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Fawcett serves up a winning round at tennis tournament


Stanford sophomore Tom Fawcett finished his first round match with an ace. It was only fitting since his serve proved to be a big part of his 6-4, 6-4 victory over Miami's Piotr Lomacki at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa on Thursday.

"I worked it into the match; it wasn't quite there in the beginning," Fawcett told itatennis.com. "Usually, when I'm feeling it I go for it and that's what I did at the end of the match."

Caroline Lampl
Fawcett, who played No. 1 singles for the Cardinal as a freshman, had the winning formula, particularly on the big points.

"A lot of deuce points went my way in the first set," said Fawcett. "This is the first time this year I've been playing with the no-ad scoring rules, so I think that was huge. A couple of big serves here and there I thought made the difference."

Fawcett, a 9-16 seed, meets qualifier Walker Duncan of Georgia in the next round. Fawcett accumulated a 26-12 mark, including 14-7 in dual meets, last year.

Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz won their first-round doubles match, beating Louisville's Jeffrey Brown and Alex Garnett, 7-6 (3), 7-6.

The unseeded duo, who were 18-4 in doubles last year, meet 5-8 seed Thai-So Kwiatkowski and Marc Styslinger of Georgia on Friday.

The round of 32 singles matches and Round of 16 doubles take place on Friday, in addition to opening round consolation matches in each draw. Championship matches for both singles and doubles are scheduled for Monday.

Men's singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive an automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in November.

Women's tennis

Caroline Doyle and Taylor Davidson each won their opening round singles matches at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades on Thursday.

Davidson and freshman Caroline Lampl, who wore glasses after losing her contacts, dropped a first-round doubles match, 8-6, to Dartmouth's Kristina Mathias and Taylor Ng. Davidson played doubles with Carol Zhao last year.

Doyle, 29-7 a year ago, took care of Colorado's Tina Bokhua, 6-1, 6-2, and will meet Virginia's Danielle Collins on Friday.

Davidson, 29-9 last season, downed Oklahoma State's Viktoria Lushkova, 6-4, 6-0, and meets Vanderbilt's Sydney Campbell in the next round.

Main draw singles semifinalists, main draw doubles finalists and main draw consolation champions will receive automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in November.

— ITA/Stanford Athletics

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