Ferreira will be making his first appearance at the event.
Four Liberty men's tennis players will be in action at the 2019 ITA Men's All-American Championships. The tournament will begin on Saturday at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.
The Flames' Nicaise Muamba, Josh Wilson, Chase Burton and Goncalo Ferreira will play in the tournament, which will run through Oct. 13. Players must meet specific criteria to qualify for the event. The championships feature six of the top 10 players in the Oracle/ITA Preseason Rankings.
The last time Liberty sent players to the event was in 2016, when Burton, Eddie Gutierrez and Vince Salas competed in Tulsa.
Event/Days/Location: 2019 ITA Men's All-American Championships | Oct. 5-13 | Tulsa's LaFortune Tennis Center and Michael D. Case Tennis Center | Tulsa, Okla.
Liberty Flames Players Participating: Nicaise Muamba, Josh Wilson, Chase Burton, Goncalo Ferreira
Tournament Central Page
Schedule Oct. 5-6 – Pre-qualifying (Josh Wilson, Chase Burton and Goncalo Ferreira will begin competing.) Pre-Qualifying Draws Oct. 7-8 – Qualifying (Nicaise Muamba will begin competing.) Oct. 9-13 – Main Draw
Draws/Results: Draws will be posted on LibertyFlames.com/menstennis once they are made available on Friday.
Tournament Breakdown: Wilson, Burton and Ferreira will start their journeys on Saturday and Sunday with pre-qualifying play. Muamba, who is currently the No. 65-ranked singles player in the nation, will begin competing in qualifying on Monday.
Wilson shares the team lead with five singles victories so far this fall, including a runner-up finish in the top flight (Red draw) of the Liberty University Invitational (Sept. 13-15). The 2019 ASUN Freshman of the Year has also competed against strong opposition at the Gamecock Ranked + 1 (Sept. 20-22), where he went 2-1 in singles. Muamba, last season's ASUN Player of the Year, has faced top-tier competition at both the Gamecock Ranked + 1 and at last weekend's Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, Calif. The junior has three singles victories on the year.
Burton has four singles triumphs to his credit so far during his senior season. The Naples, Fla., native has competed at the Liberty University Invitational and Duke James Bonk Invite in the early portion of the season. He is the program's active career leader with 64 singles victories, which ranks seventh most in school history. Ferreira, a highly accomplished player who hails from Barcelos, Portugal, owns a pair of singles wins this fall during his first season with the Flames.
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