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.