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Pecotic Reaches Final at Texas Fall Invitational

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 11/03/2012
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Matija Pecotic advanced to Sunday's final at the Texas Fall Invitational.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

Matija Pecotic's outstanding fall season just keeps on going.

Saturday at the Texas Fall Invitational, the Princeton senior defeated two more ITA-ranked opponents to improve to 11-1 on the season against ranked foes and reach the event's Sunday final. Pecotic will face 57th-ranked Dane Webb of Oklahoma in the 10:30 a.m. ET final.

For his own part, Pecotic was ranked No. 67 in the ITA preseason poll in September and will certainly get a big bump from his fall record when the next individual rankings come out in January.

Pecotic missed a chance at facing his third top-10 ITA-ranked foe when No. 6-ranked Costin Paval of Oklahoma when Paval, the tournament's No. 1 seed, pulled out with an injury early in his semifinal match against Webb.

Overall, Pecotic is 21-1 this fall, winning the top flight at the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Men's College Invitational, made the semifinals at the ITA All-America as the first Princeton player to do so since 1982, and he won the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional singles title two weekends ago.

Princeton's results from Saturday are below. Full draws are available here.

"A" Singles
(67) Matija Pecotic (Prin) def. (97) Peerakit Siributwong (Oklahoma), 5-2, ret.
(67) Pecotic (Prin) def. (28) Guillermo Alcorta (Oklahoma), 6-3, 6-4

"B" Consolation
Michael Lin (Prin) def. Sebastian Gomez (Tex.-Arlington), 6-1, 4-6, (11-9)
Dan Davies (Prin) def. Ryan Proctor (Oklahoma), 6-0, 6-2

(1) Costin Paval-Dane Webb (Oklahoma) def. Zack McCourt-Matija Pecotic (Prin), 9-8(2)







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