Hokies falter at ITA Nationals

ITA Fall Nationals
Tournament Info & Draws

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team faltered on the opening day of the 2017 ITA Fall National Championships.

Tech’s 122nd-ranked Mitch Harper had a tough opening round match, facing 11th-ranked Brandon Holt of USC who picked up the 6-3, 6-2.

Alex Ribeiro faced the nation’s top JUCO player in Marcus Walters. After giving up the first set 6-1, Ribeiro rallied in the second to win it 6-4, but Walters came back strong to take the third 6-2.

In doubles, Harper paired up with teammate Henrik Korsgaard where the duo fell 6-1, 6-4 to 26th-ranked Victor Pham and Jackie Tang of Columbia.

The Hokies will be back on the court Thursday in the consolation rounds of singles and doubles.

ITA Singles
#11 Brandon Holt (USC) def. #122 Mitch Harper (VT) 6-3, 6-2
Marcus Walters (TJC) def. Alex Ribeiro (VT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

ITA Doubles
#26 Victor Pham/Jackie Tang (Col) def. #31 Harper/Henrik Korsgaard (VT) 6-1, 6-4

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