Joe Salisbury Advances to ITA Qualifying Draw With Third Win in Two Days
Sept. 30, 2012
TULSA - - Junior Joe Salisbury advanced to the ITA Qualifying Draw with his third singles win in two days in ITA All-American Pre-Qualifying Action. Salisbury opened Sunday morning with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Duke's Josh Levine to advance to the fourth round, then used a first set tiebreak win, 7-6 (5) and followed that with a 6-2 second set win over Oklahoma's John Warden to become one of 16 players out of the 256 player draw to win their way into the Qualifying Singles Draw that begins Monday.
Teammate Cedric de Zutter will now wait until Tuesday when doubles play begins, after dropping his third round match, 6-4, 6-0 to Mississippi State's Stefan Vinti. Salisbury now joins teammates David O'Leary, Connor Glennon and Johnny Grimal in the ITA Qualifying Draw, which starts play on Monday. The Qualifying Draw is a 128 player bracket where, again, players are trying to win three matches to move into the Main Draw. O'Leary and Glennon earned their Qualfiying draw slots based on their pre-season ranking and Grimal moved off the prequalifying list and onto the qualifying draw based on last season's results.
There are still two prequalifying matches on the court, but when the final draw for the Monday Qualifier is posted, you can find it here.