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ITA Men's All-American Championships Underway

ITA Men's All-American Championships Underway

TULSA, Okla. – University of Miami senior Max Andrews earned a three-set win on Saturday to move on to the Round of 128 in the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships held in Tulsa, Okla.

Andrews, seeded in the 17-32 group of the pre-qualifier, took down Dave Bacalla of Valparais University 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 to earn a spot in the Round of 128. In the evening, the Manchester native dropped the match 6-1, 6-3 against Justin Roberts of South Florida.

Also playing in Saturday’s pre-qualifier, junior Jesse Flores faced Nikola Samardzic of LSU in the Round of 256. After losing the first set, Flores came up short in the second set tiebreaker, falling 6-3, 7-5.

Pre-qualifying matches continue on Sunday, Oct. 2, with qualifying matches starting on Oct. 3 and main draw contests getting underway on Oct. 6. The singles and doubles finals are scheduled for Oct. 10.

No. 58 junior Christian Langmo is participating in the singles qualifier bracket on Monday. No. 31 junior Piotr Lomacki will compete in the main draw singles event, beginning Thursday. The duo ranked No. 50 in the preseason polls will compete in the doubles qualifier draw which begins Monday.

This marks the 12th straight year that the University of Tulsa will serve as the official tournament host, and most of the action during the two-week event will take place on the courts of the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

The ITA Men’s All-American event page will include draw updates, links to scoring updates, live streaming and photo galleries, in addition to daily main draw recaps. FloTennis will live stream up to four courts each day of the main draw at www.flotennis.com. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter by following @ITA_Tennis and using the hashtag #TulsaITA.

Singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive an automatic entry into the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Nov. 3-6, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.

To keep up to date with the men’s tennis team, follow the squad on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @CanesMensTennis.

Stay tuned as tomorrow’s pre-qualifying matchups become available.

Schedule of Play
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Round of 256
Max Andrews (17-32) (Miami) def. D. Bacalla (Valpo), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
N. Samardzic (LSU) def. Jesse Flores (Miami), 6-3, 7-5

Round of 128
Justin Roberts (South Florida) def. Max Andrews (17-32) (Miami), 6-1, 6-3

Oct. 3-5
Qualifying singles draw, Qualifying singles consolation, Qualifying doubles draw, Singles consolation, Doubles consolation.

Oct. 6-10
Singles main draw, Doubles main draw.