Aug. 9, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Despite the collegiate season ending in May, members of the Crimson Tide men's tennis team have been competing at various tournaments throughout the summer and have had much success.
Rising senior Daniil Proskura earned the first ATP points of his career and thus entered the world rankings. He qualified for three consecutive Futures spanning July and August, which included a win over the tournament's No. 6 seed and top-500 player in the world, Ruan Roelofse. Paired with rising sophomore, Becker O'Shaughnessey, the duo won the doubles title at the F21 Futures in Decatur, Ill., earning another ATP point. O'Shaughnessey also had success on the singles side at the Futures tournaments in Illinois, reaching the quarterfinals of the main draw in Decatur. Additionally, he won both the singles and doubles crowns at the ITA Summer Circuit event in Tallahassee, Fla. Rising junior Stuart Kenyon and sophomore Brian Conlon have also been active on the ITA Summer Circuit, with Kenyon reaching at least the quarterfinals in singles and doubles at two tournaments and the doubles final in College Station, Texas.
Newcomer Nikko Madregallejo reached the semifinals of the Men's Southern California Open Section Championships, coming through the qualifying draw, while Saxon Buehning advanced to the semifinals of the Men's Open Tournament in New Jersey, falling to the eventual winner. Sean Donohue took down the nation's No. 17 player en route to the round of 16 at the Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Fla. He will continue his summer tour this weekend at the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Ill. Joining Donohue will be Buehning, and Andrew Goodwin, who reached the singles finals at the Summer Circuit event in Murfreesboro, Tenn., as well as the singles semifinals and doubles finals at the Tuscaloosa Summer Circuit tournament. Rounding out the Tide's talented group of newcomers is Hayes Brewer, who advanced to the singles semifinals in Tuscaloosa.
The team will begin the fall portion of its schedule on Sept. 13, when it heads to Athens, Ga. for the Southern Intercollegiate.
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