Uriguen and Shane Advance in ITA All-American Qualifying
TULSA, Okla. — Two members of the Virginia men’s tennis team advanced to the second round of qualifying as play continued Monday at the ITA All-American Championships at the Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa. Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) both on in straight sets to advance.
Uriguen defeated No. 112 Blas Moros of Notre Dame 7-6(5), 6-4 in his first round match. He will play 54th-ranked Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington, the No. 9 seed in qualifying, in the second round on Tuesday.
Shane, who advanced to the qualifying draw with three wins in pre-qualifying over the weekend, defeated Alastair Barnes of Tulsa 6-3), 6-0 in his first round match. He plays 51st-ranked Nick Meister of UCLA, the No. 6 seed in the qualifying, in the second round on Tuesday.
Two other Cavaliers fell in the first round of qualifying. Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) fell to Sergio Ramirez of Baylor 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, while Philippe Oudshoorn (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) lost to Dean Jackson of San Diego, 6-0, 6-3.
Players in qualifying need to win three matches to advance to the main draw, which begins Thursday. Five Cavaliers are in the main draw: Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.), Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India), Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.).