May 3, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s tennis senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Charlotte, N.C.) and junior Collin Altamirano (Sacramento, Calif.) have been selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship, being held May 24-29 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, after the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 18-23. The University of Georgia will serve as host.
Kwiatkowski and Altamirano were at-large selections selected to the 64-player singles field. All singles players must have a minimum of 13 completed singles matches, with six matches in the spring, in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Kwiatkowski was selected to compete in his third NCAA Singles Championship. Kwiatkowski earned a 9-16 seed after amassing a 24-6 singles record this season. In the fall, he won the American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open, guaranteeing himself a spot in the 2017 US Open Qualifying tournament. Kwiatkowski advanced to the semifinals of the Championship his sophomore season.
Altamirano will be competing in his second NCAA Singles Championship. Altamirano compiled a 15-5 record in singles this spring, including going 9-1 in conference matches. Last season, Altamirano fell in the first round of the Singles Championship.
The Cavaliers will not have a doubles team in the field of that championship.
All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a 7-point tiebreaker at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set. Match-ups and the complete singles bracket will be announced closer to the start of the tournament.