May 4, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the second straight year, senior Jason Jung (Torrance, Calif./West Torrance) and sophomore Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan) of the University of Michigan men's tennis team have earned at-large bids to the NCAA Individual Championships, to be held May 25-30 at the Taube Tennis Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Both players will be in the singles draw, and will also team up in the doubles draw. The official brackets will be released at a later time.
Jung and King each received one of the possible 48 at-large bids for the singles draw. Jung was a qualifier last year, losing in the first round to Michael Shabaz (Virginia), 6-3, 6-2, while King is in the tournament for the first time in his career. Jung and King went 1-1 in the doubles draw last season, reaching the round of 16.
King ended the regular season ranked No. 21 in singles, amassing a 27-8 record, including an 11-5 mark against ranked opponents, all at the No. 1 spot. Jung was ranked No. 55, going 25-11, all at the No. 2 position. The pair has gone 12-10 this season in doubles (8-7 in dual matches, 5-7 against ranked doubles teams) but has not played a match together since April 10. Additionally, both were chosen as first team All-Big Ten selections for the second year in a row.
The Wolverines earned their sixth consecutive berth to the NCAA Championships yesterday (Tuesday, May 3), and drew Maryland (12-12) in the first round. The match will be next Friday (May 13), beginning at 10 a.m. at Ambler Tennis Stadium in Durham, N.C..
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