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Shane and Daigle Advance in ITA All-American Qualifying

Justin Shane

Oct. 1, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - The ITA All-American Championships, the first major individual tournament of the season, concluded pre-qualifying and began qualifying play Monday at the Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

Senior Justin Shane (Falls Church, Va.) opened play at the tournament with a first-round qualifying victory over Tomas Hanzlik of Penn State, 6-1, 6-2. He plays No. 30 seed Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma in the second round.

First-year Jordan Daigle (Lafayette, La.) advanced to the qualifying draw with his fourth win the pre-qualifying bracket, downing Sam Shropshire of Northwestern , 7-6(3), 6-0. Later in the day he played his first round qualifying match, downing Diego Soto of Miami, 7-5, 6-1.

Sophomore Harrison Richmond (Pawleys Island, S.C.), the No. 4 seed, was upset in the first round of qualifying by Alvaro Nazal of Gonzaga, 7-5, 6-1.

Virginia has four players in the main draw, which begins Thursday. The 2010 and 2012 ITA All-American Champion Alex Domijan (Sr., Wesley Chapel, Fla.) and 2011 ITA All-American Champion Mitchell Frank (Jr., Annandale, Va.) are looking to keep the Cavaliers' streak of championships going, as are sophomores Mac Styslinger (Birmingham, Ala) and Ryan Shane (Falls Church, Va.).

 

 

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