Juniors Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) and Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) both collected wins Saturday to advance to the Round of 128 in the Pre-Qualifying singles draw of the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Bacalla opened the afternoon with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Liberty's Egon Samaai. Bacalla, who sports a 9-16 rank, will face Louisville's Courtney Lock on Sunday.
Dunn made waves when he upended Tennessee Tech's Oleksiy Arovin, 6-1, 6-3. Like Bacalla, Arovin possessed a 9-16 ranking. Dunn will square off versus Utah's Dan Little in a Round of 128 match on Sunday.
Sophomore Garrett Gardner (Poland, Ohio/Poland) fell 6-1, 6-2 to Florida's Alfredo Perez. Tennessee's Jack Heston defeated freshman Chad Kissell (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) 6-2, 6-2.
Play will continue Sunday in Tulsa. Check back with ValpoAthletics.com for the latest updates.