USF's Robert Cid continues run through second day of individual tourney
ATHENS, Ga.-- A busy day of tennis was played under beautiful blue skies and a hot sun as the draw held steady in singles and doubles 24 hours after seeing a day of upsets change the complexion of the tournament entirely.
No.2 Marcos Giron, the only remaining top-eight seed in the draw, continued his impressive performance at the championships as he moved past Virginia’s Ryan Shane by a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to maintain his position at the top of the draw. Robert Cid of South Florida, who on Wednesday eliminated top-seeded Clay Johnson, continued his Cinderella run in the tournament with a victory against Drake’s Alen Salibasic 7-6(5), 6-1.
|DI MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP|
|Singles, doubles finals recap|
|Singles: UCLA's Giron wins singles title|
|All Cal match-up for singles title, doubles final set|
|Singles: FIrst semifinalist for Texas in 21 years|
|Singles: USF's Cid continues run through Day 2|
|Singles: Athens becomes upset city on first day|
|Championship recap Gallery|
|Final: USC wins program's 21st, school's 100th title|
|Semis: Oklahoma extends run to first title match|
|Semis: Southern Cal wins clash with Virginia|
|Quarters: UCLA ousts Ohio St. for third time in four years|
|Quarters: Oklahoma reaches program's first semifinal|
|Quarters: Southern Cal. bounces back to beat Texas|
|Quarters: Virginia advances to semifinals with 4-0 win|
|Round of 16: Ohio St. survives Fla. | UCLA gets by Tenn.|
|Round of 16: Okla. heads to quarters | UNC outlasts UGa.|
|Round of 16: Baylor sweeps Illini | Cavs beat Irish again|
|Round of 16: USC halts Columbia | Texas gets by Cal|
|Brackets: Interactive Printable|
|Individual Draws: Singles | Doubles|
Another top seed fell in doubles as the No.1 team of Southern California's Ray Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann were upset by the North Florida duo of Jack Findal-Hawkins and Norbert Nemcsek. The Osprey team was able to come through with a straight sets 6-4, 6-1 victory. The No.2 Tennessee pair of Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese moved on to become the top seed in the draw.
The Georgia pair of Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland were the last off the court as they clinched a 7-6(5), 7-6(0) late on Thursday.
The action continues Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET with the Round of 16 singles and doubles competition.