Nov. 4, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s tennis seniors Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and J.C. Aragone (Yorba Linda, Calif.) competed in the singles draw of the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships being held Nov. 3-6 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Both players fell in the Round of 16.
Aragone, who won the ITA Atlantic Regional last month to earn his spot in the field, downed Ryan Peniston of Memphis 6-1, 7-6 (4) on Thursday in the opening round. Top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State defeated Aragone 6-3, 6-0 in the Round of 16.
Kwiatkowski, who was awarded a wildcard entry from the USTA, was the No. 2 seed in the tournament and opened play on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Nicolas Alvarez of Duke. Georgia’s Wayne Montgomery defeated Kwiatkowski 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the second round.
The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships features 32 of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s singles players, as well as 20 outstanding men’s and women’s doubles teams. Champions from the ITA Division I Regional Championships Presented by Oracle, ITA Oracle Cup, Oracle ITA Masters and the consolation champions, doubles finalists, men’s singles quarterfinalists and women’s singles semifinalists from the Saint Francis ITA Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships earned automatic entry into the event. Both the USTA and ITA selected at-large and wildcard participants, while Columbia University received a wildcard entry into each draw for serving as event host.
A player from an ACC institution has won the men’s singles title in three of the last five years, including UVA’s Mitchell Frank who won the title in 2011.
Live scoring will also be available for the entire tournament, which along with updated draws, daily recaps, photo gallery links and other tournament information, can be viewed on the official ITA event page. FloTennis will provide exclusive live streaming coverage of the entire 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, with at least one camera positioned on all nine competition courts. A subscription-based company, FloTennis offers its users monthly and annual rate payment options.