Only one missed connection and two hours later, we arrived in New York and are on our way to the National Tennis Center, where the opening banquet is set to begin at 7 p.m.
But I did want to post the links to the draws, and mention that both Jarmere Jenkins and Michael Shabaz of Virginia have withdrawn from the tournament, with John Peers of Baylor and Jose Hernandez of North Carolina receiving spots as a result. Shabaz was the No. 8 seed, so Chase Buchanan of Ohio State goes from unseeded to the No. 8 seed.
Lots of good matchups, with Virginia's Alex Domijan, the top seed, taking on Rhyne Williams of Tennessee one of them. Domijan and Williams played in the round of 16 in Kalamazoo in 2008, with Williams, the 12th seed, beating Domijan, the fourth seed, 7-5 in the third. Williams also has a three-set Futures win over Domijan in 2007. Second seed Eric Quigley plays Ohio State freshman Blaz Rola in the opening round, and defending champion Steve Johnson plays Georgia's Wil Spencer.
In the women's draw, there have been no withdrawals. Top seed Hilary Barte of Stanford plays Brynn Boren of Tennessee, and defending champion and No. 2 seed Jana Juricova of Cal-Berkeley plays Marta Lesniak of SMU.
For the complete draws, including doubles, see the ITA tournament central site at host school Columbia's website.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010