Hoole to Represent Gamecocks at Fall National Championships
San Diego, Calif. – South Carolina men’s tennis sophomore Casey Hoole will represent the program at the ITA Fall National Championships in San Diego, Calif., this week. Hoole earned his spot at the Championships by winning the Carolina Region Championships in October.
Hoole was one of 24 players in the draw to earn his way in with a regional qualification. Three-quarters of the bracket consist of regional qualifiers while the remainer of participants come from the ITA All-American Championships, ITA Cup, ITA Wild Cards, and the Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The Gamecock is joined in the draw by five other SEC competitors who earned regional qualifications into the singles draw.
The Brisbane, Australia, native currently leads the team with a 13-2 record through the fall season. He’s currently on a seven match win streak and earned his first career ranked wins at the Carolina Regionals over Nos. 60 and 80. Of Hoole’s thirteen wins, nine of them came in straight sets with Hoole only allowing his opponents an average of 2.3 games per set.
Hoole will face No. 23 Alexander Hoogmartens of UCLA in the first round beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Hoogmartens earned his spot in the draw after finishing as the runner-up at the Southwest Regionals.
Hoole is the first Gamecock to play in the Fall National Championships since Daniel Rodrigues and Raphael Lambling both earned entries into the singles bracket in 2019. In the tournament’s five year history, the furthest that a Gamecock has advanced was in 2018 when Paul Jubb advanced to the quarterfinals from a field of 64.
Play at the 2022 Championships will take place at the Barnes Tennis Center and will run from Nov. 2 through Nov. 6. Draws and results will be available on the tournament webpage. Live scoring will be provided here and live streaming will be provided here.
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