Men's Tennis secures five wins at Saint Francis/Ita All-american - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Men's Tennis secures five wins at Saint Francis/Ita All-american Championships

Ronit Bisht (Source: TTU Athletics) Ronit Bisht (Source: TTU Athletics)

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TULSA, Okla. – The Texas Tech men's tennis team picked up five victories on the opening day of qualifying at the Saint Francis/ITA All-American Championships Monday from the Case Tennis Center hosted by the University of Tulsa.

Ronit Bisht grinded out a 6-4, 6-4 win over Filip Kraijevic of Ole Miss. He teamed with Connor Curry for a pair of doubles victories. The duo defeated UNC Greensboro's Will Albright and Warren Bryant by a 6-3, 6-1 margin followed by an upset over No. 41 Trevor Johnson and Reese Stalder of TCU fueled by a 10-3 triumph in the super tiebreaker. Bisht and Curry will play for a spot in the main draw on Tuesday.

Jolan Cailleau continued his strong play and has won four of his five singles decisions this fall. He claimed a dominate 6-2, 6-1 decision over No. 66 Constantin Schmitz of Tulane. Cailleau has defeated a trio of ranked opponents during the fall.

"It was kind of an up and down day," Texas Tech head coach Brett Masi said. "It was nice to see Ronit win all three of his matches. I also thought Jolan played a really solid match to beat the No. 9 seed and a Top 70 player. Hopefully, they can carry the momentum through to tomorrow."

Visit www.TexasTech.com for the latest news and information on the men's tennis program. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/TechMensTennis and @TexasTechTennis on Twitter.

2016 Saint Francis/ITA All-American Results – Monday, October 3
Singles Qualifying – Round 1
No. 95 Jolan Cailleau (Texas Tech) vs. No. 66 Constantin Schmitz (Tulane): 6-2, 6-1
Ronit Bisht (Texas Tech) defeats Filip Kraijevic (Ole Miss): 6-4, 6-4
No. 106 Florian Bragusi (Oklahoma) defeats No. 83 Alex Sendegeya (Texas Tech): 6-2, 6-4
Brandon Holt (Southern Cal) defeats Bjorn Thomson (Texas Tech): 6-1, 7-5

Doubles Qualifying – Round 1
No. 29 Sendegeya/Thomson (Texas Tech) defeats Sebastian Heim/Luca Marquard (UC Irvine): 3-6, 6-4,
1-0 (10-8)
Bisht/Curry (Texas Tech) defeats Will Albright/Warren Bryant (UNC Greensboro): 6-3, 6-1

Doubles Qualifying – Round 2
Bisht/Curry (Texas Tech) defeats No. 41 Trevor Johnson/Reese Stalder (TCU): 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)
Gergely Madarasz/Ricardo Medinilla (Purdue) defeats No. 29 Sendegeya/Thomson (Texas Tech): 7-6 (5), 6-3

2016 Saint Francis/ITA All-American Schedule – Tuesday, October 4
Singles Qualifying – Round 2
No. 95 Jolan Cailleau (Texas Tech) vs. Alan Gadjiev (Wake Forest)
Ronit Bisht (Texas Tech) vs. No. 100 Robert Levine (Duke)

Singles Qualifying – Consolation
No. 83 Alex Sendegeya (Texas Tech) vs. Jarod Hing (Tulsa)
Bjorn Thomson (Texas Tech) vs. David Micevski (Utah)

Doubles Qualifying – Round 3
Bisht/Curry (Texas Tech) vs. Jack Findel-Hawkins/Lasse Muscheites (North Florida)

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