Parkes Qualifies for Main Draw at USTA Futures
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/22/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 22, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. - Lobo senior Johnny Parkes defeated Thomas Kromann at the USTA Futures in California on Monday, advancing to the main draw.

Parkes won the three-set match, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Parkes, who went an overall 21-11 for the Lobos last season, can now notch ATP points with any wins he collects.

The event is designed to give current college tennis players a taste of competing at the professional level by playing against former college and current pro players.

Parkes will join six other Lobos for the ITA All-American in Tulsa, Okla., starting on Oct. 3.

Friday, September 19
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
at NMSU Invitational
4:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Jr. Davis Cup Match
Saturday, September 27
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
at ITA Men's All-American Championships
Friday, October 03
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Balloon Fiesta Invitational
Wednesday, October 15
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
at USTA/ITA Regional Championships