Sept. 29, 2012
TULSA, Okla. -- Senior Edward Jones earned a straight-set victory Saturday to advance to the third round of pre-qualifying singles at the ITA All-American Championships.
In a rain-delayed day at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, Jones had a bye in the first round and eventually defeated George Washington's Alex vanGils 7-5, 6-4 in the second round..
If Jones wins his next two matches Sunday, he will advance to the singles qualifying draw and begin competing for a spot in the 64-player main draw event. Brandon Fickey, Jarryd Chaplin and John Collins automatically earned a spot in qualifying for the Vols based on their ranking and doubles participation.
Senior Taylor Patrick was also in action Saturday. He also had a first-round bye but lost in the second round of Cedric DeZutter of Memphis 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Jones, UT, def. Alex vanGils, George Washington, 7-5, 6-4
Cedric DeZutter, Memphis, def. Patrick, UT, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4