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Jubb Advances with Top-10 Win
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Jubb Advances with Top-10 Win

No. 27 Paul Jubb defeated No. 7 Cameron Klinger of Vanderbilt in three sets to secure a second-round berth in the ITA All-American Championships

TULSA, Okla.- South Carolina men’s tennis junior Paul Jubb advanced to the second round of the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championship after defeating seventh-ranked, Cameron Klinger, of Vanderbilt, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 on Thursday afternoon. 

Playing his first collegiate singles match of the season, Jubb got off to a fast start with an early service break to go up 3-1.  He broke Klinger’s serve again to go up 5-3 and held to finish off the first set 6-3.

Klinger won four straight games in the second set to jump ahead 4-1 before splitting the next four to take the second set 6-3.

Jubb raced out to a 3-0 advantage in the third set before winning a deuce point to break Klinger once again for a 4-0 lead.  The Hull, England, native went on to hold serve and finished off the first-round win with a dominant 6-0 final set.
 
The victory for Jubb, which was the highest ranked win of his collegiate career, was also the highest ranked singles win for a Gamecock since Andrew Adams defeated No. 3 Julian Lenz of Baylor in 2014 en route to a Sweet 16 berth in the NCAA Singles Championship.

Jubb, last season’s ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch, finished with seven ranked wins in 2017-18 and earned a career-best No. 27 ranking in this season’s Oracle/ ITA preseason singles rankings.

With the win, Jubb advances to Friday’s main draw second round where he will face Charlie Broom of Dartmouth.
 
In addition to vying for the All-American national title, players will be competing to secure a berth into the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 7-11, in Surprise, Ariz. Singles quarterfinalists, consolation singles champion and finalist, along with doubles semifinalists and consolation doubles champion and finalist advance to the end of fall national championship.

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