Salisbury Advances to Main Draw
Oct. 3, 2012
TULSA - - Junior men's tennis player Joe Salisbury became the first Tiger in school history to advance to the singles main draw at the ITA All-American with a 6-0, 6-3 win, Wednesday. With a bid into the main draw of the field on the line, Salisbury downed North Florida's Moritz Buerchner in straight sets and will now face No. 43 Jamie Whiteford from the College of William and Mary at 8 a.m., Thursday. To get to the main draw, Salisbury has won three matches in pre-qualifying singles and three in qualifying singles.
If all the singles matches Salisbury played weren't enough, he also teamed with David O'Leary and played two doubles matches on Wednesday afternoon. The duo won their first match, 8-3, over the team of Jonathan Brooklyn and Dmytro Kovalyov from Hawaii, but ran out of gas against the team of Alex Domijan and Harrison Richmond from Virginia, in an 8-1 decision in the qualifying doubles round.
Two other Tiger entries also had their runs ended on Wednesday, as the doubles team of Connor Glennon and David O'Hare came up short in a 9-8 (5) decision against Florida State's Dominic Cotrone and Anderson Reed. In the singles draw, Johnny Grimal was eliminated from the singles bracket by North Carolina's Esben Hess-Olesen in the qualifying round, 6-1, 6-2.
ITA All-American Championships