Gajjar Defeated in First Round at NCAA Champio
BY ANDRES FOCIL
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Junior Rohan Gajjar was unable to advance to the second round of the NCAA Individual Tennis Championships when he was defeated 2-6, 6-2, 3-6 by No. 26, Mat Cloer of Florida State. Gajjar was ranked No. 62 entering the match and ends his season with a record of 21-15.
“We’re disappointed in losing, but he’ll have another chance in doubles,” Arkansas head coach Robert Cox said. “Rohan’s real strength is his mental toughness and he overcame some nervousness in the first match. His serving really let him down today and he could have done better in that area. Overall, Rohan had a great year on the singles court and represented Arkansas well.”
Gajjar will have another opportunity to compete on Thursday when he and junior Adrians Zguns take to the court for a doubles match. They will go up against California’s Patrick Briaud and Conor Niland. Cal’s duo is not currently ranked, but they have reached as high as No. 15 with an 18-13 record. Gajjar and Zguns are one of only 32 doubles teams, including 14 from the SEC, to gain a spot in the field. They are ranked No. 31 with an 11-12 record and have three wins over ranked opponents.
Times for the match have not been set, but they will not play before 1 p.m., and live scoring will be available on www.aggieathletics.com.
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