Mei Picks Up Opening Round Win At ITA All-American Championships

Jimmy Roebker will begin his first round of play on Sunday.

Jimmy Roebker will begin his first round of play on Sunday.

Sept. 28, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - After a long trip to Tulsa, four of the men's tennis players had an opportunity to display their talents at the ITA All-American Championships. The Musketeers were put to the test, as they faced tough competition and, unfortunately, were able to get one win from today's prequalifying rounds.

Senior Mesa Mei defeated Bradley's Sergio Rakitin in two sets of, 6-0, 6-3, to obtain the only win for the musketeers. Xavier's outstanding sophomore Adam Krull was defeated by seeded Tommy Bennett of Rice University in two sets of, 6-4. Bennett entered the match as the 22nd seeded prequalifier. Zach Mueck was also on the short end of the stick after losing his match in two sets, 6-2, 7-6, to Nebraska's Marc Hermann.

Junior Jimmy Roebker will play his first round of tennis at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday against Clemson's Alejandro Augusto-Bueno. Mesa Mei will begin at 10:30 a.m.

1. (22)Tommy Bennett (Rice) def. Adam Krull (XU), 6-4, 6-4
2. Mesa Mei (XU) def. Sergio Rakitin (Bradley), 6-0, 6-3
3. Marc Hermann (Nebraska) def. Zach Mueck (XU), 6-2, 7-6