Fujimoto and MacTaggart Remain in Main Draw at ITA Summer Circuit
July 24, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Both Hoosiers competing in the ITA's Summer Circuit leg this weekend in Bloomington have advanced to the round of 16 of the main draw after winning a pair of matches on Saturday.
Rising sophomore Josh MacTaggart, the No. 1 seed in the men's draw, followed an opening-round bye with back-to-back victories to move within three wins of a regional championship. MacTaggart began his day with a 6-1, 6-0 blistering of Washington's Seth Sankary before disposing of Austin Smith (Ball State), 6-2, 6-1 in the third round.
Fujimoto, an incoming freshman for Head Coach Lin Loring's women's tennis team, also notched a pair of straight-set winners. Her first opponent was Julie Kirkland of Dayton, whom Fujimoto topped 6-3, 6-3. She then surged into the round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Bowling Green's Mary Hill.
Singles play resumes at 8 a.m. on Sunday with doubles action expected to begin around 3 p.m.
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