TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 7, 2009) - ETSU men's tennis sophomore Sander Gille (Kuringen, Belguim) could not overcome a tough draw as the second year Buccanneer fell to UCLA's Kallim Stewart during first round play of the qualfiying singles draw at the 2009 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
After dropping the first set 6-4, the 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team member, bounced back to take the second frame 6-4. After holding server at 4-4, the Kuringen, Belguim native could not keep his momentum as the No. 9-seeded Stewart held his return for a 5-4 lead. With the lead the Bruin senior then served out the match at 6-4.
Gille second-round consolation match against Stanford sophomore Ryan Thacher was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Attached above are final results from qualfiying singles action of the 2009 D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships.
No. 9 Kallim Stewart (UCLA) def. Sander Gille (ETSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Sander Gille (ETSU) vs. Ryan Thacher (Stanford)-cancelled
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