Baylor's Rux Receives Wildcard Into ITF Event
Courtesy: Baylor Athletics
WACO, Texas - Baylor men’s tennis player, Jordan Rux will take a break from dual match play this week to compete in the USA F7 Futures Tournament in McAllen, Texas, March 2-7 after recieving a USTA wildcard selection into the event.
Rux, who is currently listed at No. 26 in the Campbell/ITA singles rankings, will take on Ti Chen, the eighth-seed in the event, of Chinese Taipei on Wednesday. A time for the match will be announced on Tuesday evening.
Rux and Chen have never met before, but the Baylor junior is 3-10 all-time in ITF Challenger and Pro Circuit events, while Chen is 225-148 in such events. The 26-year-old Chen has been ranked as high 255th in the world in singles, but currently is 435th in the world.
If Rux won his match against Chen, he would play the winner of Dayne Kelly of Australia and Phillip Simmonds of the United States on Thursday.
The Kerrville, Texas, product was originally scheduled to compete in the qualifying draw of the tournament, but after 12th-ranked Baylor scheduled a Friday, Feb. 26 match with SMU, Rux, like the rest of the Baylor players, withdrew from the event.
However, Rux, who is 8-1 in dual match play for the Bears this season, is now in the main draw of the tournament after receiving the wildcard selection.
The tournament will be played at the McAllen Country Club and has $15,000 in prize money. The 32-man main draw is composed of 19 main draw entries along with eight qualifiers, four wildcards and one special exemption.
Tournament results can be viewed at this link: