Duo opens play in pre-qualifying draw
Action resumes Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
The Town Club hosting eight-team field
Top singles player led team in victories
MU to face USF/Louisville Sunday morning
Senior (2013-14)- Claimed straight-set wins at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, finishing the competition with a 2-1 record (Sept. 13-15)...Qualified for the 2013 ITA All-American Championship seeded 17th in the pre-qualifying draw (Sept. 28-29)...Competed in singles and doubles at the ITA Midwest Regional...Seeded 16th in the main draw for sngles and advanced to round 32 (Oct. 18-19)...
Junior (2012-13): Named to the All-BIG EAST Conference Team ...Tied for a team-best 24 singles victories on the season ... Has led Marquette in singles victories in three consecutive years ... Played every match at the No. 1 singles position and posted a 19-8 overall mark in singles play ... Had a season-long nine match winning streak dating from Feb. 20 to March 22, included a 6-2, 6-4 victory in the match against No. 75 Wisconsin (Feb. 20) ... Partnered with teammates Vukasin Teofanovic and Logon Collins in dual matches to record 21 wins in doubles action ...Finished 3-0 in singles at the Wildcat Invite ... Also posted trio of wins in doubles with Vukasin Teofanovic at the same event ... Earned third letter.
Sophomore (2011-12) - Named to the All-BIG EAST Conference Team...Recorded a team-best 21 singles victories on the season...Led team in dual matches with an overall record of 13-9 at No. 1 and 2 positions...Began the fall season with seven-straight singles victories, which included a runner-up finish at 36thAnnual Milwaukee Tennis Classic...Earned a second-place doubles finish with teammate Jose Crowley at Milwaukee Tennis Classic...Finished with team-high 13 doubles victories, seeing most of the action at No. 1 position...Collected four victories at the ITA Men's All-American Championships in the fall, and advanced to the qualifying draw...Earned second letter.
Freshman (2010-11) - Named the Most Valuable Player...Led the team in overall victories, 23, in his freshman campaign...Won three of four matches at the Ball State Fall Invitational, advancing to the semifinals...Went 16-8 in dual matches, with 14 of the wins coming at the No. 2 singles position...Reeled off six wins in his last 10 singles matches, including a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, victory over DePaul's George Chanturia at the BIG EAST Championships...Recorded a 13-6 doubles record with Jose Carlos Crowley...earned first letter.
High School: Two-year letterwinner at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa. ... undefeated in his junior and senior campaigns and lost only one match in his entire prep career ... Five-star prospect on TennisRecruiting.net ... Has been ranked in the top-60 in the nation in the Boys 18's division ... Has claimed a pair of doubles sectional titles at that level and one singles championship .. Two-time all-conference selection ... Team claimed second-place league finish as a senior ... Two-time conference champion in singles and was named team's most valuable player in 2009 and 2010 ... Owns a pair of city crowns competing for his high school program ... Has been ranked No. 1 in the middle states region in singles and owns a doubles title at an ITA tournament ... Earned USTA Sportsmanship Award at the organization's Spring championships ... Also tabbed recipient of Inter-Ac Sportsmanship Award.
Personal: Born July 31, 1991 in Lvov, Ukraine ... son of Tony and Galina Mamalat ... has one sister, Anna, and one brother, David ... sister is one of the top ranked players in the nation ... majoring in marketing and operations supply chain management.