Virginia Men's Tennis Players Competing at the ITA All-American Championships
Oct. 2, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five Virginia men’s tennis players will be competing at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s second national championship tournament of the 2015-16 season, the 2015 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, being held Oct. 3-12 in Tulsa, Okla.
Qualifying matches are slated to begin on Monday, Oct. 5 and main draw contests getting underway on Oct. 8. The singles and doubles finals are scheduled for Oct. 12.
Junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.), ranked eighth in the ITA preseason singles rankings, will be in the main draw for singles as well as in the doubles main draw with partner senior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.).
Virginia sophomore Alexander Ritschard (Zurich, Switzerland) and juniors J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) and Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) as well as Styslinger will be competing in the qualifying singles tournament, vying for spots in the main draw. Aragone and Corinteli will also be partnering in the doubles qualifying tournament.
This marks the 11th-straight year that the University of Tulsa will serve as the official tournament host, with most of the action during the two-week event taking place on the courts of the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Live video for the main-draw matches can be viewed at www.tulsahurricane.com, while updated draws and main draw daily recaps can be found at the ITA Championship Central page http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/MensAllAmerican.htm.
Singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive an automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Nov. 12-15, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
A player from the ACC has won the Saint Francis ITA Men’s All-American Singles Championship in each of the past five years including Virginia alums Mitchell Frank (2013 and 2011) and Alex Domijan (2012 and 2010) each winning two titles. Louisville’s Sebastian Stiefelmeyer won the crown last year. Stanford has won the most men’s singles titles with six, followed by Georgia with five and Virginia at four. Tennessee has won the most men’s doubles titles with five, followed by UCLA with three.