Michael D. Case Tennis Center
800 South Tucker Avenue Tulsa OK 74104-9700
“It was a great accomplishment to get here,” head coach Brad Pearce said. “I hope they’ll learn from this experience, analyze where they need to improve as a team and work even harder to improve through the end of the season.”
Monday, Kawka played in the singles first qualifying round and fell to Shane Vinsant from Texas A&M, 6-3, 6-3. On Tuesday, Kawka and Cullimore fell short in the doubles first qualifying round against Tin Ostojic and Erick Reyes from Wichita State, 8-5.
In order to participate in the ITA All-American Championships, each player has to be the best in his respective region or be ranked nationally.
Next week, the Cougars travel to the University of Utah to play in the Utah Tennis Invitational Oct. 11-13.
“This tournament showcases the best players in college tennis,” head coach Brad Pearce said. “You have to be one of the best in your region or have a national ranking to be invited to the tournament.”
Kawka will compete in the singles qualifying round, which starts Oct. 1 and goes through Oct. 3. The main draw will be held from Oct. 4-7.
The doubles team of Kawka and Cullimore will also compete in the doubles qualifying round.
In last year’s tournament, Kawka played in the main draw but lost in the Round of 16 consolation bracket. Cullmore competed last year with sophomore Francis Sargaent.
This is the second tournament for the two Cougars this year. Two weeks ago, Keaton and Cullimore won the doubles championship at the BYU Invitational. Kawka also took home the singles title.
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