NCAA Mens Tennis

Tomic Triumphant In Champaign – Mississippi State

Tomic Triumphant In Champaign - Mississippi State

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., – In his debut match representing Mississippi State, freshman Radomir Tomic did not disappoint.

Tomic took down Jeremy Zhang of Australia 6-1, 6-3 in the opening round of qualifying at the Champaign 15K on Monday, defeating the freshman at the University of Illinois on his home court.

Tomic, a native of Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, advances to take on Russian Semen Pankin on Tuesday at approximately 12 p.m. for a shot to move on to the singles main draw at the event.

The Bulldogs’ other two competitors came up short in their first-round bids on Monday. Sophomore Benito Sanchez Martinez fell to American Perry Gregg, a junior at Holy Cross, 6-2, 6-3. No. 68 Petar Jovanovic also dropped his match to Pankin, losing a pair of tiebreakers 7-6(5), 7-6(4).

ITF Champaign 15K

Atkins Tennis Center | Champaign, Ill.

Sept. 11, 2023


Perry Gregg (Holy Cross/USA) def. Benito Sanchez Martinez (MSU/Germany) 6-2, 6-3

Semen Pankin (Russia) def. No. 68 Petar Jovanovic (MSU/Montenegro) 7-6(5), 7-6(4)

Radomir Tomic (MSU/Bosnia and Herzegovina) def. Jeremy Zhang (Illinois/Australia) 6-1, 6-3


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