Ryotaro Matsumura to Compete in USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships
FLUSHING, N.Y. – The No. 28 preseason-ranked singles player sophomore Ryotaro Matsumura will represent Kentucky men’s tennis in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, New York beginning on Thursday, Nov. 3. The event is hosted by Columbia University and will take place at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center.
Matsumura qualified for the event after becoming a national champion at the Oracle ITA Masters when he took down No. 55 Shawn Hadavi of Columbia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
To start the tournament, Matsumura will face No. 16 Wayne Montgomery of Georgia on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. ET. Should Matsumura advance, he will play either No. 4 Thai-Son Kwiatowski of Virginia or No. 14 Nicolas Alvarez of Duke on Friday. The round-of-16 and quarterfinals will take place on Friday, with the semifinals on Saturday. The event will conclude with the finals on Sunday.
Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are champions from the USTA/ITA Division I Regional Championships held across the country in October, winners of the ITA Oracle Cup Super Bowl, and the consolation champions, doubles finalists, men's singles quarterfinalists and women's singles semifinalists from the ITA Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships.
The National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships showcases elite players from every level of college tennis. The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serves as the culmination of the fall season. The prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.