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Ryan Shane receives a US Open Wildcard spot

The rising Virginia senior will spend some time in New York later this month playing against some very good professional tennis players.

Ryan Kelley - The Daily Progress

ZooTennis's Colette Lewis tweeted today that Ryan Shane has received a wildcard entry to the 2015 US Open Singles Tournament.  The USTA customarily reserves a wildcard for an American NCAA Singles Champion.

If you don't recognize the other Americans on that list, Austin Krajicek is the only other player with NCAA Tennis experience. Krajicek was an All-American at Texas A&M. Bjorn Fratangelo considered going to college, but ultimately turned pro after winning the Boys Singles title at the 2011 French Open. Francis Tiafoe, already a professional, received a wildcard via winning the 18 and under USTA National Tennis Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan earlier this month. Ryan Harrison and Jared Donaldson are also young American players that skipped college.

Ryan Shane's opponent in the NCAA final, Noah Rubin, received a wildcard into the qualifying draw of the tournament. Shane will be the second active Virginia player to appear in the tournament. Danielle Collins received a wildcard last year.