Thompson Falls on Day One of the Oracle ITA Masters in California
MALIBU, Calif. – The reigning Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year opened up the Oracle ITA Masters Thursday afternoon at the Malibu Racquet Club, hosted by Pepperdine University. Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) took the court against Cal’s Jack Malloy.
Thompson dropped his singles matchup with Malloy, 6-3, 6-4. He returns to the court tomorrow in the consolation round played at Pepperdine University tomorrow. If Thompson wins, he will play again Saturday morning. With a loss, Thompson is eliminated from the tournament.
In mixed doubles, Thompson teamed up with East Carolina’s Celia Ruiz. Thompson and Ruiz fell to Laura Gulbe of Pepperdine and Michael Geerts from Arizona State, 6-4 and were eliminated from the doubles competition.