Oct. 4, 2012
TULSA, Okla. -
Indiana's Josh MacTaggart is still alive after winning his first match in consolation action at the ITA All-American. Freshman Sam Monette got knocked out of contention on Wednesday. MacTaggart fell to the second-ranked player in the country in the first round of the main draw before winning his opening match in the consolation bracket, and Monette fell in the finals of the qualifying round.
MacTaggart, ranked 39th in the preseason ITA rankings, got beat 6-0, 6-2 by Virginia's Jarmere Jenkins, who is ranked number two in the preseason ITA rankings. MacTaggart knocked off No. 48 Dmytro Mamedov of Utah in the consolation bracket for his first win of the season by a 6-3, 6-4 score.
MacTaggart advanced to the round of 16 where he will play Chris Mengel of Duke, who comes in at No. 19 in the national rankings, on Friday. The winner of the consolation bracket wins a spot in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 8-11 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Monette fell in three sets to Northwestern's Spencer Wolf on Wednesday. After falling 6-4 in the first, the IU freshman battled back to take the second set 6-4. The third set went to Wolf 6-3. Monette opened his collegiate career with a 2-1 record.
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