Men's Round of 32 Post-Match Quotes
May 22, 2008
Arnau Brugues (Tulsa)Arnau Brugues (Tulsa) def. #5 Daniel Vallverdu (Miami), 6-4, 6-4
On his match today... "Today was a long match. I couldn't keep it quick like yesterday, but I played great. It was a really, really good match. He is a great player, No. 5 in the nation, and I played great. I can't play any better than that."
On the home-court advantage...
On the key to winning...
On getting frustrated, and overcoming that...
On the fan support...
On the first match being tougher than today...
On playing Daniel...
On winning both matches in straight sets, and what that means...
On the heat...
"It was really, really hot today. You can feel it out there. It isn't fun. After the first set, I was exhausted, but he was the same way, so I kept playing as good as I could."
#1 Somdev Devvarman (Virginia)#1 Somdev Devvarman (Virginia) def. Clancy Shields (Boise State) 6-4, 7-5
On the match . . . "I thought I played okay. Clancy (Shields) came out and I didn't expect him to play as well as he did. He stuck to me from the very beginning, give full credit to him for playing a great match. I feel like I stepped up at some very key times. I served really well today, and I think that was a key for me to win. I found a way to hold serve the entire match, and get broken. I faced only two break points, and I broke him twice. So I played the big points pretty well on his serve on two games, and that pretty much decided the match. I made him work really hard in the service game and that was key.
Did you think you were playing a linebacker?
Coming in ranked as the No. 1 singles player and No. 1 doubles team do you have any added pressure coming into the national championship... "Not the way I look at it. I look at is as one match at a time. I forget the numbers, the seedings and the rankings. I just try to take one match at a time and see who I have in front of me and see who Trent (Huey) and I have in doubles, and just take it from there. We try to take one match at a time. Who's ever on the other side we try to get a good scouting report, and just basically try to get through one match."
#3 Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State)
Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State) def. Brett Helgeson (Notre Dame), 6-3, 6-2
Did you call someone after the match? "I just called my buddy Igor Sobolta. He is No. 6 on our team. I just asked him about a class we are taking together this summer, statistics, and I asked him what we made on the second exam."
Talk about the match...
#4 Travis Helgeson (Georgia)#4 Travis Helgeson (Georgia) def. Kaden Hensel (Tennessee), 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5
On the match...
"It was tough conditions, especially going from the team tournament with no wind to now with it being pretty windy in the last two matches. That guy (Kaden Hensel) played well in the wind. To bad I was unable to finish it out in the second-set, but he played well and I really had to fight in that third (set)."
Talk about playing in the same tournament with your younger brother, Brett?
With your family being here and your success at this facility, do you think you are playing better?
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