Cotet cruises into quarterfinals of main draw

Sept. 20, 2007

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Cosmin Cotet, a senior on the TCU men's tennis team, won his sixth consecutive match on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the main draw at the USA F23 Futures tournament in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Cotet, who is representing his home country of Romania in the tournament, earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Will Gray, a senior on the Tulsa men's tennis team. Thursday's victory marked the fifth straight sets win in the last six matches for Cotet.

The TCU senior began the tournament last Friday, winning four matches in the qualifying draw to be able to reach the main draw. Throughout the event, Cotet has defeated David Maxwell (USA), Kevin Kaiser (USA), Aaron Badart (USA), Sebastian Rivera (ECU), Michael Yani (USA) and Will Gray (USA).

Cotet will face the winner of today's match between Arnar Sigurdsson (ISL) and Tim Smyczek (USA) in the quarterfinal round on Friday.



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