Oct. 4, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - California's Ben McLachlan lost twice in singles at the ITA All-American Championships to cut short his campaign at the ITA All-American Championships on Thursday at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
In the main draw, McLachlan lost to Kentucky's Tom Jomby, 7-6 (4), 6-3, which moved the senior Golden Bear to the consolation draw.
In the back draw, McLachlan pushed Mississippi's Jonas Lutjen to three sets, but the junior fell, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2.
"He improved from the first match to second match," Cal head coach Peter Wright said. "The goal for him is to be at his peak as we get into the season. The wins or losses in the fall aren't as important as how much you're learning. Today there was a lot to learn from in these matches. He gained valuable experience as well as other positives even though he lost. He gained valuable experience by playing in the main draw."
Some of McLachlan's teammates will play in the Aggie Invitational starting on Friday and ending on Sunday.