Harvard's Denis Nguyen highlights final eight in singles championship
ATHENS, Ga. -- The field continued to shrink during the Round of 16 in the singles and doubles championships.
|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|
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|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|
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|Individual Draws: Singles | Doubles|
The Cinderella story of the draw is currently Denis Nguyen of Harvard. After battling through the regional stage while still completing final exams, Nguyen has caught fire in Athens. He secured his place as an All-American with victory on Thursday and will begin Saturday as one of the last eight competitors in the draw. He advanced after beating Andrew Adams of South Carolina 6-4, 6-1.
Roberto Cid also continued his impressive form from knocking out top-seeded Clay Johnson in the Round of 32. Cid booked his place in the quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against Dane Webb of Oklahoma.
The top two remaining seeds on the doubles side of the draw all survived and advanced as they pushed into the quarterfinals. Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese of Tennessee were able to push past Giron and Mackenzie McDonald 6-1, 6-4. The No.2 seed Volunteers will play Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton of California in the final eight.
Ohio State’s third-seeded duo of Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka rolled into the quarterfinals as they moved past Russell Bader and Leonard Stakhovsky of Penn State 6-1, 7-6(3) to book a date with Denver on Saturday.
The action continues with the quarterfinals beginning Saturday at noon ET at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.