Lobo Seniors Advance Stay At ITA All-American
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/07/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 7, 2008

TULSA, Okla. - New Mexico seniors Johnny Parkes and Graeme Kassautzki are each one win away from entering the main draw of the qualifying rounds of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships, hosted by the University of Tulsa. Parkes defeated Sebastian Gallego of Minnesota today, 6-3, 6-3, while Kassautzki won over Christian Rojmar of Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-0.

In round one of the singles qualifying, Parkes defeated Nebraska's David Bendheim, who is ranked 67th in the ITA pre-season polls, 6-3, 6-3. Kassautzki won a decisive two-set match over SMU's Artem Borodach, 6-1, 6-1.

The two Lobo seniors were pre-selected for the qualifying round. The final 16 players of the singles qualifying draw advance to play in the concluding 64-man draw starting on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Parkes will take on Bradley Klahn of Stanford tomorrow at 8 a.m. (MDT). Kassautzki will play Florida State's Clint Bowles at 9 a.m.

Qualifying action for doubles begins on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Representing New Mexico will be the duo of Johnny Parkes and Miles Bugby who will face Sasha Heinemann and Andreas Weber of Hawaii. Joe Wood and Graeme Kassautzki will match up against Tulsa's Marko Ballok and Alberto Sottocorno.

Teams must advance three rounds in doubles qualifying to enter the main draw.

This weekend the Lobos host the UNM Balloon Fiesta Invite. Play will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, and will continue through Saturday.

Sunday, March 29
4 - 1 (W)
Men's Tennis
at Nevada
Friday, April 03
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Boise State
Sunday, April 05
11:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
at Utah State
Friday, April 10
4:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. UNLV
Sunday, April 12
2:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. San Diego State
Friday, April 17
1:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Denver
Saturday, April 18
12:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Air Force
Thursday, April 23
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
vs. 2015 Mountain West Championships