BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men’s tennis players James Meredith and Vicente Joli are heading to Tulsa, Okla. this week (Oct. 5-11) to take on some of the nation’s top collegiate players, representing the Broncos at the D’Novo Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships.
The ITA All-American tournament began on Saturday (Oct. 3) with the pre-qualifying rounds kicking off the action. For both singles and doubles competition, the tournament is comprised of three different rounds. Players that start in the pre-qualifying round must win three matches to advance to the qualifying round. Players in the qualifying round must then win three matches to advance to the main draw, which is the premier portion of the tournament.
Meredith and Joli will both be competing in singles, while also teaming up in the doubles tournament. The duo enters the week ranked No. 41 nationally in doubles, with a 2-1 record so far this fall. Their only loss came in the championship match of the Virginia “One-Plus-One” tournament against No. 17 Michael Shabaz and Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia, 8-6. Meredith and Joli are one of just 21 teams selected to start in the main draw of the doubles tournament, which begins on Thursday (Oct. 8).
In singles, Joli will take the court first for Boise State, as he begins his quest for a tournament title in Monday’s (Oct. 5) qualifying round. Joli enters the tournament with a 1-3 record this fall, having competed in just one tournament.
Meredith will open his week in singles action on Thursday, as one of 44 players selected to start in the singles main draw. Meredith is ranked No. 53 nationally for singles and has a 3-1 overall record this fall. He currently boasts a 2-0 record against players ranked nationally in the top-75, with wins against No. 16 Clay Donato of North Carolina and No. 72 Simon Childs of Louisville at the “One-Plus-One” tournament.
The All-American tournament is single elimination and will conclude with its’ championship matches next Sunday (Oct. 11). For results and tournament updates throughout the week visit itatennis.com.