Oct. 21, 2010
MANSFIELD, Texas - After four wins in the last five days, senior Sergio Ramirez sufffered his first loss at the Futures of Mansfield and was eliminated in the second round of main draw action on Thursday at the Walnut Creek Country Club.
"It was a great tournament for Sergio," head coach Matt Knoll said. "He probably wasn't moving quite as well, after playing a number of matches in a row, but it was just a super experience for him. I thought he fought hard the whole time."
The Cali, Columbia, native, playing in his fifth match of the event bowed out to American Jordan Cox, 6-3, 6-3. Cox, the event's fourth-seeded player, is ranked No. 538 in the world by the ATP.
"Sergio played a very good opponent today that served particularly well and was able to really control the match with his serve," Knoll said. "The guy just came up with a serve every time he needed something good to happen. That was kind of the key to the match."
During his run to the second round of main draw play, Ramirez defeated former Longhorn All-American Josh Zavala in three-sets 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, the ITF's 42nd-ranked junior, Nick Chappell, 7-5, 6-4, the 133rd-ranked junior, Pavel Krainik, 6-4, 6-3, and the 57th-ranked junior, Dane Webb, 6-2, 6-0.
Baylor will return to action on Saturday as five members of the squad travel to College Station, Texas, to take part in the 2010 USTA/ITA Texas Regional at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. Each player will be looking to advance from the regional to the ITA National Indoor Championship.
For complete results of the Mansfield event visit: HERE and look under the Futures of Mansfield heading.
(4) Jordan Cox def. Sergio Ramirez 6-3, 6-3