Jeffrey Schorsch/Charlie Emhardt went toe-to-toe with the nation's fourth-ranked doubles team Thursday evening in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But after the Crusader tandem claimed the first set, 7-5, LSU's Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle clawed back to even the match at two sets before seizing the third-set tiebreaker, 10-7. Schorsch and Emhardt will compete in a consolation match Friday.
An error in the draw selection for the ITA All-American Main Draw Doubles Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma forced an overhaul of the brackets. As a result, instead of a rematch against #17 Jordan Angus/Filip Vittek, Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt will now face the #4 team in the country - LSU's Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle at 6:00 pm CT. Fans can follow along with live video and scoring.
Dave Bacalla finished his run in Tulsa with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Juan Matias Gonzalez. Bacalla and freshman Chad Kissell went the distance against Troy's Pablo Moreno/Giovani Sahama, but eventually fell 7-5, 1-6, 10-2. Charlie Emhardt and Jeffrey Schorsch will open play in the Main Draw Doubles Tournament beginning Thursday.
Jeffrey Schorsch rebounded to knock off a fellow nationally-ranked opponent Monday. The junior, ranked 119th in the country, boosted his stock with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 come-from-behind victory over #83 Felipe Rios of Baylor in the opening round of the ITA All-America qualifying singles tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma.