Long Upset-Filled Day in Tulsa Ends With 16 Qualifiers; Women’s Qualifying Gets Started in California

Tuesday was an extremely long day in Tulsa with singles play beginning at 8 a.m. central and finally finishing up at 9:18 p.m after Oklahoma’s Ferran Calvo closed out Texas’s Leo Telles in a third set tiebreak. The opening three plus hours of action was played outside in overcast and windy conditions but then the rain came in and moved everything inside for the rest of the day. The aforementioned Calvo was the only pre-qualifier to advance to the main draw after he ran his fall record to 15-0 with a straight set win over Arizona State’s Benjamin Hannestad and a lengthy three set win over Telles. In that final match against Telles, Calvo came...

Opening Day of Pre-Qualifying – Several Seeds Bow Out in California & Tulsa

The opening day of the pre-qualifying draw in Pacific Palisades saw 9 of the 16 women’s seeds fall in the opening rounds which included all but 1 of the top 8 seeds. Virginia Tech’s Elena Cerezo-Codina knocked out the top seed Oklahoma State’s Sofia Blanco 7-6, 6-4 while Texas Tech’s Sabrina Federici (Texas Tech) ousted the second seed UNLV’s Aiwen Zhu 6-4, 6-2. The final round of the pre-qualifying draw will be played on Sunday and out of the seven remaining seeded players all but one (Miki Kobayashi) are freshmen. The 256-player men’s pre-qualifying draw saw 12 of 21 seeded players make it through the first...

All-American Pre-Qualie Draws Are Out

A busy week of tennis will get underway tomorrow morning in Tulsa and Pacific Palisades as the pre-qualifying rounds get started at the men’s and women’s All-American Championships. The men’s pre-qualifying draw is a massive 256-player draw, although 69 get a first-round bye, while the women’s pre-qualifying draw is a 64-player draw with no byes. There will 16 men and 8 women that will advance to the qualifying rounds with the men’s qualifying draw a 128-player draw while the women’s will be a 64-player draw. The pre-qualifying draws with match times are available on the ITA’s event page with the men here and the women...