Bushamuka and Matsumura Head to Tulsa for ITA Men’s All-American Championships
TULSA, Okla. – The 2016 Saint Francis Helath System ITA Men’s All-American Championships gets under way on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the Campus of the University of Tulsa. Kentucky men’s tennis will be represented by junior William Bushamuka and sophomore Ryotaro Matsumura.
Matsumura opened the season ranked No. 28 in singles and will face Herkko Pollanen of Ohio State at 11: 30 a.m. ET. Matsumura went 7-3 in Southeastern Conference matches last year, and fell in the first round of the NCAA Singles Tournament to the eventual NCAA singles champion.
Bushamuka is ranked No. 15 in the country and will face Majed Kilani of Tulsa at 12:30 p.m. ET. Last year, he earned five wins over ranked opponents during the season and was named to the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Pre-qualifying matches began on Oct. 1-2, while Matsumura and Bushamuka earned their way into the main draw. All matches will be streamed live on FloTennis.com.
The 2016 Saint Francis Health ITA Men’s All-American Championships span from Oct. 8 – Oct. 12. Live stats and live streaming of All-American play is available through Streaming Tennis. Following UK men’s tennis’ play in the All-American Championships, the team will head to Knoxville, Tenn. To compete in regional play beginning on Thursday, Oct. 20.