Sept. 30, 2014 TULSA, Okla. – Virginia sophomore Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) advanced in both singles and doubles qualifying during Tuesday’s play at the ITA All-American Championships on the campus of the University of Tulsa. Kwiatkowski won his second singles match of the tournament while teaming with junior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) to win in doubles.
Kwiatkowski, a 25-32 seed, reached the final round of singles qualifying with a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over Martin Redlicki of UCLA. He will play Felipe Rios on Wednesday for a place in the 64-player main draw.
Also on Tuesday, Styslinger rebounded from his loss on Monday to post a 6-3, 6-3 win over Ace Matias of UNLV in the qualifying consolation draw.
The duo of Kwiatkowski and Styslinger opened doubles qualifying by downing No. 6 seed Jao Chi-Shan and Dominik Koepfer of Tulane, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6. They need to win two more matches to reach the main draw, beginning with a second round qualifying match Wednesday against the Wichita State pair of Tomislav Gregurovic and Tim Ostojic.
Kwiatkowski looks to become the third Cavalier in the singles main draw of the tournament after senior Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) and junior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) gained direct entry due to their preseason ranking. Virginia has won the ITA All-American singles title an unprecedented four consecutive years (Alex Domijan in 2010 and 2012; Mitchell Frank in 2011 and 2013). This week, Frank looks to become the first three-time champion in the tournament’s 36-year history.