Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

WU's Alejandro Valarezo Advances to D-II National Semifinals at ITA Oracle Cup

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

WU's Alejandro Valarezo Advances to D-II National Semifinals at ITA Oracle Cup

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Washburn's Alejandro Valarezo remained in the hunt for a Division II national tennis title, advancing to ITA Oracle Cup singles semifinals on Thursday in Rome, Ga.

Valarezo posted a 7-5, 7-6 (1) victory over Matej Selecky of the New York Institute of Technology in the quarterfinals.

The junior standout from Ecuador trailed 6-5 in the second set before taking the next game and controlling the tiebreaker.

Valarezo improved to 14-3 in the fall season and will take a 10-match winning streak into Friday's 9 a.m. match against No. 1-seeded Oliver Frank of Azusa Pacific. Frank is the defending Oracle Cup winner.

Valarezo and senior teammate Blake Hunter opened the doubles tournament with a heartbreaking loss in a marathon match against Jeremiah Gonzalez and Bojan Popovic of St. …

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