Aggie senior Conor Pollock picked up another singles victory today at the NCAA Championships in College Station, and is now in the Sweet 16. Pollock picked up a tough 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2) win over Elon's Damon Gooch.
(In case you're wondering, Elon is a small private college located in North Carolina with a total enrollment of 5,628 students. According to its web site, Elon is known for its arts, sciences and professional programs.)
Pollock fought off match point in the first set tiebreaker before eventually capturing the opening frame. Pollock looked to be on cruise control with a 5-1 lead in the second and two match points, but Gooch went on a roll and forced another tiebreaker. The victory was Pollock's seventh in his last eight matches.
Pollock, who earns an All America honor for advancing to the Round of 16, will face San Diego's Dean Jackson tomorrow. Jackson was an upset winner today after ousting seventh-seeded Michael Venus of LSU.
On a side note, if you haven't checked out the 2009 NCAA Tennis Championships site hosted from AggieAthletics.com, make a note to go check it out. You can watch live video (with sound!) on all 12 courts at the Mitchell Tennis Center. There is also a scoreboard function that tracks every single match being played in real time. It is very cool.
CLICK HERE to check out the live video feed.
NOTE: This will be the last blog update until next Tuesday.