Former Vol Rhyne Williams earned a close win on a former college foe Monday to earn a spot in the main draw of the Sunrise (Fla.) Futures.
Williams beat Virginia sophomore Alex Domijan 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the fourth and final round of qualifying to move into the main draw. The two had previously faced each other in the first round of the 2010 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, a meeting Williams won on his way to taking the tournament title.
Williams, ranked No. 511, will face Romania's Gabriel Moraru in the first round.
Williams and fellow Vol Tennys Sandgren begin doubles play Wednesday against top-seeded Jack Sock and Nick Monroe, who beat the Tennessee pair in the Futures last week in Plantation, Fla.
Sandgren will not be joining Williams in the main draw of singles. He lost his final qualifying match 7-5, 6-4 to former Florida Gator Antoine Benneteau.