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Musitelli/Giesse and Maldoner Set for National Fall Championships

November 04, 2019
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion men’s tennis doubles tandem Francois Musitelli and Jannik Giesse, as well as singles player Luca Maldoner are set for the 2019 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships that open Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Newport Beach Tennis Club and The Tennis Club at Newport Beach in Newport Beach, Cali.

For more information on the tournament, including draws, live scoring, live streams, schedules and more, please visit the below link:

No. 47 nationally ranked Musitelli and Giesse earned an automatic bid to the national tournament after winning the ITA Atlantic Region Doubles Tournament in Charlottesville. Maldoner advanced all the way to the Regional Singles Championship to solidify his spot in Newport Beach, Cali.

More About Oracle ITA National Fall Championships:
The Oracle ITA National Fall Championships features 128 of the nation’s top collegiate singles players (64 men and 64 women) and 64 doubles teams (32 men’s team and 32 women’s teams). In its third year, having replaced the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, it is the lone event on the collegiate tennis calendar to feature competitors from all five divisions playing in the same tournament. 

A total of 40 men and 40 women earn automatic qualification into the singles draw based on their performance in a series of prior fall events (Oracle ITA Masters, Milwaukee Tennis Classic, ITA All-Americans, ITA Cup and ITA Regionals). Additionally, one Oracle Wild Card, two ITA Wild Cards and 21 at-large selections per gender receive entry into the championships. The doubles championships provide 19 automatic qualifiers per gender, with one Oracle Wild Card, two ITA Wild Cards and 10 at-large selections completing the field.

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