NCAA standouts Carter, Frank among four that qualify for main draw

Andrew Carter at Binghamton Challenger

All singles matches were completed on the second day of qualifying at the LG&T Tennis Challenger. Americans Andrew Carter and Mitchell Frank won to qualify for the main draw starting tomorrow. Fritz Wolmarans of the South Africa and Michael Venus of New Zealand also qualified with wins today.

In the day’s most exciting match, Carter defeated Maciek Sykut (USA) in three hard-fought sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Carter was the top singles player at the University of Louisville this year.

Mitchell Frank at Binghamton Challenger

Frank defeated Harel Srugo of Israel 6-2, 6-2. A freshman at the University of Virginia, Frank was ranked as high at #2 in the country in singles in 2012 and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA men’s singles tournament.

Fritz Wolmarans at Binghamton Challenger

Wolmarans defeated Evan King (USA) 6-3, 7-6(3). Wolmarans has played for the South African Davis Cup team and is currently ranked 510 in the world. In October 2011 he reached his best ATP ranking of 198. King, 20, was the Big 10 Athlete of the Year for Michigan in 2012, and has been named to the All Big 10 team 3 times.

Michael Venus at Binghamton Challenger

Venus defeated Patrick Daciek (USA), 6-3, 6-2. The 24 year-old Venus played tennis at LSU, where in 2009 he was the SEC Player of the Year and an ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) All American.

Qualifying matches for doubles were halted due to rain.

Summary of today’s action.