TULSA, Okla. — The Virginia men’s tennis doubles team of Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.) and Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) advanced to the final round of qualifying during Tuesday’s play at the ITA All-American Championships at the Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa. Domijan and Jenkins are one win away from advancing to the main draw of doubles.
The duo, ranked No. 49, won a pair of matches in qualifying on Tuesday. In the first round of qualifying, Domijan/Jenkins topped No. 32 Jonathan Wolff and Ian Atkinson of Wake Forest, 8-3. Later in the day, they defeated No. 47 Jordan Smith and David Henry of Memphis, 8-4, in the second round. They will play Ugur Atalay and Erik Hannah of George Washington on Wednesday for a place in the main draw.
Two Cavaliers fell in the second round of singles qualifying on Tuesday. Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) lost to 51st-ranked Nick Meister of UCLA, the No. 6 seed in the qualifying, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. Julen Uriguen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) fell 54th-ranked Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of Washington, the No. 9 seed in qualifying, 6-1, 6-1.
Five Cavaliers are in the singles main draw which begins Thursday: Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.), Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India), Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), Jenkins and Domijan. The doubles team of Courtney and Shabaz are already in the main draw of doubles.