Oct. 23, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sophomore Krisztian Krocsko and freshman Szymon Tatarczyk finished their singles go's after facing all ranked players on Saturday in the main draw at the 2010 USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky.
Tatarczyk (Wodzislaw, Poland) faced tournament 10th-seeded and Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason 93rd-ranked Grega Teraz of East Tennessee State in the round of 32. The Boilermaker skated past Teraz 6-2 in the first set and followed up that performance with a great upset over the seed 6-2, 6-4.
Tatarczyk did not get a break from tough competitors in the next round taking on Vanderbilt's Ryan Lipman, No. 4 seed and 20th-ranked player. Lipman claimed the first set 6-3 and tagged on a second set victory to eliminate Tatarczyk 6-3, 6-4.
Krocsko, took on the top-seeded and nation's No. 1-ranked player of Tennessee JP Smith. The Volunteer advanced to the round of 16 6-1, 6-1 over Krocsko.
This prominent tournament is one of 12 ITA regional tournaments happening over the weekend. Purdue contends with players from Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Lipscomb, Louisville, Kentucky, UT-Chattanooga, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, IUPUI, Tennessee Tech, East Tennessee State, Butler, Memphis, Ball State, Wright State and Xavier.
The nation's top collegiate player, J.P. Smith of Tennessee, is the tournament's No. 1 seed. The second seed was awarded to Kentucky's Eric Quigley (No. 8) followed by Austen Childs of Louisville (No. 10) in the third spot. Six other preseason-ranked competitors (No. 20 Ryan Lipman - Vanderbilt, No. 21 Rhyne Williams - Tennessee, No. 32 Alex Musialek - Kentucky, No. 63 Simon Childs - Louisville, No. 83 Tennys Sandgren - Tennessee and No. 93 Grega Teraz - ETSU) round out the top of the lineup as well as four ranked doubles teams (No. 8 Quigley/Brad Cox - Kentucky, No. 45 Childs/Viktor Maksimcuk - Louisville, No. 47 Jordan Smith/David Henry - Memphis and No. 48 Adam Baker/Lipman - Vanderbilt).
The event features a 44-player singles qualifying round out of which 11 players have advanced to the 64-player singles main draw. This entirely indoor tournament also entails a doubles qualifying draw with 6 teams having advanced to the main event. The two locations for match play are the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on the University of Kentucky campus and the Lexington Tennis Club.
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USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional - Agate
Oct. 23, 2010
Lexington, Ky. - Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center
Singles - Main Draw - Round of 32
No. 1 (1) JP Smith (UT) vs. Krisztian Krocsko (Purdue) 6-1, 6-1
Szymon Tatarczyk (Purdue) def. No. 93 (10) Grega Teraz (ETSU) 6-2, 6-4
Singles - Main Draw - Round of 16
No. 20 (4) Ryan Lipman (VU) def. Szymon Tatarczyk (Purdue) 6-3, 6-4