Three Cavaliers Competing at the ITA All-American
Oct. 3, 2016
TULSA, Okla. – Three members of the Virginia men’s tennis team will be competing this week at the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, the first national championship tournament of the 2016-17 season, being held October 3-10 in Tulsa, Okla.
Senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) will be playing in both the singles and doubles main draws, partnering with senior Luca Corinteli (Alexandria, Va.) in doubles. Senior J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) has earned a spot in the singles main draw.
Last year, Kwiatkowski became the first player since 2009, and fourth overall in the history of the Men’s All-American Championships, to win the singles and doubles titles in the same year. Kwiatkowski’s double-dip gave the Cavaliers a sweep of the singles and doubles championships for the second time in Men’s All-American history (2010), and it’s just the sixth time in the history of the event that one program has taken home titles in both main draws.
Qualifying matches starting on Oct. 3, and main draw contests getting underway on Oct. 6. The singles and doubles finals are scheduled for Oct. 10. The main draws for singles and doubles will be announced Wednesday evening.
Corinteli competed in singles qualifying, downing South Carolina’s Harrion O’Keefe 6-2, 6-3 in his first-round qualifying match, but fell 6-2, 6-3 to 12th-seeded Josh Hagar of Notre Dame in the second round on Tuesday.
This marks the 12th straight year that the University of Tulsa will serve as the official tournament host, and most of the action during the two-week event will take place on the courts of the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
A player from the ACC has won the Saint Francis ITA Men’s All-American Singles Championship in each of the past six years. Stanford has won the most men’s singles titles with six, followed by Georgia and Virginia with five apiece.