University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa men’s tennis junior Andre Ilagan’s historic run in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships came to an end in the semifinals on October 9. The Honolulu native not only became the first Rainbow Warrior in program history to win a match in the tournament’s main draw, he also won seven total matches in the tournament.
Ilagan fell in the semifinals to University of San Diego’s No. 28 August Holmgren in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. The loss snapped Ilagan’s nine-match winning streak dating back to September 25. During his string of history-making wins at the All-American, Ilagan took down six ranked players—No. 18 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TCU), No. 26 Marcus McDaniel (Georgia Tech), No. 59 Josh Goodger (Florida), No. 65 Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State), No. 109 Stijn Slump (Middle Tennessee) and No. 110 Alex Kotzen (Columbia).
The phenom from Farrington High School is a two-time All-Big West Singles first team selection, All-Big West Doubles first team awardee, two-time UH scholar athlete and 2019 Big West Freshman of the Year.
Ilagan and the rest of the Rainbow Warriors will continue their fall season, October 16–17, in the Hawaiʻi Pacific University-UH Hilo Invitational.
Ilagan’s qualifying results
- defeated No. 59 Josh Goodger (Florida), 6-1, 6-4
- Round of 256—defeated Jacob Brumm (Baylor), 6-4, 6-2
- Round of 128—defeated No. 109 Stijn Slump (Middle Tennessee), 6-2, 5-7, 6-0
Main draw results
- Round of 64—defeated No. 26 Marcus McDaniel (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 6-0
- Round of 32—defeated No. 18 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TCU), 6-2, 6-2
- Round of 16—defeated No. 65 Cannon Kingsley (Ohio State), 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-1
- Quarterfinals—defeated No. 110 Alex Kotzen (Columbia), 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
- Semifinals—fell to No. 28 August Holmgren (San Diego), 4-6, 3-6