LUBBOCK, Texas. – The Texas Tech men's tennis team will once again be on the road this weekend at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships in Los Angeles, Calif.
Tech is aiming to build upon the team's success at the ITA Texas Regionals last weekend with both singles and doubles participants this weekend.
"This is a solid event for our guys to get more quality competition," head coach Brett Masisaid. "Seeing players from different regions will be nice. Hopefully we can put some good matches together and improve in some areas in which we've been struggling this fall."
Redshirt junior Bjorn Thomson and sophomore Ilgiz Valiev will represent the Red Raiders as automatic qualifiers in the singles main draw, which begins on Friday, Oct. 26. Meanwhile, the remaining individuals, Justin Bloss, Tommy Mylnikov, Artem Kapshuk and Matheus Leite, will play in the qualifying draw on Thursday to earn a spot in the main draw.
Tech will also be competing on the doubles side, with the duos of Bloss/Leite and Mylnikov/Thomson in the qualifying bracket, and Kapshuk/Valiev in the main draw.
Tech will next be in action for the last weekend of fall play at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, beginning Friday, Nov. 9.
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2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Qualifying Singles Round of 64 (Thursday)
Justin Bloss (TTU) vs. (15) Maximilian Wild (UCLA) - 2:00 p.m.
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Qualifying Singles Round of 32 (Thursday)
(1) Tommy Mylnikov (TTU) vs. TBD - 1:00 p.m.
(3) Artem Kapshuk (TTU) vs. TBD - 2:30 p.m.
(16) Matheus Leite (TTU) vs. TBD - 3:30 p.m.
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Singles Main Draw Round of 32 (Friday)
Bjorn Thomson (TTU) vs. TBD - 1:00 p.m.
(8) Ilgiz Valiev (TTU) vs. TBD - 2:30 p.m.
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Doubles Qualifying Round of 32
Bloss/Leite (TTU) vs. Bailey/Gealer (UCI)
Mylnikov/Thomson (TTU) vs. Del Valle/Smiej (CUI)
2018 Southern California Intercollegiates - Doubles Main Draw
(5) Kapshuk/Valiev (TTU) vs. TBD