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Top-seed Thai-Son Kwiatkowski cruises to victory in American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open

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Top-seeded and University of Virginia senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski rolled past his third opponent in three days in convincing fashion to capture the third annual American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Kwiatkowski defeated No. 4-seeded and University of Georgia’s Austin Smith, 6-2, 6-2, on Saturday to win the title and a spot in the 2017 US Open singles qualifying tournament as a wild card.

Kwiatkowski from Charlotte, N.C., dropped just 10 games en route to the title. “Being here a couple of weeks ago for qualies I was able to find a routine that I wasn’t able to find in past years,” said Kwiatkowski, who also played in the event last year. “It’s going to be a great way to start my career next year with a wild card in qualifying.”

Smith will hit the road in the coming weeks and compete on the men’s pro tour. “He made me play shots I don’t like to play normally and his serve was unbelievable today and he had so many aces,” said Smith, of Georgia, Cumming, Ga. “I’m playing at a higher level than I have all summer, so I’m just looking to take some of this momentum and look for the positives.”

Men's Final

Thai Kwiatkowski[1], Virginia, Charlotte, N.C. def. Austin Smith [4], Georgia, Cumming, Ga., 6-2, 6-2