Wallin drops match to Svajda in NCAA Singles First Round

LUBBOCK, Texas – Senior Olle Wallin fought valiantly, but fell to No. 41 Trevor Svajda of SMU on Monday evening at the Greenwood Tennis Center in the NCAA Singles Championship First Round.

 

In the first set, both players held serve to even it at 2-2. Wallin would get the first break and lead of the set as he went up 3-2, then followed by holding serve for the 4-2 advantage. However, the SMU freshman battled back to win four-consecutive games to take the first set by a 6-4 score.

 

Wallin kept his composure, coming back in the second set to win it in dominant fashion. Wallin started out breaking Svajda’s serve, then holding his own for a 2-0 lead. The Mustang would follow with a game of his own, but the Red Raider won the next four to even the score with a 6-1 second set.

 

In the final set, both players held serve to tie it at 1-all. Svajda was ahead of Wallin in the following game, 40-30, but the Red Raider won the next two points for the 2-1 advantage. Then, Wallin was able to break serve and lead 3-1. The Mustang fought back, though, getting a break of his own and holding serve to tie it at 3-3. Wallin held serve, coming back from being down 15-40, to have a 4-3 advantage. However, Svajda was able to win the next two games to take the match.

 

Wallin finishes with 52 overall singles wins in his career, two-straight NCAA Singles Championship appearances and is a two-time All-Big 12 honoree.

 

RESULTS

R64: #41 Trevor Svajda def. #49 Olle Wallin (TTU), 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

 

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