Cal Poly's Dome wins second-round match at NCAA tennis tournament

sports@thetribunenews,comMay 23, 2013 

Cal Poly senior Andre Dome

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Cal Poly senior Andre Dome upset No. 4 seed Anthony Rossi of Kentucky on Thursday to advance to the round of 16 at the NCAA men's tennis championships in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., and earn All-America status in the process.

Ranked No. 30 in the country in the latest poll, Dome won the first set 6-2 before falling in a 6-7(5) tiebreaker in the second and rallying for a 6-3 victory to clinch the match in the third. 

Dome is the only Mustangs men's tennis player to gain entry to the national singles championships in the Division I history of the program. The Arroyo Grande High graduate also owns the top three single-season victory totals since the program moved up from Division II in 1995. 

He advanced to play Michigan's Evan King, a top-16 seed, on Friday for the right to advance to the quarterfinal round after King dispatched Elon's Cameron Silverman 6-2, 6-2.

Cal Poly's only two-time Big West men's tennis player of the year is 25-4 in singles matches this season and has won 22 straight. Dome beat Georgia Tech's Juan Spir 6-3, 6-2 in the first round Wednesday.

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