Field Set for ITA Southeast Regional
Oct. 7, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn - The initial men's tennis field has been set for the Wilson/ITA Southeast Men's Tennis Regional that will be hosted at The Racquet Club of Memphis beginning on Thursday, Oct. 13th. The field includes 25 of the nation's top ranked singles players, including No. 14 Greg Ouellette of Florida, No. 17 Ken Skupski of LSU, No. 20 Josh Cohen of Miami, No. 26 Luigi D'Agord, also of Miami, No. 40 Vlad Obradovic of Florida, No. 43 Erling Tveit of Ole Miss, No. 56 Chris Brandi of Florida and No. 57 Andreas Siljestrom of Middle Tennessee.
Memphis has four players that are in the main draw singles, which will begin on Friday, Oct. 14th. Seniors James Spence and Alex Jago, who are still alive in the doubles draw at the ITA All-American in Tulsa as of Friday, are both into the main singles draw, as are teammates Matt Brewer and Michael Jetter. Spence and Jago are preparing to face the No. 2 ranked doubles team in the country at the ITA All-American at 3 p.m., Friday. A live scoreboard with the scores of that match is available at http://tulsahurricane.collegesports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/tuls-m-tennis-scoreboard.html.
On the list of main draw alternates for the Southeast Regional are teammates Garrison Pilant and Bryan Bankester, awaiting the withdrawals from the main draw following the completion of the ITA All-American. Miami's Luigi D'Agord is still alive in the singles competition at the ITA All-American, and a win of that tournament would automatically qualify him for the ITA Indoor Championships, the same tournament the winner of the ITA Southeast Regional receives a bid for.
The complete tournament field can be viewed at www.usta.com and entering tournament ID 704207805. Once the field is set, the brackets will be posted on Tues., Oct. 11th.
This is the third straight year the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional as been played in Memphis.