Tulsa, OK – Senior Parker McGuiness and sophomore Joe Woolley won both their matches on the first day of the pre-qualifying draw at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“I’m happy with the team’s performance today,” said Mcguiness. “We will look to keep our momentum going into tomorrow’s matches.”
In his final year of collegiate competition, McGuiness extends his win streak to 6 matches and remains unbeaten with two straight sets victories on Saturday. In the first round he defeated Mitchell Pritchard (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-1, followed by a 6-3, 6-3 win over Brown’s Jack Haworth. McGuiness will face UCLA’s Joseph DiGuilio in the 3rd round Sunday at 10am CT.
Englishman Joe Woolley, competing in his first year as a Ute, started the day off slow against Christoffer Greve (Illinois State), losing the first set, but was able to turn things around; 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. In the 2nd round Woolley defeated Marko Goles-Babic (San Diego State) in a closely contested match, 6-3, 7-6(11), to set up a third round match against Texas Tech’s Connor Curry Sunday at 9am.
In order to advance to the qualifying draw, both Woolley and McGuiness will need to win 2 rounds on Sunday. Sophomore David Micevski starts competition on Monday in the qualifying draw.
Junior Egbert Weverink was defeated in the first round by LSU’s Agie Moreno, 6-3, 6-3 and will play a consolation match Sunday at 11am against Mike Psarross (UMKC).
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DAY 1 RESULTS
1st RD PRE-QUALIFYING DRAW RESULTS:
Joe Woolley def. Christoffer Greve (Illinois St.) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Parker McGuiness def. Mitchell Pritchard (Tulsa) 6-3, 6-1
Agie Moreno def. Egbert Weverink 6-3, 6-3