Kwiatkowski & Collins Give UVA An ACI Sweep; Hart and Shibahara Wins US Open Junior Dubs, Fall Results

Virginia’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Danielle Collins gave the Cavaliers a clean sweep on Saturday afternoon at the American Collegiate Invitational in New York City. Kwiatkowski needed just 65 minutes to dispatch Georgia’s Austin Smith 6-2, 6-2 while Collins defeated Michigan’s Ronit Yurovsky 6-2, 6-4 in 1 hour and 21 minutes. Kwiatkowski won a stout 73% of the points on his serve and topped that off by winning 50% of the points on Smith’s serve. Here were some quotes from Thai-Son via Virginia’s recap:”I felt like I was serving well today,” Kwiatkowski said. “I was focusing on having a high first-serve...

ACI Finals Set, Ram Falls in Mixed Dubs Final, Hart/Shibahara Advance to USOJ Dubs Final, All-American Fields Announced

Virginia senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski will meet recent Georgia graduate Austin Smith on Saturday in the men’s final of the American Collegiate Invitational while it’ll be recent Michigan graduate Ronit Yurovsky taking on the two-time NCAA singles champion and Virginia graduate Danielle Collins in the women’s final. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski needed just 53 minutes to get past Stanford junior Tom Fawcett 6-2, 6-0. Kwiatkowski won 64% of the points on Fawcett’s serve and converted six of seven break points with Fawcett only landing 38% of his first serves. Kwiatkowski won 24 of 31 points in the 22 minute second set. Austin Smith jumped out to a...

Wahoos Roll at ACI, Ram Playing for a Mixed Doubles Grand Slam, Hart/Shibahara Into Semis at USO Juniors

Virginia senior and top seed Thai-Son Kwiatkowski advanced to the semifinals at the American Collegiate Invitational  after Arkansas senior Mike Redlicki retired down 6-4, 3-0. Kwiatkowski broke Redlicki to go ahead 5-4 in the first and then after serving the set out he broke two more times before Redlicki threw in the towel. Below is a  post-match comment from Arkansas head coach Andy Jackson via Arkansas’s website:“It was a great experience for Mike and thanks to the United States Tennis Association for the opportunity,” head coach Andy Jackson said. “Mike played pretty well, but Thai-Son was just much fitter. We know what...

American Collegiate Invitational, Hainline To Receive Achievement Award, Coaching News, US Open Results

The third annual American Collegiate Invitational begins tomorrow at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with an eight-person draw in both men’s and women’s singles. The fields are comprised of the top two players in the ATP/WTA rankings (as of July 18) and the top five players in the year-end Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles rankings (excluding those selected by pro ranking), including at least two graduating seniors or players who have turned pro/exhausted their collegiate eligibility. Georgia junior Paul Oosterbaan was originally selected to participate but he had to withdraw due to an injury so Northwestern senior Konrad...

Amanda Stone To Louisiana Tech, Other Coaching News, US Open Results

Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland announced the hiring of Amanda Stone as the Lady Techsters new women’s head coach. Stone comes to Ruston via D2’s Northeastern State (Okla) where she won 81% of her matches as head coach over the past four seasons. Stone graduated from Northeastern State in 2007 and also spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Rochester prior to becoming coach at Northeastern State. Stone replaces Chad Camper who departed after three seasons to take the women’s head coaching job at Chattanooga.BREAKING | Amanda Stone named new @LATechTen head coach. Welcome to the LA Tech Family!...