Oct. 1, 2006

Five members of the Tennessee men's tennis team begin play at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships Monday, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Bobby Cameron is one of 32 players seeded for the qualifying draw. The Lenoir City native garnered a No. 17 seed and faces Henrique Cancado of Old Dominion in the first round of qualifying.

Kaden Hensel and Ben Rogers got tough draws as both Vols face seeded players in their first round match. Hensel plays Maryland's Nickolai Nielsen and Rogers faces Nick Rinks of Michigan State.

Adam Hubble and Davey Sandgren also will make their first appearance at the All-American championships Monday. Hubble begins play at 11 a.m. against Dinko Halachev of Arkansas Little-Rock and Sandgren battles Texas's Dimitar Kutrovsky. Hubble is playing in his first tournament since the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, three weeks ago.

Sophomore Derek Stephens could not join his teammates in the qualifying draw as he fell one match short. Stephens lost to North Carolina State's Jay Weinacker 6-4, 6-4 in the third round of prequalifying.

The qualifying draw is the second of three rounds of the All-American championships. To advance to the final, Main Draw, competitors have to win three matches in the qualifying round.

Live scoring for all matches at the All-American championships can be found at

Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships - Sunday, Oct. 1
Prequalifying - Third Round
Jay Weinacker (NC St.)def.Derek Stephens (UT)6-4, 6-4





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