Three Cats Qualify for NCAA Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships
May 5, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky sophomores Eric Quigley (Pewee Valley, Ky.) and Alex Musialek (Dax, France) and junior Brad Cox (Duluth, Ga.) have earned at-large bids to compete in the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships, May 26-31, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Quigley and Musialek earned two of 48 at-large bids to participate in the singles tournament that runs May 26-31. Quigley and Cox will team up as doubles partners after earning one of 21 at-large bids to take part in the doubles tournament, May 27-31.
Kentucky joins Tennessee (three) and South Carolina (two) as the only Southeastern Conference schools with multiple players selected to the singles tournament. Fifteen schools in the country achieved the distinction.
Quigley, listed at No. 12 in the nation according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released Monday, has earned a top-16 seeding in the singles tournament. Quigley owns a 19-6 dual-match record at No. 1 singles this season. He posted a 7-3 record against SEC foes and went 4-2 against top-25 players.
Musialek is listed at No. 49 in the nation with an 18-7 record at No. 2 singles, including an 8-2 mark against the SEC. He has defeated four top-105 opponent this season, including then-No. 9 Michael Shabaz of Virginia.
Quigley and Cox has ranked in the top-25 doubles rankings all season and are listed at No. 22 this week. The tandem has achieved a 15-9 mark this season, including a pair of victories over top-10 doubles teams.
Prior to the singles and doubles tournaments, Kentucky will play host to first- and second-round action of the NCAA Team Championships May 15-16 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. The Wildcats battle Cleveland State in the first round on May 15 at 1 p.m. EST. The winner plays the Georgia Tech-Binghamton winner, May 16 at 1 p.m. EST. The final 16 teams meet in Athens, Ga., to crown a champion, May 21-25, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Follow every step of Kentucky's postseason run at UKAthletics.com.