Oct. 6, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky men’s tennis seniors Eric Quigley and Alex Musialek concluded the first day of the 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men’s All-American Championships singles and doubles main draw on Thursday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
In the singles main draw, Quigley, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, and Musialek, each dropped their opening-round matches. No. 3 Quigley fell to No. 42 Alexis Klegou of Texas A&M 7-6(1), 6-3, while No. 20 Musialek dropped a tight match to No. 18 Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia 6-4, 6-4.
Both Quigley and Musialek went on to compete in the consolation singles draw, with Quigley earning an impressive win over No. 25 Luka Somen of Virginia Tech 6-2, 6-2. Musialek fell in his consolation singles match to No. 62 Andre Dome 6-4, 6-4.
Quigley will face No. 36 Louis Cant of Mississippi State on Friday at 10 a.m. ET in consolation singles action.
Quigley and Musialek, who are ranked No. 19 in the nation in doubles, fell 9-8 (7) in a tiebreaker in their opening-round doubles match to David Cavalcanti and Matheus Pereira of Wichita State in the double main draw.
Kentucky had a successful run at the ITA All-American Championships in 2010 with Quigley making it all the way to the finals, becoming only the sixth UK player in school history to play in the finals of a collegiate tennis grand slam tournament.
Quigley joined former UK greats Jesse Witten, Carlos Drada, Cedric Kauffmann, Greg Van Emburgh and Rich Benson as the only players in Kentucky's rich history of tennis to play in the finals of one of the four collegiate grand slam tournaments. Quigley's run to the championship was a tough one as he had to post five wins over a top-45 ranked player in the tournament.
Musialek also played in the tournament last season, defeating a top-30 ranked player in the opening round before falling to top-15 ranked Marcel Thiemann of Ole Miss in the second round.
Live scores and limited live video will be available online at www.tulsahurricane.com. For complete results from the event, stay tuned to UKathletics.com or follow “UKMensTennis” on Twitter.
2011 Men’s ITA All-American Championships – Main Draw Singles
No. 42 Alexis Klegou (Texas A&M) def. No. 3 Eric Quigley (Kentucky) 7-6(1), 6-3
No. 18 Jarmere Jenkins (Virginia) def. No. 20 Alex Musialek (Kentucky) 6-4, 6-4
2011 Men’s ITA All-American Championships – Main Draw Doubles
David Cavalcanti/Matheus Pereira (Wichita State) def. No. 19 Eric Quigley/Alex Musialek (Kentucky) 9-8(7)
2011 Men’s ITA All-American Championships – Consolation Singles
No. 3 Eric Quigley (Kentucky) def. No. 25 Luka Somen (Virginia Tech) 6-2, 6-2
No. 62 Andre Dome (Cal Poly) def. No. 20 Alex Musialek (Kentucky) 6-4, 6-4
Schedule of Play – Main Draw
Friday, Oct. 7 - Third Round Singles, Second Round and Quarterfinal Doubles
Saturday, Oct. 8 - Quarterfinal and Semifinal Singles, Semifinal Doubles
Sunday, Oct. 9 - Championship Matches, Singles and Doubles