BYU tennis: Junior Travis Fillmore advances in consolation bracket

By Aaron Sorenson

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Nov. 10 2012 9:55 p.m. MST

LOS ANGELES – Junior Travis Fillmore won in the final match of the qualifying back draw of the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at UCLA’s campus on Saturday.

Fillmore first topped Othar Kordsachia from Loyola Marymount, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the final round of the back draw. He then defeated UCSD’s Horea Poritiu, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 to claim the victory in the consolation bracket.

“The tournament was a great way to finish the fall season,” BYU head coach Brad Pearce said. “I was proud of the way our guys performed individually and as a whole.”

This tournament featured 10 point tie breaks, which awards a victory to the first player to score 10 points and win by two.

The Cougars will open the regular season by hosting Weber State on Jan. 11.

Aaron Sorenson is the tennis sports information director at BYU.

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