Trio of Cavaliers Fall in Qualifying at the ITA All-American
Oct. 5, 2015
Three Virginia men’s tennis players competed in the qualifying rounds for the 2015 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, being held Oct. 3-12 in Tulsa, Okla.
Junior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) advanced to the final round of qualifying singles before bowing 6-2, 0-6, 6-2 to Marko Krickovic of Auburn. Corinteli logged a 6-3, 6-4 victory over North Carolina’s Jack Murray in Monday’s opening round and followed it with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over John Mee of Texas before being eliminated by Krickovic.
Senior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) defeated SMU’s Samm Butler 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in Monday’s first-round of qualifying before dropping his second-round qualifying singles match 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) to Georgia’s Walker Duncan.
J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) fell 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-4 to Stanford’s David Wilczynski in Monday’s first-round of singles qualifying, but rebounded with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Washington’s Enzo Sommer in a qualifying singles consolation match.
Aragone and Corinteli fell 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7) to LSU’s Gabor Csonka and Simon Freund in Tuesday’s first round of doubles qualifying.
Junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.), ranked eighth in the ITA preseason singles rankings, will be playing in the main draw for singles, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 8. Kwiatkowski and Styslinger, the No. 13 doubles team in the preseason ITA rankings, will be competing in the doubles main draw which also begins on Thursday. Both singles and doubles finals scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12.
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.