It was deja vu all over again for Noah Rubin today, as the third-seed from Long Island kept up his solid play at the USTA Boys 18s in Kalamazoo, besting Francis Tiafoe, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the semifinals. Rubin beat Tiafoe on his way to the Wimbledon juniors title earlier this summer.
Rubin next faces No. 7 seed Michael Mmoh in Saturday’s semifinal.
In doubles, Rubin teamed with buddy Stefan Kozlov to advance to the semifinals, a hard-fought 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (6) win doing the trick.
The Zoo Tennis blogspot had a nice piece today, getting their thoughts on the idea of no-ad scoring in NCAA play. The rising freshman at Wake Forest comes out vehemently against the format change.
“It’s not how I feel about it, it’s just that pros is ad,” he told blogger Colette Lewis. “It’s very simple. We go to school to get the best tennis we can, to prepare for professional tennis, which is what a lot of these guys are doing and the fact that they’re changing the rules just so it could be quicker for TV and stuff like this is a little absurd.”