Cavaliers Competing in Futures on Both Coasts
Jan. 11, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Virginia men’s tennis team competed in qualifying for two different Futures tournaments, one on the east coast and one on the west, this weekend, Jan. 8-11, vying for spots in the main draws.
Junior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and sophomore Henrik Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wash.) both advanced through qualifying to earn spots in the main draw of 2016 Long Beach 25K Futures Tournament, being held at the El Dorado Park Tennis Center in Long Beach, Calif.
Kwiatkowski defeated Andre Saleh 6-2, 6-0 in his first-round match and downed Ace Matias 6-0, 6-3 in the second round before capping things off with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Denis Nguyen to secure a spot in his second-straight Futures main draw.
Wiersholm downed Nicholas C. Crystal 6-3, 6-4 in the first round and Matthew Tsolakayan 6-2, 6-1 in the second round before finishing with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 win over Zhe Zhou. Wiersholm, who advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the Pensacola Futures tournament in December, a tournament he went on to win, heads into the main draw at Long Beach on a 12-match win-streak.
Senior Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala.) also competed in qualifying in Long Beach, falling in the first round 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 to Nguyen.
Redshirt junior Harrison Richmond (Pawley’s Island, S.C.) and junior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) competed in qualifying at the USTA Men’s $10K Plantation Community Tennis Open, being held at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla.
Richmond defeated Cesar Antonio Gomez Diaz 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round and advanced to the round of 32 with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Drew Van Orderlain on Saturday before falling 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 to Jonathan Chang on Sunday.
Corinteli downed Jamie Vance 6-0, 6-0 in the opening round, but fell to William Howells 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.