COLUMBIA, S.C. — University of South Carolina tennis star Paul Jubb will begin his run at Wimbledon on Tuesday, just weeks after winning a college national championship.
Around 12 p.m. Tuesday, on Court 17, Jubb will face off with no. 69 Joao Sousa of Portugal in the first round of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
Jubb, who is from Hull, East Yorkshire, England, earned a wild card slot at the grass court championship and will face the 66th ranked Sousa on Court 17.
The match should be worth watching as the first day of The Championships had its share of upsets:
- Felix Auger-Ali, 18, in his Wimbledon debut, battled back from down one set to beat fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
- Qualifier Corentin Moutet, ranked 85, beat 48th ranked Grigor Dimitrov 2-6, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-1
- Gael Monfils retired during his match with Humbert with an injury
- No. 7 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3
- No. 108 Jiri Vesely came back from a set down to defeat No. 6 Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
- 15-year-old American Cori (Coco) Gauff stunned former Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 to become the youngest player to move to the second round since 1991
- No. 2 Naomi Osaka, current US Open and Australian Open title holder, fell to No. 39 Yulia Putintseva on Centre Court 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Jubb won the NCAA Men’s Singles Championship in May and is the fourth tennis player from USC to play at Wimbledon and the first since Stephane Simian in 1997.
The 19-year-old Gamecock player is also scheduled to compete in the Gentlemen’s Doubles tournament, paired with fellow Englishman Jack Draper. They will face the No. 5 Colombian team of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah on Thursday.