Longhorns compete in first weekend of the ITA Men’s All-American Championships

Alana Kaufman

The Longhorns headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to compete in the 2015 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships. The pre-qualifying singles consolation and pre-qualifying singles draw, which is the first of three rounds of the championship, took place this weekend.

Seven of the nine members of Texas’ men’s squad sent to the tournament competed.

In the first round, the Longhorns posted four wins.

Freshman Johnny Goodwin defeated Austin Peay State junior Aaron Jumonville in a three set match 2-6, 7-6, 6-3.  Sophomore John Mee beat New Mexico sophomore Bart Van Leijsen 7-6, 6-3.  Senior Nick Naumann edged Duke freshman Adrian Chamdani 6-2, 6-2.  Senior Michael Riechmann defeated junior Giovani Samaha from Troy 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky was defeated by Utah sophomore Freddie McGeehan. After two strong winning weekends for freshman Harrison Scott, Oral Roberts freshman Kenneth Boykin beat Scott 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round. 

Finally, Marquette senior Daniel Fernandez edged redshirt sophomore William Jou 6-3, 6-4.

Match play continues into next weekend as the qualifying singles round begins.