| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Borna Gojo, left, defeated Quinnton Vega, right, in the New York Open Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall's Island.


Borna Gojo secured one of the four spots in the New York Open Wild Card Playoff this past weekend as he defeated Brooklyn’s Quinnton Vega 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Pre-Qualifying Tournament at SPORTIME Randall’s Island.  

Gojo, a White Plains native who plays for Wake Forest, was the draw’s top seed and demonstrated why as he won all of his matches in straight sets.

“We had some great tennis this weekend from the 60 players competing,” said Peter Lebedevs, New York Open Assistant Tournament Director. “Having a player like Borna, who is currently #337 on the ATP Tour rankings, coming in to play and try to earn a spot in the New York Open shows how valuable this is to players.”

The New York Open Wild Card playoff will run from Thursday, February 6 through Friday, February 8, and the winner will earn entry into the qualifying draw of the New York Open.

Gary Kushnirovich, who played collegiately at St. John’s, won the first pre-qualifying tournament which took place at Hofstra University.

The second was held at Centercourt Chatham, where Roy Smith of Baylor was victorious.  

With Gojo, Kushnirovich and Smith having claimed the first three spots, the fourth and final pre-qualifying tournament will be held from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27 at MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn.

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