Cavaliers Advance in All-American Qualifying
TULSA, Okla. Three Cavaliers advanced during the opening day of the qualifying draw of the ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center of the campus of the University of Tulsa. All three players are two wins away from reaching the main draw of the tournament, which annually features almost every player in the preseason ITA rankings.
Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) posted one of the biggest upsets of the first draw of the qualifying draw, topping No. 2 seed Moritz Baumann of Wisconsin, the nation’s No. 49 ranked player. Barrick’s 6-4, 6-4 victory moved him into the second round, where he play Alabama’s Matt Thibaudeau, who is ranked No. 97 nationally.
Ted Angelinos (Athens, Greece), who advanced into the qualifying draw after winning three matches in the Prequalifying Draw over the weekend, topped Jason Jung of Michigan 6-2, 7-6 on Monday. He will meet Damon Gooch of Elon, ranked No. 122 nationally, on Tuesday.
No. 65 ranked Dominic Inglot (London, England), the qualifying draw’s No. 16 seed, advanced with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Marcus Sundh of Kentucky. He will play Gary Sacks of USC on Tuesday.
No. 99 ranked Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) fell in his first round match, losing to No. 101 Nolan Polley of Wisconsin, 1-6, 7-6, 7-6.
Doubles play in the Qualifying Draw will begin on Tuesday with a pair of Cavalier teams competing. Inglot and Barrick, ranked No. 24 nationally, are the No. 2 seed in the draw and will play Will Gray and Albert Jou of Tulsa in the first round. Singh and Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) will open play against the team of Alex Clayton and Richard Wire of Stanford.
The main draw of the event begins on Thursday. Cavaliers Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) were selected for the main draw of both singles and doubles due to their preseason rankings.