Carter, Kononov Advance in ITA All-American Championships

Carter, Kononov Advance in ITA All-American Championships

Tulsa, OK – UMBC juniors Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md.) and Jaan Kononov (Talinn, Estonia) advanced to the third round of pre-qualifying in the 2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships. Classmate Melker Svard (Gothenburg, Sweden) won his first round match, but lost a tough three-setter in the second round.

 

Kononov opened play with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Muddappa Appanervanda of Illinois State, then rallied to defeat Simon Pritchard of Kennesaw State, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. He will face Jonny Rigby of SIU-Carbondale in third round play on Sunday.

 

Carter, the No. 3 seed in pre-qualifying, had a first-round bye and then took out Markus Schultz of NJIT, 6-4, 7-6(6). He will now oppose Logan Staggs of Northwestern in the third round.

 

Svard opened with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 victory over LSU's Boris Arias. He then engaged in a tough battle with Boise State's Toby Mitchell, but fell, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

 

The qualifying draw opens on Monday and the main draw begins on Thursday, Oct. 2.  

 

2014 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Saturday, September 27 - RESULTS

 

 

Pre-Qualifying Singles – First Round

 

Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Boris Arias (LSU) 6-3, 6-4

Jaan Kononov (UMBC) def. Muddappa Appanervanda (Illinois State) 7-5, 6-3

Pre-Qualifying Singles – Second Round

 

[3] Justin Carter (UMBC) def. Markus Schultz (NJIT) 6-4, 7-6(6)

Jaan Kononov (UMBC) def. Simon Pritchard (Kennesaw State) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Toby Mitchell (Boise State) def. Melker Svard (UMBC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4