Third Set Comeback Falls Short for Parr at NCAAs

May 21, 2008

TULSA, Okla. - Pepperdine's 11th-ranked Andre Begemann stopped a late-match rally by Wake Forest junior Cory Parr in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament to advance on to the Round of 32 with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 win.

After dropping the first set 6-2, Parr fought through the second to take a tiebreaker win, evening the set score. In the final set Parr got behind early with a 4-1 deficit, but took three straight games to tie Begemann at 4-4.

Begemann went on to take the match win with a 6-4 finish in the third set.

"He really just had a bad start to the third set," Wake Forest head coach Jeff Zinn said. "After Cory got caught up, Begemann just served a really good game. In that final game Cory played a little bit nervously. But he played a solid match against one of the better players in the country. He can play with the top guys in country, he just needs to realize it."

On Thursday, Parr and doubles partner Steven Forman will begin play in the Round of 32 against Christian Rojmar and Bojan Szumanski of Texas Tech. Match time will be released by the NCAA later this evening and can be found at the Championship Central site hosted by the University of Tulsa.

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