JMTA’s Oliver Sec extended his run to the third round of B16s consolations at Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Calif., with wins over #1 seed Evan Zhu, 5-7, 6-1, 11-9 and Ivan Thamma, 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-4 before falling to Ryan Cheng, 7-5, 6-1.
In the dramatic superbreaker vs. Zhu, Sec fought off a match point, then won the final two points to secure the win.
The Easter Bowl run follows up on a semifinal finish at the B18s Eastern Super Six Turning Stone last week for Sec, who, seeded eighth, defeated Maxwell McDonald and Maverick Lin before bowing to No. 2 seed Nicolas Podesta. He earned another victory in consolations, edging Jack Turchetta in three sets.