College Tennis Rocking at Slams In 2022

College Tennis Rocking at Slams In 2022

College tennis has once again proven to be a viable path to pros in 2022. Let’s look at the recent results at the highest levels.  

2022 Grand Slam Success: 

  • Desirae Krawczyk, an Arizona State alum paired with former Louisiana State University standout Neil Skupski to win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles.  
  • Marcelo Arevalo, who played for University of Tulsa paired with Jean-Julien Rojer from University of California, Los Angeles to win French Open Men’s Doubles.  
  • Ena Shibahara, formerly of University of California, Los Angeles won mixed doubles at 2022 French Open.  

The success continued in 2022 US open, with both college players being seeded as well as represented.

Ongoing Seeds at 2022 US Open:  

  • Cameron Norrie, who played for Texas Christian University is seeded no 7 in the men’s singles draw.  
  • Francisco Cerundolo, formerly of University of South Carolina is seeded number 24 in the men’s singles draw.  
  • Maxime Cressy, formerly of University of California, Los Angeles is seeded number 30 in the men’s singles draw.  
  • Danielle Collins, formerly of University of Virginia is seeded number 19 in the women’s singles draw.  

Overall, over 50 current and former college players are represented in this year’s US open. Below is a list of players with college ties at this year’s US open:
 

Men’s Singles Draw

PLAYER
SCHOOL
ATP SINGLES RANK
Jenson Brooksby
Baylor
43
Francisco Cerundolo
South Carolina
27
Maxime Cressy
UCLA
34
Marcos Giron
UCLA
53
Rinky Hijikata
North Carolina
198
John Isner
Georgia
48
Steve Johnson
USC
115
Mackenzie McDonald
UCLA
77
Brandon Nakashima
Virginia
69
Cameron Norrie
TCU
9
Arthur Rinderknech
Texas A&M
58
Ben Shelton
Florida
171
J.J. Wolf
Ohio State
87
Nuno Borges
Mississippi State
105
Christopher Eubanks
Georgia Tech
147
Brandon Holt
USC
296
Alexander Ritschard
Virginia
185

Men’s Qualifying Singles Draw

PLAYER
SCHOOL
ATP SINGLES RANK
Nuno Borges
Mississippi State
105
Murphy Cassone
Arizona State
515
Oliver Crawford
Florida
309
Christopher Eubanks
Georgia Tech
147
Michael Geerts
Arizona State
233
Borna Gojo
Wake Forest
179
Emilio Gomez
USC
117
Yannick Hanfmann
USC
152
Brandon Holt
USC
296
Paul Jubb
South Carolina
203
Dominik Koepfer
Tulane
159
Aleks Kovacevic
Illinois
201
Bradley Klahn
Stanford
836
Govind Nanda
UCLA
372
Ryan Peniston
Memphis
130
Ethan Quinn
Ethan Quinn
506
Alexander Ritschard
Virginia
185
Alex Rybakov
TCU
295
Alex Vukic
Illinois
134

Women’s Singles Draw

PLAYER
SCHOOL
WTA SINGLES RANK
Danielle Collins
Virginia/Florida
19
Mayar Sherif
Pepperdine
61
Peyton Stearns
Texas
329
Leolia Jeanjean
Texas
329
Danielle Lao
USC
230
Yuriko Miyazaki
Oklahoma
202
Astra Sharma
Vanderbilt
191
Carol Zhao
Stanford
186

Men’s Doubles Draw

PLAYER
SCHOOL
ATP DOUBLES RANK
Marcelo Arevalo
Tulsa
6
Jean Julian Rojer
UCLA
5
Rajeev Ram
Illinois
2
Joe Salisbury
Memphis
1
Will Blumberg
North Carolina
77
Nuno Borges
Mississippi State
82
Sander Gille
ETSU
69
Keegan Smith
UCLA
379
Hunter Reese
Tennessee
79
Max Schnur
Columbia
88
Jan Zielinski
Georgia
45
Gonzalo Escobar
Texas Tech
42
Austin Krajicek
Texas A&M
26
Francisco Cerundolo
South Carolina
296
Chris Eubanks
Georgia Tech
279
Robert Farah
USC
30
Robert Galloway
Wofford
94
Marcos Giron
UCLA
196
Lloyd Glasspool
Texas
28
Andre Goransson
California
78
Brandon Holt
USC
N/A
Steve Johnson
USC
58
Nathaniel Lammons
SMU
66
Alex Lawson
Notre Dame
109
Ben McLachlan
California
70
Mackenzie McDonald
UCLA
169
Andreas Mies
Auburn
27
Nicholas Monroe
North Carolina
210
Govind Nanda
UCLA
N/A
Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Oklahoma St.
57
John Peers
Middle Tenn/Baylor
10
Tim Puetz
Auburn
8
Ethan Quinn
Georgia
N/A
Arthur Rinderknech
Texas A&M
136
Ben Shelton
Florida
N/A
Neal Skupski
LSU
3
Michael Venus
LSU/Texas
7
Jackson Withrow
Texas A&M
63
Nicolas Barrientos
West Florida
66

Women’s Doubles Draw

PLAYER
SCHOOL
WTA DOUBLES RANK
Aliona Bolsova
FIU/Okla. State
85
Reese Brantmeier
North Carolina
N/A
Kaitlyn Christian
USC
57
Anna Danilina
Florida
20
Alexa Guarachi
Alabama
27
Desirae Krawczyk
Arizona State
11
Angela Kulikov
USC
82
Giuliana Olmos
USC
13
Ellen Perez
Georgia
28
Erin Routliffe
Alabama
30
Sabrina Santamaria
USC
87
Mayar Sherif
Pepperdine
116
Ena Shibahara
UCLA
12
Peyton Stearns
Texas
N/A
Aldila Sutjiadi
Kentucky
68

Reference: “Collegiate Alum at the 2022 US Open”, Aug 29, 2022, ITA 

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