No. 78 Eidy Igarashi And Both Doubles Teams Advance In Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championship Qualifying Brackets

October 03, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 3, 2006

TULSA, Okla. -- No. 78 junior Eidy Igarashi (São José do Rio Preto, Brazil ) and both Monarch doubles team entries advanced at the qualifying bracket at the Polo Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday. Igarashi needs one more singles win to advance to the main draw.

Igarashi came from behind in his second round match-up against Michael Look of UCLA. After falling 4-6 in the first set, Igarashi won the next two sets by scores of 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of the qualifying bracket. He will face No. 75 Marcus Echleter on Wednesday.

Senior Henrique Cancado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) meanwhile fell in his second round match-up dropping a three-set match to No. 99 Marcus Dickhardt of San Diego State. Cancado fell behind 6-0 in the first set, but then managed to take the second set, 7-5. Dickhardt rallied back in the third set 6-3 for the win.

In the first day of doubles action, the duo of No. 52 Cancado and sophomore Harel Srugo (Kibutz Gazit, Israel) along with Igarashi and Alex Seleznev (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) picked up first round wins. Cancado and Srugo defeated Sacramento State's entry of Zavier Smith and Anton Stryhas, 8-6. Tomorrow they face Jerry Makowski and Connor Pollock of Texas A&M. Igarashi and Seleznev downed Kriegler Brink and Chris Biro of Texas Christian, 8-6. Their second round match will be against Adrian Pripic and Bojan Szumanski of Texas Tech.

The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships offer the first national singles and doubles titles of the 2006-07 collegiate tennis season, and are followed by the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the third event is the season-ending NCAA Championships in May. For complete brackets, log onto or click here.

Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships
Singles - Second Round
No. 78 Eidy Igarashi (ODU) def. Michael Look (UCLA): 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 99 Marcus Dickhardt (San Diego St.) def. Henrique Cancado (ODU): 6-0, 5-7, 6-3

Doubles - First Round
No. 52 Henrique Cancado/Harel Srugo (ODU) def. Zavier Smith-Anton Stryhas, Sacramento State: 8-6
Eidy Igarashi/Alex Seleznev (ODU) def. def. Kriegler Brink/Chris Biro (TCU): 8-6