Aug. 5, 2008
August 2008
Aug. 5, 2008
August 2008

Top Seed Fowler defeated by 20th Seed Newman

The upset of the day sent the No. 1 seed in 16s to the back draw.
Spencer Newman, the 20th seed from Miami, defeated top-seeded Harry Fowler of Houston 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
After losing the first set, Newman went up 3-0 in the second and rolled into the 10-minute break with a split.
In the third set, Newman broke Fowler in the fifth game for a 3-2 lead, then broke him again to go up 5-2.
Newman was serving for the match and had triple match point, but Fowler fought back to 40-15. Newman popped a drop volley over the net for the upset.
“I just felt so good, so relieved,” Newman said after the win.
“After I lost the first set, I just kept playing,” said Newman, a first-year 16 player. “I20didn’t give up. I just kept fighting.”
Leading 3-0 in the second set, Newman said, “I’m thinking, it’s possible. You know, I can do this. this kid is beatable.
“I had chances in the first set. I didn’t take my opportunities. I was down 5-4 and I had a bunch of ads to make it 5-all. I knew it was possible. It gave me the extra edge. It’s a good win.”

Source: USTA Nationals Staff