2016 Division I ITA Men’s All-American Championships: Preview and the last qualifying round results



by ROXANA JO

2016 Division I ITA Men’s All-American Championships: Preview and the last qualifying round results

2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships is the first opportunity to gather the best players from Collegiate tennis in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two-week event will mostly take part at the Michael D.

Case Tennis Center, and this marks the 12th year that Tulsa organizes the Men's All-American Championships. Besides taking the prestige title, all players that reach the quarter-final in singles (together with consolation champions) will receive an automatic entry into the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships that will be held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York from November 3-6.

Mikael Torpegaard from Ohio State leads the field, ahead of Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, who won both singles and doubles titles at last year's Men’s All-American Championships, Georgia Tech’s Christopher Eubanks, Stanford’s Tom Fawcett, Wake Forest’s Skander Mansouri, Petros Chrysochos, Texas A&M’s Arthur Rinderknech and North Carolina’s Ronnie Schneider. Players from the ACC are the dominant figure at this event in the last 6 years, and in the past some of the winners were John Isner, James Blake, Bob Bryan and Wimbledon finalist MaliVai Washington.

In singles, Stanford players have won the most titles, six, followed by Georgia and Virginia with 5 each. Final qualifying round results: Christian Seraphim (Wake Forest) vs Adam Moundir (Old Dominion) 4-6 6-2 7-5
[17]Filip Bergevi (California) vs Robert Levine (Duke) 6-1 3-6 7-6(5)
[Q]Alex Keyser (Columbia) vs [Q]Joseph DiGiulio (UCLA) 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1
Jacob Dunbar (Richmond) vs [25]Kai Lemke (Memphis) 6-4 6-2
[Q]Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) vs Florin Bragusi (Oklahoma) 7-5 6-2
[11]Mitch Stewart (Washington) vs [Q]Alberto Barroso-Campos (Saint Leo) 6-2 7-5
Victor Pham (Columbia) vs Jordi Arconada (Texas A&M) 6-4 6-3
Lukas Finzelberg (Oklahoma State) vs [25]Martin Joyce (Ohio State) 4-6 6-3 6-3
[Q]Peter Bertran (South Florida) vs Jolan Cailleau (Texas Tech) 6-4 4-6 7-5
[8]Herkko Pollanen (Ohio State) vs [17]Walker Duncan (Georgia) 6-4 6-3
Yuya Ito (Texas) vs Trevor Johnson (TCU) 7-5 Ret.
Julius Tverijonas (George Washington) vs Felix Corwin (Minnesota) 6-1 6-4
[12]Josh Hagar (Notre Dame) vs [17]Jack Findel-Hawkins (North Florida) 6-2 6-4
[7]Billy Griffith (California) vs Filip Vittek (San Diego) 6-0 6-3
Brandon Holt (USC) vs [16]Igor Smelyanski (Clemson) 6-3 7-5
Thomas Laurent (Oregon) vs [Q]Jimmy Bendeck (Baylor) 7-6 6-4 ALSO READ: 2017 Men’s and Women’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships to be played at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College