SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Former Wofford College men's tennis player Rob Galloway '15 and his partner Nathaniel Lammons won in the first round of men's doubles on Thursday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows. They earned a 6-2, 6-2 victory to advance to the second round.
Galloway was an alternate heading into the event and learned he would be playing on Wednesday. Lammons played collegiately at TCU. In the first round, they defeated Kevin King and Reilly Opelka. King was a three-time All-ACC player at Georgia Tech and Opelka won the 2015 Junior Wimbledon tournament. The advance to the second round where they will face the #11 seeded team of Ivan Dodig (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Marcel Granollers (Spain).
Galloway currently has a career high doubles ranking of 149 in the world. He becomes the first former Southern Conference player to see action in the U.S. Open in over 30 years.