Carvalho, Pinto Fall in Singles Qualifying at ITA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - After posting wins in the first round Monday, Mississippi State tennis players Luiz Carvalho and Jose-Carlos Pinto fell in their respective second-round contests Tuesday in the qualifying rounds at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships. The All-American, being held at Chattanooga's Champions Club, is the first major of the college tennis year.

Carvalho and Pinto were gunning for one of the 64 spots in the All-American's main draw and were in need of three wins each to do so. Carvalho fell 6-3, 6-4 to Georgia's 60th-ranked John Isner in Tuesday's second round, while Pinto, ranked 110th nationally, dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Ohio State's Scott Green.

Ranked 13th nationally together in doubles, Carvalho and Pinto were already entered into the All-American's 32-team main draw of doubles. Competition in that field begins Thursday.

MSU Results at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Chattanooga, Tenn. - 10/5/04

Second Round - #60 John Isner (Georgia) def. Luiz Carvalho (MSU) 6-3, 6-4; Scott Green (Ohio State) def. #110 Jose-Carlos Pinto (MSU) 6-2, 6-3.

(numbers preceding names are current national rankings)

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