Oct. 4, 2010
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Notre Dame men's tennis team has three student-athletes competing this week in the 2010 ITA All-American Championships at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. Senior Daniel Stahl (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and sophomore Blas Moros (Boca Raton, Fla./Pine Crest) will compete in the qualifying round, while junior Casey Watt (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) begins main draw competition on Thursday. All three will play in the singles draw.
Advancement into the ITA All-American Championships, one of only three grand slam events in collegiate tennis, was determined by the ITA preseason rankings. The preseason rankings, which consist of 125 players, are based upon the 2009-10 season results. The top 54 players compete in the main draw, while the remaining ranked athletes begin in the qualifying round. Watt is ranked 39th, Stahl sits at No. 69 and Blas is at No. 112.
The qualifying round begins Monday and runs through Wednesday. Stahl and Moros will each have the opportunity to compete in one match a day to advance to the main draw that begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday.
A full recap of Stahl's and Moros' results will be available at und.com later today.