Krocsko Advances To Qualifying At D'Novo ITA All-American Championships

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Krisztian Krocsko advanced out of pre-qualifying on Sunday.
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Sophomore Krisztian Krocsko advanced out of pre-qualifying on Sunday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 3, 2010

TULSA, Okla. - Sophomore Krisztian Krocsko was one of only 16 players left standing to advance out of singles pre-qualifying action and into the qualifying draw at the D'Novo ITA All-American Championships on Sunday.

The Virginia Commonwealth transfer removed Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge from competition 6-2, 6-4 in the third round. He moved onto the final pre-qualifying round and knocked out third-seeded player Vasko Mladenov of Texas 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

His Boilermaker teammate, freshman Mark Kovacs, also defeated his third-round foe, Zach Hunter of North Carolina 7-6, 6-4, but was eliminated in the subsequent tier by Texas Tech's Vitor Manzini 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 7-5.

Krocsko (Budapest, Hungary) challenges Virginia Tech's Corrado Degl'Incerti Tocci in the first round of qualifying Monday. Tocci received a preseason ranking of No. 109 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The 128-player qualifying draw takes three days to complete and feeds into a main draw of 64 players, out of which an overall champion will be crowned. No consolation draws exist for pre-qualifying.

For complete results and recaps, please visit purduesports.com. For updated draws please visit the tournament central website.

D'Novo ITA All-American Championships - Agate
Oct. 3, 2010
Tulsa, Okla. - Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Singles - Pre-Qualifying - Third Round
Krisztian Krocsko (Purdue) def. Jordan Bridge (Cal Poly) 6-2, 6-4
Mark Kovacs (Purdue) def. Zach Hunter (North Carolina) 7-6, 6-4

Singles - Pre-Qualifying - Fourth Round
Krisztian Krocsko (Purdue) def. (3) Vasko Mladenov (Texas) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Vitor Manzini (Texas Tech) def. Mark Kovacs (Purdue) 6-1, 6-7 (7-9), 7-5

Schedule - Oct. 4

Singles - Qualifying - First Round
Krisztian Krocsko (Purdue) vs. No. 109 Corrado Degl'Incerti Tocci (Virginia Tech) at 9:30 a.m.