URBANA, Ill. – Cal Poly senior Andre Dome concludes his Cal Poly career with a straight set loss to the 13th-ranked player in the nation in the round of 16 at the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championship at the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill. on Friday.
Dome fell to Evan King of Michigan 6-3, 6-4, for his first singles loss since mid-January, a string of 21 matches.
Dome concludes the season as an All-American with a 25-5 overall record and a 21-2 record in dual matches. He concludes his Cal Poly career with an astounding 107-36 (.748) dual match record.
The Cal Poly senior advanced to the round of 16 when he upset the fourth seeded player and the 5th-ranked player in the nation, Anthony Rossi of Kentucky, on Thursday. Dome entered the tournament as the 30th-ranked player in the nation.
Play opened on Friday with Dome breaking King's serve in the third game. With Dome up, 3-2, King broke Dome's serve after four duce points putting the set back on serve, 3-3.
After King held serve, he broke Dome's serve and once again in the eighth game to hold a 5-3 lead and served out the set for a 6-3 win.
In the fourth game of the second set, Dome broke King's serve when he put away the game with a cross-court forehand and a 3-1 lead.
But King came right back and put the set back on serve when he broke Dome's serve. King held his next serve while breaking Dome in the seventh game and a 4-3 lead.
In the eighth game King held off two break points by Dome and served out the set for a 6-4 win in the second set.