TULSA, Okla. – Junior Ryuhei Azuma started the qualification round of the ITA All-American Championships off hot with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vanderbilt’s No. 95 ranked Joubert Klopper Monday afternoon.
“It was a great day for Ryuhei,” said Head Coach Robbie Weiss. “The very best players in the country are playing here this week, so I am excited for Ryuhei to get off to a good start and play well. Klopper is an excellent competitor and is tough to beat. Ryuhei played a clean match and competed beautifully. I am super proud of him. We will now get ready for a very good opponent from Baylor. Excited to see Ryuhei get after it tomorrow. Go Tigers!”
With the win, Azuma will take on Baylor’s Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi tomorrow at the Case Tennis Center in LaFortune Park. Time of first serve to be announced.
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