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Aly Named Alternate for NCAA Championship

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 04/30/2014
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami senior Omar Aly has been named an alternate for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships held May 21-26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., the NCAA announced today.

Aly is the eighth of nine alternates for the championship.

Aly, who has been ranked as high as No. 66 by the ITA this season, posted a 14-7 singles mark this season, with a 5-4 record in ACC play. He has defeated a pair of Top 25 players this season and has posted winning streaks of seven and four matches. In four seasons at Miami, he has notched a 33-32 singles record.

The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams to compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships. All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six-games-all will be used for all matches.

Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championships is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All singles players must have a minimum of 13 completed singles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.

Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championships is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60 eligible/entered doubles teams, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All doubles teams must have a minimum of 10 completed doubles matches in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.

SINGLES
Automatic qualifications (17), listed alphabetically by conference:
American Athletic -- Roberto Cid, South Florida
Atlantic Coast -- Mitchell Frank, Virginia
Atlantic Sun -- Jordi Vives, Florida Gulf Coast
Atlantic 10 -- Alexis Heugas, VCU
Big South -- Philippe Tsangaridis, Coastal Carolina
Big Ten -- Jared Hiltzik, Illinois
Big 12 Guillermo Alcorta Oklahoma
Colonial -- Rafael Aita, North Carolina-Wilmington
Conference USA -- Joran Vliegen East Carolina
Ivy League -- Winston Lin, Columbia
Missouri Valley -- Alen Salibasic, Drake
Mountain West -- Andrew Bettles, Boise State
Pac-12 -- Clay Thompson, UCLA
SEC -- Nik Scholtz, Ole Miss
Southern -- Cameron Silverman, Elon
Summit League -- Henry Craig, Denver
West Coast -- Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine

At-large selections (47), listed alphabetically by last name:
Andrew Adams, South Carolina
Harrison Adams Texas A&M
Axel Alvarez Llamas, Oklahoma
Greg Andrews, Notre Dame
Gonzales Austin, Vanderbilt
Romain Bogaerts, Wake Forest
Nick Chappell, TCU
Amerigo Contini, Virginia Tech
Florent Diep, Florida
Alex Domijan, Virginia
Diego Galeano, Baylor
Marcos Giron, UCLA
Lloyd Glasspool, Texas
Farris Gosea, Illinois
Yannick Hanfmann, Southern California
Hunter Harrington, Clemson
Andrew Harris, Oklahoma
Søren Hess-Olesen, Texas
Tom Jomby, Kentucky
Peter Kobelt, Ohio State
Julian Lenz, Baylor
Mikelis Libietis, Tennessee
Ryan Lipman, Vanderbilt
Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA
Ben McLachlan, California
Denis Nguyen, Harvard
Lukas Ollert, Auburn
Nathan Pasha, Georgia
Austin Powell, NC State
Patrick Pradella, Baylor
Daniil Proskura, Alabama
Roberto Quiroz, Southern California
Hunter Reese, Tennessee
Fred Saba, Duke
Ray Sarmiento, USC
Ronnie Schneider, North Carolina
Brayden Schnur, North Carolina
Ryan Shane, Virginia
Austin Smith, Georgia
Raleigh Smith, Northwestern
Clarke Spinosa, San Diego
Leonard Stakhovsky, Penn State
Jason Tahir, Duke
Leandro Toledo, Minnesota
Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M
Jonny Wang, USC
Dane Webb, Oklahoma

ALTERNATES:
1. Florian Lakat, Mississippi State
2. Felipe Soares, Texas Tech
3. Daniel Cochrane, Auburn
4. Tim Kopinski, Illinois
5. Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion
6. Connor Glennon, Memphis
7. Dominic Cotrone, Florida State
8. Omar Aly, Miami (Fla.)
9. Jeremy Efferding, Texas A&M

Seeds 1-8:
1. Clay Thompson, UCLA
2. Marcos Giron, UCLA
3. Julian Lenz, Baylor
4. Mitchell Frank, Virginia
5. Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma
6. Alex Domijan, Virginia
7. Axel Alvarez Llamas, Oklahoma
8. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois

Seeds 9-16, listed alphabetically by last name:
Yannick Hanfmann, USC
Søren Hess-Olesen, Texas
Tom Jomby, Kentucky
Peter Kobelt, Ohio State
Patrick Pradella, Baylor
Ray Sarmiento, USC
Brayden Schnur, North Carolina
Nik Scholtz, Ole Miss

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