July 30, 2012
LONDON --- Georgia men’s tennis’ four-time All-American John Isner cruised into the singles round of 16 at the Olympics Monday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, historic venue of the Wimbledon championship.
Representing the United States in his first career Olympic Games, Isner posted his second consecutive straight-set victory in London, defeating Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri by a score of 7-6(1), 6-2. That came after Saturday's first round win over Olivier Rochus of Belgium, 7-6(1), 6-4. Isner will face Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the third round on Wed., Aug. 1. Match time will be set Tuesday evening.
Isner is the first Olympian in Georgia men’s tennis history and is one of 26 current or former Bulldogs in action in London.
Isner was an All-American for the Bulldogs from 2004-07 and helped Georgia to the 2007 NCAA championship. He still holds the Georgia record for career wins in both singles (143) and doubles (140).
Tennis action continues at the Olympics through Aug. 5.