Oct. 1, 2014
TULSA, Okla. – Virginia sophomore Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) advanced to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships during the final day of qualifying at the University of Tulsa. Kwiatkowski becomes the second Cavalier in the 64-player singles main draw, which begins Thursday.
Kwiatkowski, a 25-32 seed in qualifying, defeated Felipe Rios of Baylor 6-2, 6-4 in Wednesday’s final round. It was his third qualifying win in three days to reach the main draw.
Kwiatkowski joins junior Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.) in the main draw after senior Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) withdrew from the tournament. 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).
The duo of Kwiatkowski and Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) just missed advancing to the main draw of doubles, falling in the final round of qualifying. The pair opened the day with a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Wichita State team of Tomislav Gregurovic and Tim Ostojic in the second round of qualifying. Later in the day, they were edged by Axel Alvarez and Dane Webb of Oklahoma in the final round of qualifying, 6-3, 5-7, 10-6.