JSM Challenger Begins Qualifying Rounds

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JSM Challenger Tennis News

Starting Saturday November 14, the Atkins Tennis Center will host the JSM Challenger qualifying rounds. After final rounds are finished on Sunday November 15, 4 qualifiers will move into the main draw of the JSM challenger beginning Monday November 16 through Saturday November 21, also hosted by Atkins Tennis Center.

Saturday’s qualifying rounds begin at 10:00am with matches on courts 1, 2 and 5. Feature matches of the day include Aleksandar Vukic of Australia versus the seventh seeded Marcus Willis of Great Britain. This match will take place on court 1 not before 12:00pm. Other feature matches include fourth seeded American player Stefan Kozlov versus Canadian player David Volfson on court 2 at 10:00am, followed by Farris Gosea of Great Britain versus American player Strong Kirchheimer.

Out of 10 current and former players from the Illinois Men’s Tennis program, six of them—Brian Page Jr., Alex Jesse, Pablo Landa Catan, Toshiki Matsuya, Asher Hirsch and Julian Childers—have received wild cards for the tournament. The other four, Aleksandar Vukic, Aron Hiltzik, Tim Kopinski and Farris Gosea, earned direct entry. Both Gosea and Kopinski earned All-American honors for the Illini in 2014.


COURT 1 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [WC] B. Page Jr. (USA) vs R. Sarmiento (USA)
Qualifying – [WC] A. Jesse (USA) vs [8] D. Rice (GBR)

Not Before 12:00 noon
Qualifying – A. Vukic (AUS) vs [7] M. Willis (GBR)
Qualifying – J. Sude (GER) vs A. Hiltzik (USA)
Qualifying – A. Gomez (COL) vs T. Kopinski (USA)

Not Before 4:00 pm
On First Available Court – Qualifying – [3] T. Jomby (FRA) vs N. Kryvonos (USA)


COURT 2 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [WC] P. Landa Catan (MEX) vs [5] D. Smethurst (GBR)
Qualifying – C. Thompson (USA) vs [WC] T. Matsuya (JPN)

Not Before 12:00 noon
Qualifying – J. Ho (USA) vs I. Vasilyev (RUS)
Qualifying – D. Kamynin (UKR) vs [WC] A. Hirsch (USA)
Qualifying – [1] J. Milton (GBR) vs [WC] J. Childers (USA)

COURT 5 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [4] S. Kozlov (USA) vs D. Volfson (CAN)
Qualifying – F. Gosea (GBR) vs S. Kirchheimer (USA)

Not Before 12:00 noon
Qualifying – D. O’hare (IRL) vs S. Vinti (ROU)
Qualifying – J. Salisbury (GBR) vs [6] M. McDonald (USA)
Qualifying – [2] C. Buchanan (USA) vs L. Margaroli (SUI)

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