Cory Parr Upset in NCAA Singles First Round by Minnesota's Hadash
May 20, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Wake Forest senior Cory Parr was upset in the first round of the NCAA Singles Tournament by Minnesota's Ishay Hadash on Thursday morning at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
A late addition to the singles draw, Hadash advanced to the round of 32 with a 6-3, 7-6 (1) defeat of the top-16 seeded Parr.
Parr, who is the all-time wins leader in Wake Forest history, was originally slated to face UCLA's Haythem Abid in the opening round. However, Abid was forced to withdraw from the field on Tuesday, opening a spot for the alternate Hadash.
Hadash made the most of the unexpected opportunity by picking up his second upset of Parr this spring. The two first met on Feb. 21 in Minneapolis when Hadash defeated Parr 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the Golden Gophers' 5-2 win over the Demon Deacons.
Parr's collegiate career is not final yet, though. He will team with fellow All-American Steven Forman in the NCAA doubles tournament beginning on Thursday in College Station. The duo received a top-eight seed and will face Kentucky's Bruno Agostinelli and Brad Cox in the opening round of 32.
The two doubles teams have already met earlier this month when Wake's Parr and Forman defeated Kentucky's Agostinelli and Cox, 8-3, in the Deacons' NCAA Tournament second round upset of the Wildcats on May 9 in Lexington.
Parr and Forman could face another potential rematch in the quarterfinals in Florida State's Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh. The Seminoles' duo, who defeated Wake Forest's top doubles team on April 3 in Winston-Salem, will face Oklahoma State's Nathan Byrnes and Oleksandr Nedovyesov in the round of 32. Parr and Forman would play the winner of FSU-OSU should they advance past Kentucky.
Parr and Forman won the doubles title at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Indoors Tournament last November.