TULSA, Okla. – Santa Clara senior John Lamble fell in three sets to Adam Lee of Wake Forest at the ITA All-American Championships Qualifying Singles Draw on Wednesday, shutting down his hopes of advancing to the main draw.
Lamble, the No. 14 seed in the qualifying draw, lost the first set 6-2, but rallied to win the second set 7-5. He rallied, but couldn't capitalize and lost in the third set 6-4. Lee came in seeded No. 31.
Lamble, the No. 14 seed in the qualifying draw, continued his quest to earn a spot in the main draw of the tournament. Lamble hopes to be one of the 64 singles players to compete in the main draw beginning Thursday, Oct. 3.
After downing his first-round opponent 6-3, 7-6 (3), Lamble jumped ahead in Tuesday's contest with a 6-3 first set victory. The senior avoided another tight finish, however, taking the second set in dominating fashion 6-1.
Lamble, No. 64 in the ITA preseason rankings, will face Adam Lee from Wake Forest on Wednesday in a matchup of seeded players. Lee is ranked No. 31 in the qualifying draw and 86th nationally, and he beat his first two opponents 6-4, 6-4. In his second-round match, the New Zealand native topped No. 107 Connon Glennon.