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US Open: How to watch Virginia alumni JC Aragone and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski

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For the first time, two UVA grads will be in the individual main draw of the US Open!

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Two Virginia alumni will be playing in the main draw of the 2017 U.S. Open Men’s Singles on Monday for the first time ever. Both 2017 grads, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski will be facing the 23-seed Mischa Zverev of Germany, while JC Aragone is set to face 28th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

How to Watch the 2017 US Open

Who: Thai-Son Kwiatkowski vs. Mischa Zverev
When: Court 12 at 11:00 a.m. (third match of the session)
TV / Online Coverage: Stream live on ESPN 3
Online Live Scoring: Follow along here.

Kwiatkowski automatically qualified for the main draw by virtue of being the 2017 NCAA Men’s Singles champion, something that never gets old no matter how many times you type or say it. Meanwhile, Zverev is ranked No. 27 in the world and is playing some of the best tennis of his career right now, having made it to the third round in Wimbledon and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

Who: JC Aragone vs. Kevin Anderson
When: Court 5 at 11:00 a.m. (second match of the session)
TV / Online Coverage: Stream live on ESPN 3
Online Live Scoring: Follow along here.

Aragone fought his way through the qualifying rounds to earn his spot in the main draw, defeating Australian Akira Santillan (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) on Friday. Aragone was essentially the last man to get into the qualifying rounds, so even being able to compete on Monday will be more than he expected. His opponent, Anderson, is currently ranked 32nd in the world, and has been ranked as high as No. 10 over his 11-year career. Anderson advanced to the third round of the Australian Open, but did not compete at the French Open or Wimbledon.

Aside from Kwiatkowski and Aragone, TCU’s Cameron Norrie and Georgia’s Chris Eubanks are the four players in the main draw who also played in college tennis this year.

Former Cavalier Dominic Inglot of Great Britain is also competing, in men’s doubles, with Canadian partner Daniel Nestor. Doubles play starts up on Wednesday, August 30th.

One more former Hoo, Treat Huey was supposed to play in men’s doubles, but just withdrew on Sunday morning due to an ongoing hip and back injury.

Good luck to Thai, JC and Dom as they do work in Flushing, NY, and speedy recovery to Treat!