Sept. 28, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s tennis team will travel to Tulsa, Okla., this weekend to take part in the ITA All-Americans. Three Boilermakers will compete in the pre-qualifying singles draw on Saturday while the other three are in the qualifiers. Diego Acosta and Aaron Dujovne also qualified for the doubles main draw.
Just one week after winning two singles draws and having two runners-up at the Purdue Invitational, the Boilermakers will be back at it. Evan Hawkins will be the first one out on the court for Purdue as he has an 8 a.m. CT match. Hawkins, winner of the B Flight at the Purdue Invite last week, will face Tyler Brown of the University of Texas-San Antonio. The winner will move on to face Joe Hill of LSU. Arthur Dobradin will make his second career appearance with an 11:30 a.m. CT match against Adrian Forberg-Skogeng of the University of Mississippi. Forberg-Skogeng is the 25 seed in the pre-qualifiers.
Szymon Tatarczyk is the other Boilermaker in the pre-qualifying singles round. The junior received a first round bye and will play at 1:30 p.m. CT against the winner of Alex Palaez and Jonathan Cornish. Palaez is from Illinois State while Cornish is from Virginia. The qualifiers run Saturday and Sunday.
Monday is the first round of the qualifiers at the All-American tournament. Kovacs, Acosta, and Dujovne landed in that draw. Those pairings will be announced early next week. In doubles, the No. 13 pair in the country of Acosta and Dujovne qualified for the main draw. The main draw is scheduled for Oct. 4-7.
Live result, video, and a tournament central page can be found on Tulsa’s official men’s tennis page or by clicking here. Results and a recap will be found after each day that a Boilermaker competes.