FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. – Two members of the Virginia men’s tennis team will compete this week in the qualifying draw of the 2010 US Open. Sophomore Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) are among the 128 players competing for 16 spots in the main draw.
Both players received wild cards into the qualifying draw from the USTA.
Jenkins has had a strong summer playing on the USTA Pro Circuit, rising to a career-high No. 730 in this week’s ATP rankings. He reached the finals of the Rochester Futures, the quarterfinals of the Decatur Futures and the second round of the Lexington Challenger.
Domijan is ranked No. 573 in this week’s ATP rankings. He has reached the semifinals of two Futures Tour events this year, along with the quarterfinals of six other Futures Tour events. He also was the only amateur player to compete in World Team Tennis this summer.
Jenkins opens play in the qualifying draw against the No. 17 seed, Josselin Ouanna of France, the No. 137 player in the world. Domijan will meet Bastian Knittel of Germany, the No. 232 player in the world, in his first round match.
Former Cavalier Somdev Devvarman received direct entry into the main draw, which begins next week. The main draw for singles will be released on Thursday.