Men's Tennis Duo to Compete at Fall Nationals
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Fifth-year senior Benjamin Hannestad and fourth-year junior Franco Aubone are representing the University of Miami at the 2021 ITA National Fall Championships on Thursday. The pair will compete in the doubles main draw from Nov. 4-7 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif.
The tournament features 64 of the nation’s top collegiate singles players (32 men and 32 women) and 64 of the nation’s top collegiate doubles teams (32 men’s teams and 32 women’s teams). The event is in its fifth year, having replaced the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships beginning in 2017.
Aubone and Hannestad qualified for the tournament after posting a 4-1 record and finishing as runners-up in doubles play at the ITA Fall Southeast Regional.
Following a practice day on Wednesday, competition will begin on Nov. 4 in single-elimination format. Play will conclude on Nov. 7 with the main draw doubles championship matches and the consolation finals.