Four members of the Virginia men’s tennis team will be competing at the 2018 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships being held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Freshmen Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) and William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) will be competing this weekend in prequalifying, trying to advance into the qualifying tournament which takes place Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1-2.
Sophomore Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) is currently an alternate for qualifying singles. If he does not get bumped up into the qualifying rounds, he will also begin play this weekend in prequalifying.
Senior Aswin Lizen (Douglas, Isle of Man) has earned a spot in the main draw of the tournament and will play his first match on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Lord and Goetz will be partnering in doubles and playing in the qualifying tournament.
Live streaming and scoring will be available for the main draw matches.
The University of Tulsa is hosting the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championship for the 14th straight season.
In addition to vying for the All-American national title, players will be competing to secure a berth into the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 7-11 in Surprise, Ariz. Singles quarterfinalists, consolation singles champion and finalist, along with doubles semifinalists and consolation doubles champion and finalist advance to the end of fall national championship.
A player from the ACC has won the Saint Francis ITA Men’s All-American Singles Championship in each of the past eight years. Former Cavalier Thai-Son Kwiatkowski won both the singles and doubles titles in 2015. Stanford has won the most men’s singles titles with six, followed by Georgia and Virginia with five apiece. Tennessee has won the most men’s doubles titles with five, followed by UCLA with three.