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May 20, 2013

Andre Dome to Play Juan Spir of Georgia Tech in First Round of NCAA’s

NCAA MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. –  Cal Poly senior Andre Dome will face Georgia Tech senior Juan Spir on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Men's Singles Championship at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill. First serve for the match is set for 6 am (PT)

The winner of the Dome-Spir match will advance to face the winner of No. 4 seed Anthony Rossi of Kentucky and John Morrissey of Stanford.

Dome and Spir faced each other in October in the first round of the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa with Spir winning in straight sets (7-6, 6-3)
Dome is currently ranked 30th in the latest ITA tennis poll while Spir is ranked 44th.

The two-time Big West Player of the Year and four-time All-Big West First Team selection is an astounding 21-2 in dual matches this season at No. 1 for Cal Poly.  He takes a 19-match win streak into the national tournament, and has not lost since the end of January.

Spir is playing in the NCAA Singles Championship for the second time, having lost in the opening round last spring. He has built a 21-15 overall record this year and is 12-10 in dual matches

This is Dome's second straight trip to the NCAA singles championship.  Last year, he fell in the first round to the nation's third-ranked player, Eric Quigley of Kentucky, in a highly competitive 7-5, 6-4 match.

Dome was ranked as high as No. 22 in March and picked up some impressive wins on his résumé this season, including a 6-2, 6-2 rout on March 17 over the nation's No. 4-ranked player, Matija Pecotic of Princeton.  Dome also defeated No. 92 Ben Davis of Middle Tennessee State on March 11.