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No. 58 Langmo Advances to the Second Round

TULSA, Okla. – University of Miami junior Christian Langmo won his first-round match of the singles qualifier bracket Monday at the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships held in Tulsa, Okla.

No. 58 [5-seed] Langmo, from Boca Raton, Fla., defeated Tennessee’s Jack Schipanski in Monday’s first round. Langmo won in straight sets, after clinching the tiebreak in the first set, 7-6(4), then taking the second, 6-2.

Following the win, assistant coach Petar Danolic said, “Christian’s win was a difficult one. He did not play up to his potential, but he hung in mentally long enough to win today’s matchup. I liked the way he competed.”

Also playing Monday, seniors Jesse Flores and Max Andrews teamed up in the doubles qualifier. Flores, who battled a back injury throughout the entire tournament, and Andrews fell to Will Albright and Warren Bryan of UNC Greensboro, 7-6, 6-3.

Langmo returns to the court Tuesday for his second-round matchup against Alex Keyser of Columbia. Main draw contests get underway on Oct. 6 and the singles and doubles finals are scheduled for Oct. 10.

Junior No. 31 Piotr Lomacki will compete in the main draw singles event beginning Thursday, and both Lomacki and Langmo, ranked No. 50, will pair up in the doubles main draw.

On his overall thoughts of how the Hurricanes have performed, coach Danolic added, “We are learning from our tournaments and it is important that we move forward with an understanding of what we need to do better.”

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.

Schedule of Play
Saturday, Oct. 1 – Round of 256
(17-32) M. Andrews (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. (17-32) Max Andrews (Miami), 6-1, 6-3

Consolation
[8-seed] C. Kougoucheff (Louisville) def. Jesse Flores (Miami), 6-3, 6-2

Monday, Oct. 3
Qualifying Singles
First Round: No. 58 [5-seed] Christian Langmo (Miami) def. Jack Schipanski (Tennessee), 7-6(4), 6-2

Qualifying Doubles
Will Albright-Warren Bryan (UNC Greensboro) def. Jesse FloresMax Andrews, (Miami), 7-6, 6-3

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Qualifying Singles
Second Round: Christian Langmo (Miami) vs. Alex Keyser (Columbia)

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