Oct. 4, 2014
TULSA, Okla. – South Carolina senior Andrew Adams saw his bid for a spot in the All-American Championships consolation final end with a tough second-set tiebreak in quarterfinal action Saturday at Case Tennis Center. The Gamecocks’ top player bounced back from his main draw loss Thursday with two solid wins in the consolation bracket.
No. 25 Adams shook off a near-miss in his upset bid of the No. 15 Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M in the nation in the tournament’s main draw, to post a steady 7-5, 6-4 win over UT-San Antonio’s Thomas Stillman in the consolation round of 32 on Friday.
Saturday’s action saw Adams again facing a familiar opponent, drawing No. 70 Gordon Watson of SEC rival Florida in the round of 16. The Gamecock senior wore down his opponent, chipping away at the Gators’ captain for a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Adams took on No. 33 Robero Quiroz of Southern Cal in the quarterfinals. The Trojans’ senior was riding the momentum of pushing past No. 30 Hunter Harrington of Clemson earlier in the day, and bounded out to a 6-3 first-set victory. Adams responded, though, forcing a tiebreak in the second set before falling 7-6 (3) to bow out of the tournament.
The Gamecocks return to the courts in two weeks at the ITA Carolina Regional in Cary, N.C., on Oct. 16-20.