Canes Shine During Day Three of ITA All-American Championships
TULSA, Okla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team will be well represented in the second qualification round of the 2017 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships Tuesday thanks to first-round singles victories by senior Christian Langmo and freshman Bojan Jankulovski.
Langmo defeated Wake Forest’s Bar Botzer in a three-set thriller, claiming the third set 7-6 after breaking Botzer for a 9-7 victory in the tiebreaker. With the win, Langmo moved to 4-0 in singles competition this fall.
“It was great to see Christian get a tough win against a very good player from Wake Forest,” head coach Aljosa Piric said. “He has been playing well, and this run should give him the confidence that he belongs with the best players in college tennis.”
Jankulovski also advanced to the second qualification round after downing 92nd–ranked Josef Dodridge from Wisconsin, 6-1 and 7-6 (4) in his collegiate debut.
“Bojan beat a ranked player in his first college match,” Piric said. “He is a competitor and a fighter, and we know he will bring that every time he steps out on the court.
Both Langmo and Jankulovski will return the court tomorrow morning for second qualification round action. Langmo will face off against Florida’s Johannes Ingildsen, while Jankulovski will take on Mississippi State’s Niclas Braun.
In doubles competition, junior Dane Dunlap and Langmo took down Northwestern’s Antonioni Fasano and Dominik Stary in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, in the opening qualification round. In the round of 32, Dunlap and Langmo fell 6-3, 7-5 to Tyler Schick and Luis Erlenbusch from Tulane.
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ITA Championships – Monday, Oct. 2
Bojan Jankulovski def. No. 92 Josef Dodridge (Wisconsin), 6-1, 7-6 (4).
Christian Langmo def. Bar Botzer (Wake Forest), 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7)
Christian Langmo/Dane Dunlap def. #6 Antonioni Fasano/Dominik Stary (Northwestern), 6-4, 6-4
Tyler Schick/Luis Erlenbusch (Tulane) def. Christian Langmo/Dane Dunlap, 6-3, 7-5
ITA Championships – Tuesday, Oct. 3
Christian Langmo (Miami) vs. Johannes Ingildsen (Florida) – 11 a.m. ET
Bojan Jankulovski (Miami) vs. Niclas Braun (Mississippi State) – 11:30 a.m. ET