Oct. 1, 2011
ITA All-American Championships
Saturday, Oct. 1 - Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
Michael D. Case Tennis Center
Tulsa, Okla. • All Day
Streaming Video and Live Stats: TulsaHurricane.com
TULSA, Okla. -- The fall slate continued for head coach Arvid Swan and the members of the Northwestern men's tennis team as they travel this weekend to Tulsa, Okla. for the ITA All-American Championships.
Senior Joshua Graves (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet), junior Spencer Wolf (Coral Springs, Fla./Laurel Springs) and sophomore Raleigh Smith (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep) will represent the Wildcats at the prestigious competition which draws more than 300 players from around the country. Graves is entered in the qualifying singles draw and he will pair up with Wolf to form an entry in the qualifying doubles draw. Both Smith and Wolf are in the pre-qualifying singles draw.
Last weekend Graves and Wolf warmed up for the ITA All-American Championships at the Baylor-HEB Invitational. Wolf advanced all the way to the quarterfinal round of the singles draw by knocking off three quality opponents including a triumph over Oklahoma's Peerakit Siributwong who was the field's sixth highest-rated player at No. 84 in the Campbell/ITA fall singles poll. Graves also competed in the singles draw while the duo also played doubles side-by-side.
In day one of the competition on Saturday, Smith dropped his first round match against Utah's Ace Matias, 6-3 and 6-1. Wolf received a first round bye and his scheduled second-round opponent, Jonathon Knowlman of San Francisco withdrew. Wolf will play again Sunday at 11:30 a.m.against Mathias Kidler of USC Upstate.
Click on the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information and check back to NUsports.com to follow the progress of Graves, Smith and Wolf.
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