BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's tennis player James Meredith learned the road he will travel at the 2010 NCAA Individual National Championships, Tuesday (May 25) as the draws for the 64-player singles tournament have been announced. The NCAA Individual Championships, which begin on Wednesday (May 26) and run through May 31 (Monday), are being held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
Meredith, a sophomore from Christchurch, New Zealand, will open his week at the individual championships against No. 32 ranked Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine. Meredith, who enters the tournament ranked No. 55 nationally, will face Beidas at 11:30 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday (May 26). The winner of Meredith and Beidas will advance in the single elimination tournament to face the winner of No. 104 Charles Bottoni of East Tennessee State and No. 7 Alex Lacroix of Florida on Thursday (May 27).
Meredith enters the individual championships with a 25-9 overall record in singles dating back to last fall. He was outstanding for the Broncos this spring, playing to a 20-7 record in duals. Meredith has been successful this season against nationally ranked opponents as well, boasting a 9-4 record against top-125 players. His success playing at No. 1 for Boise State earned him 2010 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors, as well as an automatic bid to the individual championships.
Fans can follow Meredith through the individual championships via live scoring and video at http://www.ncaa.com/sports/c-tennis/champpage/c-tennis-div1-index.html.