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  • 2018-19 Shocker Men's Tennis

    Six Shockers Set to Compete at ITA All-Americans

    Shocker Seniors Andrea Caligiana (Italy) and Eddie Stoica (New Zealand) along with Junior Murkel Delien (Bolivia) and Freshman Orel Ovil (Israiel) are amont the 256 players competing today in the ITA All-American pre-qualifying with the Top 16 pre-qualifers advancing to the qualifying rounds.

    Shocker Seniro Haru Inoue (Japan) and Junior Marius Frosa (Romania) have already been selected for qualifying singles.

    Prequalifying Singles (256 players)
    256 automatic, at-large and wild card selections
    Final 16 advance to Qualifying

    Qualifying Singles (128 players)
    112 automatic, at-large and wild card selections
    16 players from prequalifying tournament
    Players must win 3 rounds to advance to Main Draw (Final 16)

    Main Draw Singles (64 players)
    48 automatic, at-large and wild card selections
    16 players from the Qualifying tournament

    So singles play starts with a field of 416 players

    Pre-Qualifying - Round 1:
    Murkel Delien defeats Patrick Harper, Tennessee 6-3, 6-1
    Eddie Stoica defeats Anu Kodali, North Carolina 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
    Andrea Caligiana defeats George Hedley, Louisville 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
    Orel Orvil loses his Shocker debut to Diego Finkelstein, Georgia Southern 3-6, 2-6

    Pre-Qualifying - Round 2:
    Murkel Dellien defeats Nick Borchenko, Loyla Marymount 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
    Andrea Caligiana defeaats Barnabas Koncz, Oral Roberts 6-3, 6-2
    Eddie Stoica defeats Tom Kruse (UMKC), 6-3, 7-5

    Not a bad day for the Shocks winning 6 out of 7. Murkel, Andrea and Eddie will each need to win 2 more matches tomorrow to advance to the qualifying singles.

    Third round action begins tomorrow morning with time TBD. Stoica takes on Hunter Tubert of Ohio State. Dellien faces the winner of Ryan Mueller of Wake Forest and Niklas Gerdes of Chattanooga. Caligiana takes on the winner of Collin Markes of Texas and Hugo Piles of Nebraska-Omaha.
    Last edited by 1972Shocker; September 30th, 2018, 12:29 AM.

  • #2
    Day 2 of Pre-Qualifying play did go as well for the Shocks:

    Pre-Qualifying - Round 3:

    Eddie Stoica defeats Hunter Tubert, Ohio State 6-1, 7-5
    Andrea Caligiana loses to Collin Markes, Texas 2-6, 3-6
    Murkel Delien loses to Matthew Terry, Cleveland State 6-2, 5-7, 5-7

    Pre-Qualifying - Round 4:
    Eddie Stoica loses to Ryan Pandole, Columbia 4-6, 2-6 - Pandole moves on to the Qualifying singles.

    Qualifying begins tomorrow at the ITA All-Americans, with Haru Inoue and Marius Frosa from WSU receiving bids.


    • #3
      Haru Inoue and Marius Frosa both lose iin their 1st match of the qualifying singles..

      Haru loses to Richard Ciamarra, Notre Dame 0-6, 3-6
      Marius loses to Malik Bhatnagar, LSU 4-6, 5-7


      • #4
        Nice piece on Shocker 22-year old freshman from Israel, Orel Ovil: RH: From Israel to Wichita for Tennis


        • #5
          ITA Central Regional - Tulsa

          Shocker results from Thursday, October 18th (5-3 in Singles; 0-1 in Doubles)

          Shocker results from Friday, October 19th (1-3 in Singles; 0-2 in Doubles) Only winner was Jr. Murkel Dellien who picked up a very nice win over #34 Ferran Calvo of Oklahoma to move into the round of 16.

          Shocker results from Saturday, October 20th ( Murkel picks up 2 more wins to become 1st Shocker since Phil Cooper to make it to the semi-finals in this event; in Extra Matches Shocks go 6-5).

          Shocker results from Sunday, October 21st (Murkel loses in 3 sets to Iowa's Kareem Allaf in the semi-finals. Very nice tournament for Murkel)
          Last edited by 1972Shocker; 3 weeks ago.


        • #6
          Dang, nice!
          Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."


          • 1972Shocker
            1972Shocker commented
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            Thursday was pretty decent. Friday not so much. Nice win for Murkel on Friday even though it did involve a default at by his opponent at 5-5 in Set 2. Murkel won set 1 by 6-3.

        • #7
          Shockers Complete ITF Futures to Wrap up Fall Slate