Despite dropping the first set without winning a game, JTCC alum Denis Kudla managed to dispatch of No. 109 Matthias Bachinger (0-6, 6-2, 7-5) yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dallas Tennis Classic.
“After the first set, I thought ‘first things first, try to win a game,’ ” said Kudla to Rusty Hall of the Star Telegram. “He [Bachinger] didn’t miss a ball. I don’t know much about him, but I expected him to miss a little bit. … I played way too defensive. I thought I’d change my game and be a little more aggressive in the second set and that’s what worked.”