<b><i>And Then There Were Eight</b></i>
And then there were eight. The predicted rains never came on day six at Stowe Stadium, but some great tennis did. Wednesday saw most of the top seeds move on and a few move to the back draw. Top seed in the 16\'s Rajeev Ram moved through the fifth round with a 6-4 and 6-4 victory over the 24th seed Chris Kwon. Second seed Prakash Amritraj also moved into the Quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over 14th seed Lester Cook. Fifth seed Brian Baker continued his winning ways with an easy 6-2, 6-1 victory over his doubles partner Sukwha Young, the top rated 14 and under player. Over in the 18\'s, top seed and defending champion Philip King was impressive with his 6-0, 6-2 win over unseeded Wade Orr. Second seed Robby Ginepri defeated Adrian Bohane, 6-3, 6-2. The major upset of the day was in the 18\'s, as third seed Ryan Newport lost in straight sets to the number 13 seed Sam Warburg. Rounding out the rest of the quarterfinals in the 18\'s are number four seed Bo Hodge, fifth seed Ytai Abougzir, ninth seed Tres Davis, and unseeded players Geoff Boyd and Troy Hahn.
Source: Blake Driver (AM 590 WKZO News)