Monette is One Win Away From All-American Main Draw
Oct. 2, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - Indiana's Isade Juneau and Sam Monette both opened action at the ITA All-American Championships on Monday in the qualifying bracket. Monette, a freshman, opened his collegiate career with two singles victories and . The first major tournament of the fall in college tennis, the All-American is important because singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 8-11 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Monette defeated Tristan Jackson of Tulsa in his first collegiate match, taking a 6-1, 6-3 win, and he followed it up with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Jens Vorkefeld of Denver, putting himself one win over Northwestern's Spencer Wolf from a berth in the main draw of the tournament, where he would join senior Josh MacTaggart who qualified for the main draw on his previous resumé.
Juneau lost a tough one in the opening round to Ben Wagland of Georgia, 6-4, 7-5. Monette and Juneau won in opening round doubles action, taking out Andrew Bettles and National Sereke of Boise State 8-5. They fell in the second round to Ben Davis and Christoph Lang of Middle Tennessee, 8-6.
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