KALAMAZOO, MI — Fabian Matthews, who will be a senior at Corona del Mar High, advanced to the fifth round in the boys' 18 singles division Tuesday at the USTA National Championships at Kalamazoo College.
Matthews defeated Maksim Tikhomirov, 6-2, 6-3. Matthews, who won CIF Soutehrn Section doubles titles the past two years, will face Kellen Damico, the No. 2 seed, in the fifth round.
On his way to the fifth round, Matthews has had two big wins, including a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset against Reid Carleton, the No. 11th-ranked player in the nation and the 14th seed. Matthews also defeated Austin Klores, 7-6, (1), 3-6, 6-1, in the fourth round Monday.