took the court last for the Bears and promptly took the first set off of Auburn's Andreas Mies, 6-1. However, the junior from Niederkassel, Germany, won the last two sets, 7-6, 7-5, to claim victory.
Even though no Baylor player advanced through the qualifying draw to the main draw, the Bears will have at least one competitor in the singles main draw as 43rd-ranked Roberto Maytin earned one of 22 at-large selections into the 64-player field. The main draw will start on Thurs., Oct. 6.
The Bears have one doubles tandem competing. Maytin and Krickovic, ranked No. 23 nationally, were selected to the tournament's main draw. The duo won the doubles championship of the Baylor-HEB Invitational.