FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Dmitry Lebedev and junior Chris Nott, members of the Arkansas Razorback men’s tennis team, have advanced to the Round 32 in doubles play at the 2009 D’Novo ITA All-American Championships on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
Lebedev and Nott, ranked No. 43 in the ITA preseason rankings, bested Jack Roux and Javier Tori of USC-Upstate, 8-1, on Wednesday to advance to the Round of 32 and the main draw of doubles play. The duo will play again on Thursday with the opponent and time set after Wednesday’s matches have concluded.
"I’m very pleased with their performance today," head coach Robert Cox said. "Our guys played very solid tennis against a quality team. They were a very good team but our guys powered over them. We play again tomorrow and do not plan on losing. We want to keep moving forward."
Lebedev and Nott defeated Dino Bilankov and Sebastian Gallego of Minnesota, 8-5, in the opening round of play. They went on to top Leo Rosenberg and Andreas Weber of Hawaii, 8-2, to advance to the match against Roux and Tori of USC-Upstate.
For more information on the 2009 D’Novo ITA All-American Championships, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or tulsahurricane.com.