TULSA, OKLA. - College tennis resumes this fall as the nation's top players are set to compete for the first men's national title of the fall season at the 2013 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships. For the ninth straight year, the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center will be the site for the ITA Men's All-American Championships.
Pre-qualifying matches are set to begin on Sept. 28 with qualifying matches following on Sept. 30. A field of 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams will then compete in the main draw on Oct. 3.
Four Tar Heels will begin competition in the event on Saturday - junior Oystein Steiro, sophomores Brett Clark and Stuart DePaolo and freshman Johan Skattum.
Clark is the No. 4 seed in prequalifying singles and has received a first-round bye. He will play his first match at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against the winner of a first round match between Sam Gray of Oklahoma and Sean Donohue of Alabama.
Three other Tar Heel players will play in first round matches on Saturday.
Stuart DePaolo will meet Nils Schuhmann of Hawaii at 11 a.m. The winner of that match will play at 5 p.m. Saturday against the winner of a first round match between LSU's Boris Arias and Old Dominion's Jonas Kuwert.
Freshman Johan Skattum of the Tar Heels will meet Andrew Poustic of Nevada at 8 a.m. in the first round. The winner of that match plays his second round match at 3 p.m. on Saturday against the victor of a first round match between Chase Gordon of Tulsa and Stuart Kenyon of Alabama.
Carolina's Oystein Steiro matches up against Gijs Linders of Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that first round meeting goes on to meet Daniel Alameh of the University of the Pacific at 6 p.m. Alameh received a first round bye.
ITA All-American Championships singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive an automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Nov. 7-10, held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.
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