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University of Hawaiʻi men’s tennis player Andre Ilagan became the program’s first All-American after recording a straight-set win over Texas’ Siem Woldeab, 7-5, 6-4 in the NCAA Men’s Singles Championships’ Round of 32, May 23.

With the win, Ilagan punched his ticket into the round of 16 on Wednesday, May 24, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. Ilagan will face the winner of the Alexander Bernard (Ohio State) vs. Samir Banerjee (Stanford). Time is TBD.

With the round of 32 win, Ilagan secured a spot in the round of 16 which automatically garnered him ITA All-America honors. UH women’s tennis’ Petra Melounova is the only other UH tennis player to achieve All-America status in 2019.

The senior from Honolulu and Farrington High School graduate is the first UH men’s tennis player to ever win at the NCAA Championships. Ilagan who is ranked No. 65 in the most recent ITA poll has now defeated two higher ranked players in a row—44th-ranked Patrick Maloney of Michigan and 54th-ranked Siem Woldeab of Texas. This season, Ilagan has knocked off five ranked players.

For more, see the UH Mānoa Athletics website.

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