Thorsten Bertsch Advances At ITA All-American Qualifying

Oct. 1, 2012

TULSA, Okla. - San Diego State men's tennis player Thorsten Bertsch, looking to move on to the second round of qualifying at the ITA All-American, picked up the victory he needed on Monday to advance to the next round.

Bertsch continued his recent success for SDSU as he earned a 7-5, 6-4 win against Sudanwa Sitaram of the University of Texas. Last season, former Aztec Javier Pulgar defeated Sitaram, 6-4, 7-6 (7), to clinch a spot in the qualifying draw. Bertsch will now face off with VCU's Alexis Heugas in the second round of qualifying at 9 a.m. CT on Tuesday.

Hunter Nicholas, meanwhile, was unable to find the same success as he dropped a close 7-6 (5), 6-3 decision to George Washington University's Francisco Dias. The Park City, Utah, native isn't done though, as he will have a consolation match on Tuesday morning at on off-site location.

The first round of qualifying doubles play also gets underway tomorrow as Derek Siddiqui and Bertsch will participate. Draws have yet to be determined.

For complete coverage of the 2012 ITA Men's All-American Championships, including access to live scoring, visit ITATennis.com.

ITA ALL-AMERICAN SCHEDULE OF PLAY:

QUALIFYING

Monday, Oct. 1-- First Round Singles
NOTE: 1st round Q singles losers will play one consolation match on Tuesday morning at on off-site location.
Tuesday, Oct. 2-- Second Round Singles, and First & Second Round Doubles
Wednesday, Oct. 3-- Final Qualifying Round Singles and Doubles

MAIN DRAW
Thursday, Oct. 4-- First & Second Round Singles, First Round Doubles
Friday, Oct. 5-- Third Round Singles, Second Round & Quarterfinal
Doubles Saturday, Oct. 6-- Quarterfinal & Semifinal Singles, Semifinal Doubles
Sunday, Oct. 7-- Championship Matches, Singles and Doubles