Williams, Smith Set for Wimbledon Qualies

The Vols will be represented at Wimbledon as former All-Americans Rhyne Williams and John-Patrick Smith start singles qualifying Monday at Roehampton. 

It will be the first men's Wimbledon appearance for both Vols, who have spent the last two weeks playing on England's grass courts. 

Williams, currently No. 128 in the ATP World Rankings, is the 12th seed in qualifying and takes on Victor Krivoi of Romania in the first round. He has played in the main draw of the last three Grand Slam, playing through qualifying at the 2012 U.S. Open and the French Open last month. He was a wild card recipient in the Australian Open. 

Smith, now No. 231, takes on a seeded opponent to start out, facing former ITF junior world No. 1 Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. 

Three victories are required to qualify for the 128-player main draw. 

The Vols are guaranteed at least one representative when the main tournament gets going at the All-England Club. Smith is set to play doubles with Paul Hanley, a 35-year-old Aussie doubles veteran who has won 26 ATP-level titles.  

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