TULSA, Okla.-The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team split three doubles matches at the ITA All-American Championships Tuesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Junior Jose Salazar had a fantastic weekend competing in the pre-qualifying draw and advancing to the qualifying draw after winning three matches. Salazar defeated Eduarado Bringold (Eastern Washington) 6-0, 6-0. He then advanced to Round 128 on Saturday and defeated opponent Daffra Sanon (Clemson) 6-2, 7-5. Salazar competed in the Round 64 on Sunday and defeated Georgia Tech’s Cole Fiegel in a two set match, 6-4, 6-4. On Monday, he competed in the first round of the qualifying singles draw and won in a two set match to Buffalo’s Pablo Alvarez, 6-0, 6-1. Tuesday morning, Salazar fell to Max de Vroome (USC) in a tough three set match, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2.
The qualifying men’s doubles started Tuesday, Oct. 7. William Albanese and Johan den Toom fought hard, but fell to East Tennessee State’s Robert Herrera and Diago Nunez, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(5).
Jacob Herndon and Austin Robles fell to Texas A&M’s Jordi Acronada and Max Lunkin, 6-2, 6-4 in Round 64 of the qualifying men’s doubles.
Qualifying Men’s Singles
Second Round: Tuesday:
Max de Vroome (USC) defeated Jose Salazar 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
Qualifying Men’s Doubles
Round 128: Tuesday:
Robert Herrera/Diago Nunez (East Tennessee State) defeated William
Albanese/Johan den Toom 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
Round 64 Tuesday:
Jordi Arconada/Max Lunkin (Texas A&M) defeated Jacob Herndon/Austin
Robles 6-2, 6-4
Sean Donohue-Courtney Lock (Louisville) vs. Marco Micolani/Mike Redlicki
Pre-qualifying: Saturday, Oct. 3 – Monday, Oct. 5
Qualifying: Monday, Oct. 5 – Wednesday, Oct. 7
Main Draw: Thursday, Oct. 8 – Monday, Oct. 12
The ITA men’s All-American Championships run through Sunday, October 11, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa. Updated draws and main draw daily recaps can be found at the ITA Championship Central page at www.itatennis.com.
Singles quarter-finalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive an automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Nov. 12-15, head at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
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