ATHENS, GA – The Cal Poly duo of junior Andre Dome and senior Matt Fawcett lost in the round of 16 in straight-sets, 7-6, 6-3, to the team of Panav Jha and Eric Quigley from Kentucky at the NCAA Men's Doubles Championships in Athens, GA on Friday.
Cal Poly, ranked 68th, advanced to the second round after upsetting the 13th-ranked team of Jonas Lutjen and Nik Scholtz of Mississippi in straight-sets on Thursday. The Kentucky duo entered the tournament as the 7th-ranked team.
The match opened with each team holding serve in the first set until the sixth game when the Kentucky duo broke the Mustang serve to go up 4-2. Dome and Fawcett came right back and broke Kentucky to put the first set back on serve.
Dome-Fawcett held serve to push the first set into a tiebreaker, but Jha-Quigley won the tiebreaker and the first set, 7-6.
In the second set, after each team held serve, Jha-Quigley broke the Mustangs in the third and held serve in the fourth for a 3-1 lead.
Up a break, Kentucky added one more break to take the set, 6-3, and the match 2-0.