TU's Spencer Papa Falls in Quarterfinal of Tulsa Pro Classic
July 18, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa's Spencer Papa's tournament run came to an end after dropping his quarterfinal match to the tournaments No. 1 overall seed Liam Broady, 7-5, 7-5, Friday at the Michael D. Case Center.
Papa gave Broady, the 382nd ranked player in the world, his toughest match thus far in the tournament. Prior to Friday, Broady hadn't allowed his opponents to take more than four games in any set.
In the doubles final, Broady and partner Luke Bambridge took home the Tulsa Pro Classic title after their opponents retired with one game to play. Duo Daniel Garza and Raul Rosas-Zarur were trailing in the final with a, 6-4, 5-2, deficit, when an injury to Garza forced the pair to retire.
Broady will be matched up in the singles semifinal with fourth-seeded Andrew Harris, who topped Quinton Vega, 6-2, 6-0, in his quarterfinal match. Neither player has dropped a set in this tournament. Their semifinal match will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. on court one. On the other side of the bracket, the No. 2 seed Sebastian Boltz topped Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(0).
Boltz will take on Mitchell Frank, who upset the third-seeded Luke Bambridge, 7-5, 6-3. Boltz and Frank will play following the conclusion of the first semifinal match.
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