COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rising junior Devin McCarthy completed action at the ITA/USTA National Summer Championships Tuesday at the Varsity Courts on the Indiana University campus. McCarthy dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision in the quarterfinals to Thomas Richter, who is a 2008 Indiana graduate.
The event is the largest of the ITA’s summer circuit, with 2,965 players participating at 32 qualifying regional sites across the country. One of 64 players who advanced to the summer event, McCarthy was able to earn a Top 4 seed in the championship in Bloomington.
Previously in the tournament, McCarthy earned a first-round bye, advancing to play Robert Sajovich of SMU in the second round. McCarthy needed two identical sets of 6-4, 6-4 to defeat Sajovich. Advancing to the third round, the Buckeye from Cincinnati faced Ivy-Leaguer Jonathan Pearlman of Harvard. McCarthy handed Pearlman a straight-set defeat, 6-3, 6-4.
In the fourth round, McCarthy had to go head-to-head with Santiago Gruter, who had home-court advantage. Even that didn’t matter for McCarthy as he won his third-consecutive decision in straight sets by defeating the Hoosier, 6-0, 7-5.
Peter Kobelt and Wyatt Lippert also competed in the event. The rising sophomores both had their tournaments end in the third round. Kobelt advanced because of a bye into the second round and defeated Sam Miles of DePauw, 6-3, 6-4. In the third round, Patrick Daciek of Virginia Tech ended Kobelt’s run with twin sets of 6-3. Lippert also had a bye in the first round, giving him the chance to face Jamison Clark of Vincennes. He took his match against Clark, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the third round to face Jeremy Langer of the host Hoosiers, where Langer downed Lippert, 6-3, 6-4.