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Aug. 9, 2011

KALAMAZOO, Mich. –South Carolina incoming freshman Kyle Koch extended his run at the USTA Boys 18 National Championships with a straight-set win in the third round of the feed-in bracket. Sophomore Chip Cox and incoming freshman Andrew Adams closed out their tournaments with losses in the same round Tuesday.

Koch bounced back from his three-set loss in the third round of the main draw with Tuesday’s effort. He upended Michael Chamerski 6-4, 6-4 to advance to fourth-round qualifying in the feed-in bracket where he will take on Austin Ansari on Wednesday.

As is his trademark, Cox fought to the bitter end of his match Tuesday. After Monday’s decisive 6-1, 6-2 win over Philip Nelson, Cox dropped Tuesday’s first set to Alexander Petrone 6-4. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native forced a tiebreaker in the second set and fell just short of the comeback, falling 7-6 (6).

Seeded 22nd in the event, Adams stumbled in the second round of the main draw but was on a tear since then, dropping just seven games over his next two matches combined. The Gamecock freshman could not get past Nicholas Naumann in the third round of the feed-in bracket, however, falling 6-2, 6-3.

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Feed-In Third Round
Kyle Koch def. Michael Chamerski 6-4, 6-4
Alexander Petrone def. Chip Cox 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Nicholas Naumann def. (22) Andrew Adams 6-2, 6-3