FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – With the fourth and final Grand Slam of the calendar year getting underway next Monday, many of the sport’s best and brightest stars will still be looking to secure their spot into the men’s and women’s singles main draw this week through qualifying play.
Spanning from Tuesday to Friday, the 2023 US Open Qualifying Draw will feature 128 men’s and women’s players, which by the end of the week, will be just the final 16 players who will have earned themselves a spot into the US Open Main Draw.
Out of these 128 players on both the men’s and women’s sides of play, 32 have ties back to college tennis, including several players who were on college rosters just this past season.
For the men, Maxime Cressy (UCLA), Aleks Kovacevic (Illinois), Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (UC Santa Barbara), and Gabriel Diallo (Kentucky) will all be seeded players in the draw as they all currently rank within the Top 150 of the ATP Singles Rankings. These four make up just a small fraction of the men’s collegiate representatives as 18 players in the men’s draw competed collegiately.
Four players, Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State), Eliot Spizzirri (Texas), Quinn Vandecasteele (Oregon), and Michael Zheng (Columbia) all competed during the 2022-23 college tennis season. They each will look to continue to solidify their spots on tour as good results over the summer months already has afforded them this opportunity at the biggest of stages.
In the women’s draw, 14 players competing have ties back to college tennis. These players include the likes of Diana Shnaider (NC State), Aliona Bolsova (FAU, Oklahoma State), and Emina Bektas (Michigan) who all come into qualifying play seeded in the draw.
Including Shnaider, four players from the 2022-23 college tennis season will be competing this week in New York as Chloe Beck (Duke), Fiona Crawley (North Carolina), and Mary Stoiana (Texas A&M) will join Shnaider in the Qualifying Draw. All four of these players ended the 2023 season ranked within the top ten of the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point.
Continue reading below for the complete list of collegians in the 2023 US Open Qualifying Draw:
Former Collegians In Men’s Qualifying Singles Draw
- Kevin Anderson, Illinois, #656
- Tristan Boyer, Stanford, #366
- Maxime Cressy, UCLA, #114
- Gabriel Diallo, Kentucky, #132
- Aziz Dougaz, Florida State, #238
- Alexis Galarneau, NC State, #207
- Borna Gojo, Wake Forest, #106
- Emilio Gomez, USC, #183
- Brandon Holt, USC, #244
- Aleks Kovacevic, Illinois, #122
- Patrick Kypson, Texas A&M, #274
- Nicolas Moreno de Alboran, UC Santa Barbara, #130
- Alexander Ritschard, Virginia, #185
- Tennys Sandgren, Tennessee, #212
Collegians on 2022-23 Rosters In Men’s Qualifying Singles Draw
- Cannon Kingsley, Ohio State, #441
- Eliot Spizzirri, Texas, #1139
- Quinn Vandecasteele, Oregon, #624
- Michael Zheng, Columbia, #553
Former Collegians In Women’s Qualifying Singles Draw
- Emina Bektas, Michigan, #128
- Aliona Bolsova, FAU/Oklahoma State, #114
- María Carlé, Georgia, #164
- Arianne Hartono, Ole Miss, #206
- Leolia Jeanjean, Lynn/Baylor/Arkansas, #143
- Makenna Jones, North Carolina, #257
- McCartney Kessler, Florida, #363
- Yuriko Miyazaki, Oklahoma, #199
- Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt, #194
- Yuliia Starodubtseva, Old Dominion, #201
Collegians on 2022-23 Rosters In Women’s Qualifying Singles Draw
- Chloe Beck, Duke, #526
- Fiona Crawley, North Carolina, #731
- Diana Shnaider, NC State, #85
- Mary Stoiana, Texas A&M, #577