Jankulovski Advances in Qualifiers
TULSA, Okla. – In Monday’s early morning showdown, University of Miami men’s tennis sophomore Bojan Jankulovski opened up play at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championship Qualifier.
Facing Southern California’s Lauren Verboven, who last week won the prestigious Oracle ITA Masters championship, Jankulovski cruised to a, 6-4, 6-2, straight-set victory to advance to the second round.
The sophomore will battle Columbia’s William Matheson Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET.
In doubles action, Stephen Madonia and Adria Soriano Barrera battled Nevada’s Julian Evrard and Kostya Nesterenko in the opening round, coming up short, 4-6, 6-7 (3-7).
Also competing in the round of 64, Dane Dunlap and Jankulovski dropped their match against No. 45 Bar Botzer and Julian Zlobinsky of Wake Forest, 3-6, 3-6.
The University of Tulsa is hosting the championship for the 13th straight season, with matches taking place on the courts of the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Qualifying singles and doubles will continue on Tuesday with main draw matches transpiring between Oct. 4-8.
In addition to vying for the All-American national title, players will be competing to secure a berth into the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 1-5, in Palm Desert, Calif. Singles quarterfinalists and consolation singles champion finalists, along with doubles semifinalists and consolation doubles finalists earn a trip to the Golden State.
A player from the ACC has won the Saint Francis ITA Men’s All-American Singles Championship in each of the past eight years. William Blumberg of North Carolina won the 2017 event.
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Singles Qualifier – Second Round
10 a.m. ET – No. 92 Bojan Jankulovski (UM) vs. William Matheson (CU)
Singles Qualifier – First Round
No. 92 Bojan Jankulovski (UM) def. No. 81 Laurens Verboven (USC), 6-4, 6-2
Doubles Qualifier – Round of 64
Evrard/Nesterenko (NV) def. No. 51 Madonia/Soriano (UM), 6-4, 7-6 (3)
No. 45 Botzer/Zlobinsky (WF) def. Dunlap/Jankulovski (UM), 6-3, 6-3
Singles Pre-Qualifier – Round of 64
Paul Barretto (CA) def. Stephen Madonia, 6-3, 6-0
Singles Pre-Qualifier – Round of 256
Stephen Madonia (UM) def. Edward Pudney (MN), W/O
Dane Dunlap (UM) def. William Woodall (VA), 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Singles Pre-Qualifier – Round of 128
Stephen Madonia (UM) def. Gabriel Dias (WIN), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Luca Wiedenmann (TN) def. Dane Dunlap (UM), 6-2, 6-2