Junaid, a junior, defeated Ryan Livesay of Tulsa 7-6 (5), 6-3 to advance to the round of 32. He then avenged a regular season loss to Romain Ambert of Mississippi State by winning the match 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-5.
Rameez Junaid is an All-SEC performer and is making a bid for All-America honors.
Junaid and sophomore Andy Columbo won their opening round doubles match on Thursday and are in the round of 16. The Tigers polished off Steve Berle and Robert Kowalczyk of Cal 6-3, 6-0. Columbo won the doubles national title last season playing with Mark Kovacs, who was a senior last season.