Sarkissian Ends ITA All-American Run in Consolation Semifinals

Alex Sarkissian

Oct. 5, 2013

Complete Results

MALIBU, Calif.Alex Sarkissian of the Pepperdine men’s tennis team advanced to the consolation semifinals of the ITA All-American Championship with a dominant win in the quarterfinal round. Unfortunately, the senior could not replicate the result in his semifinal match and fell to UCLA’s Clay Thompson to end his run at the tournament.

Sarkissian (Glendale, Calif./Glendale CC) battled with #21-ranked Andrew Bettles of Boise State in this morning’s consolation quarterfinal. The Wave was in firm control of the match from start to finish and won 6-2, 6-3.

In the semifinals, Sarkissian faced off with #74 Thompson. Although the senior got the match started out with a 6-3 win in set one, Thompson responded with a 6-0 win the second.

The third and deciding set was close, until tied at 3-3, Thompson broke Sarkissian’s serve to gain a timely edge. The Bruin was able to hold onto the lead and win 6-3 to advance to tomorrow’s consolation championship.

Next up, Sarkissian and the rest of the Waves get set for the Battle in the Bay Classic on Oct. 10-13.

ITA All-American Championship
Oct 03-15, 2013 at Tulsa, Okla.

Singles Main Draw
#7 Nik Scholtz (Mississippi) def. #23 Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) 6-4, 6-4

Singles Consolation
#23 Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) def. #28 Esben Hess-Olesen (North Carolina) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)
#23 Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) def. #60 Mate Zsiga (Baylor) 6-4, 6-1
#23 Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) def. #21 Andrew Bettles (Boise State) 6-2, 6-3
#74 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. #23 Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3



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