MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- Sophomore Alvaro Gutierrez and freshman Tin Ostojic were both dropped out of the qualifying round on the first day of the USTA/ITA Central Region Championships at the Baseline Tennis Center on Thursday.
Gutierrez, who had a bye in the first round, defeated Tim Worley of Western Ilinois in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. He then had a match-up against Erick Sock of Nebraska in the second round, where he fell, 6-3, 6-7(8), 1-0.
Ostojic, like Gutierrez, took his second round match when he defeated Jacob Perkins of Southern Illinois- Edwardsville, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0. He then fell in the third round to the five-seeded Nick Papac of Oklahoma, 6-2, 6-4.
The main draw in singles and doubles starts on Friday at the Baseline Tennis Center. Results will be posted on GoShockers.com following competition.