FLUSHING, N.Y. – Former Virginia men’s tennis players Collin Altamirano and Dominic Inglot will be competing at the U.S. Open, which runs from August 27 through Sept. 9 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Inglot, partnering with Franko Skugor of Croatia, has advanced to the second round of the men’s doubles main draw. The tandem, who are the No. 16 seed, downed Robert Lindstedt and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (9) in the first round and then picked up a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Dusan Lajovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round. They fell 6-2, 6-4 to Americans Mark Bryan and Jack Sock in the round of 16.
This was the third Grand Slam that Inglot and Skugor have played together as a team. The duo fell in the opening round of the French Open but advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon. The duo has won two tournaments together this season, earning the titles at the Gazprom Hungarian Open in April and the Libema Open in s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands in June.
This is Inglot’s seventh appearance at the US Open and his 26th time competing in a Grand Slam event. His best finish at the US Open was a run to the semifinals in 2015.
Altamirano advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw of men’s singles. He faced No. 139 Ugo Humbert of France in the first round, falling 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
This is the 38th-consecutive Grand Slam in which a Cavalier has appeared.