May 23, 2013
Site: Urbana, Ill. (Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex)
Event: NCAA Individual Championships (Singles Second Round)
Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Friday, May 24 -- at NCAA Individual Championships (Round of 16), 11:30 a.m. CDT
URBANA, Ill. -- Senior Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan Prep) of the University of Michigan men's tennis team continued his run at the NCAA Individual Championships on Thursday morning (May 23), defeating Elon's 67th-ranked Cameron Silverman, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round of the tournament's singles draw, which is being held at the University of Illinois' Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.
With the win, King, the tournament's No. 11 seed, moves on to face No. 30 Andre Dome (Cal Poly) in the Round of 16 on Friday (May 24). The match is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. CDT.
For the second day in a row, King seized momentum early, breaking Silverman's serve in the first game of the match on his way to jumping out to a 4-2 advantage. King broke his opponent again in the latter stages of the set to take a 5-2 lead, then held serve for the 6-2 first-set win.
King and Silverman exchanged breaks early in the second set before getting back on serve at 2-2. The Wolverine senior, ranked 13th in the latest ITA singles poll, won the next four games to close out the second round match in one hour and 10 minutes.
King, the reigning Big Ten Athlete of the Year, has won 14 straight matches and has claimed 28 of his last 29 matches dating back to Jan. 6. He owns the U-M program record for most combined career singles and doubles wins with 194 (115 singles, 79 doubles) victories during his standout career at Michigan.
No. 13 Evan King - Singles
Wednesday, May 22 (Round of 64) -- d. No. 57 Nathan Pasha (Georgia), 6-2, 6-2
Thursday, May 23 (Round of 32) -- vs. No. 67 Cameron Silverman (Elon), 6-2, 6-2
Friday, May 24 (Round of 16) -- vs. No. 30 Andre Dome (Cal Poly), 11:30 a.m. CDT
N O T E S
Evan King is the only Michigan men's tennis player since 1992 (David Kass) to advance to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Individual Championships. King also advanced to the Round of 16 as a sophomore, falling to Ohio State's Blaz Rola, 6-3, 6-0, at the 2011 NCAA Individual Championships.
King carries a 14-match win streak heading into the Round of 16 at the 2013 NCAA Individual Championships.
With the victory, King improved to 31-4 on the season. The Wolverine senior went 23-1 during the dual-match portion of Michigan's schedule.
King is representing U-M at the NCAA Individual Championships for the third year in a row. He improved to 4-2 all-time in the singles field with today's win.
King earned one of the possible 45 at-large selections to the 64-player NCAA singles field.
Each match at the NCAA Individual Championships will be to the best of three sets. Scoring is the same as in dual matches, but a 12-point tiebreaker will be used.
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