Tennis' Venus Advances to Main Draw of Pro Futures
IRVINE, Calif. — Michael Venus of the LSU men’s tennis team beat opponent Ty D Trombetta on Monday, advancing to the main draw of the Irvine Pro Futures Tournament.
Following a close first-set mark of 7-6 (5), Venus held the advantage going into the second set. Venus dealt the final blow to Trombetta by 6-3 mark in the second set, taking Venus’ total straight-set win matches to four for the qualifying rounds.
His win in the finals of the qualifying round catapulted Venus to the 32-player main draw of the tournament, where he is set to match up against No. 2 seed Nikita Kryvonos.
Venus’ match is slated for Wednesday at a time yet to be determined.
Racquet Club of Irvine Pro Futures Main Draw
Sept. 23-26, 2008
Qualifying Round of 16
Michael Venus (LSU) def. Ty D Trombetta (USA), 7-6 (5), 6-3
Main Draw Round of 32
Michael Venus (LSU) vs. Nikita Kryvonos (USA), Sept. 24, TBA