Nov. 5, 2008
WACO, Texas- Junior Denes Lukacs was selected to compete in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. Play begins Thursday, Nov. 6 on the Boyd Tinsley courts at The Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. Lukacs was an at-large selection since he did not compete in the ITA Southwest Regionals.
Lukacs, currently ranked No.2, is one of 29 ranked players participating in the tournament. Lukacs will face Matt Hogan of Arkansas at 12 p.m. in the round of 32 Thursday. The winner will meet either John Patrick Smith of Tennessee or Steven Moneke of Ohio. Lukacs fell in the round of 32 last year with a three-set loss to then ranked 35th Michael James of Penn State.
The championship will consist of a 32-player field and a 16-team doubles field, with a mandatory consolation field for first round losers. Matches will be played best two-out-of-three sets in singles for all rounds. The first two rounds and all consolation of doubles will be pro sets, with the semifinals and finals being played best two-out-of-three.
These ITA championships include qualifiers from the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held across the country during October, the ITA National Small College champions, the winners of the D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Tennis Championships and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, and at-large and wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Overall, more than 10,000 players from nearly 600 schools participate annually in the Wilson/ITA Regional and National Intercollegiate Championships.
Past participants include current professionals Benjamin Becker (Baylor), James Blake (Harvard), Bob and Mike Bryan (Stanford), John Isner (Georgia), Kevin Kim (UCLA), and Todd Martin (Northwestern).
Play will begin with doubles at 10 a.m. and singles at 12 p.m.
For complete championship draws and results visit: http://www.itatennis.com/Events/NationalIndoors.htm
Round of 32
(2) Denes Lukacs
(BU) vs. Matt Hogan (Ark.)