NCAA tennis run ends for Cal Poly's Dome

sports@thetribunenews,comMay 24, 2013 

Cal Poly senior Andre Dome

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Cal Poly senior Andre Dome's tremendous amateur tennis career on the Central Coast is over. 

The Arroyo Grande High product won more and advanced farther than any Mustangs men's tennis player in Division I program history, but his run ended with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Michigan's Evan King on Friday in the singles bracket's round of 16 at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.

Dome held a 3-2 lead in the first set and a 3-1 lead over King in the second set at the Atkins Tennis Center on the campus of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Ill. But each time, King rallied back to stymie Dome and finish off the set. 

King took four straight games to claim the first set and allowed Dome a single service victory after falling behind 3-1 in the second.

Ranked 30th in the country in the latest ITA collegiate poll, Dome finished in the top 16 to earn All-America status. He's the first Cal Poly tennis player to advance to the Division I singles championships, where he won his first two matches. 

Dome defeated Georgia Tech's Juan Spir 6-3, 6-2 in the first round and upset No. 4 seed Anthony Rossi of Kentucky in three sets Thursday.

The two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year has the top three single-season victory totals in Division I program history and finished the season 25-5. He had won 22 straight singles matches going into Friday. 

 

 

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