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Texas Tech University Men Team News
Longhorns eliminated from ITA All-American Championships
Thursday, 10/06/2011

UT junior Daniel Whitehead falls one win shy of reaching the main singles draw.


                TULSA, Okla. – Texas junior Daniel Whitehead was eliminated from the singles qualifying draw, and sophomore David Holiner and freshman Soren Hess-Olesen were unable to stave off elimination from the doubles qualifying draw Wednesday on day five of the ITA All-American Championships, one of three national championship events on the college tennis calendar. 

                Whitehead needed one more singles win to earn his first berth in the main draw of a national championship event, but he suffered a 6-0, 6-2 defeat to Oklahoma’s Peerakit Siributwong in his final qualifying-round match.

                Hess-Olesen and Holiner entered the day needing two wins to advance to the main doubles draw.  The duo suffered an 8-5 defeat to Texas A&M’s Colin Hoover and Alexis Klegou in the qualifying draw’s round of 32.

Texas resumes fall tournament play on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the ITA Texas Regional Championships in College Station.


ITA All-American Championships

Qualifying Doubles Round of 32

Colin Hoover/Alexis Klegou (TAMU) def. Soren Hess-Olesen/David Holiner (UT) – 8-5

Qualifying Singles Round of 32

Peerakit Siributwong (Oklahoma) def. Daniel Whitehead (UT) – 6-0, 6-2