Tightly Contested Matches Dominate Day One

Tightly Contested Matches Dominate Day One

KERRVILLE, Texas - Third-seeded Schreiner University and fifth-seeded Colorado College each battled to 5-4 wins on Friday afternoon, while second seeded Southwestern University earned a dominant 5-0 victory. Championship WebsitePhoto Gallery

In the first match, the Southwestern University men defeated Centenary College 5-0. The Pirates swept doubles to take a 3-0 lead, then followed it up with a pair of shutout wins in singles play by Rod Khansari and Neik Khansari. To watch a post-match interview with Southwestern head coach Billy Porter and Rod Khansari click here.

Southwestern University 5, Centenary College 0
Doubles competition

1. Ellis/McCready (SU) def. Stafford/Ferrell (CENT) 8-2
2. Khansari/Hall (SU) def. Nguyen/Harrell (CENT) 8-1
3. Fernandez/Nakayama (SU) def. Kershaw/Norem 8-0

Singles competition
1. Lyons (CENT) vs. Gideon (SU) - No contest
2. Khansari (SU) def. Harrell 6-0, 6-0
3. Khansari (SU) def. Ferrell 6-0, 6-0
4. Nguyen (CENT) vs. Hall (SU) - No contest
5. Norem (CENT) vs. Ellis (SU) - No contest
6. Matthews vs. McCready (SU) - No contest

In the second match, Schreiner battled Texas Lutheran, earning a 5-4 win. The Mountaineers came into singles play with 2-1 lead, winning at the top two spots in doubles. The Bulldogs took the top three singles matches, while Schreiner took the bottom, earning the win. To watch a post-match interview with Schreiner head coach Wade Morgan and Dayton Hancock, click here.

Schreiner University 5, Texas Lutheran 4

Doubles competition
1. Pena/Hancock (SCH) def. Thompson/Nelson (TLU) 8-4
2. Newman/Vasquez (SCH) def. Beckenbach/Dunmore (TLU) 8-5
3. Beene/Balders (TLU) def. Ramirez/Le (SCH) 8-5

Singles competition
1. Beene (TLU) def. Pena (SCH) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. Thompson (TLU) def. Le (SCH) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3
3. Beckenbach (TLU) def. Newman (SCH) 6-2, 6-2
4. Ramirez (SCH) def. Nelson (TLU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Hancock (SCH) def. Roccaforte (TLU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Enriquez (SCH) def. Balderas (TLU) 6-4, 6-4

In the final match of the day, Colorado College and Austin College competed for more than six hours to decide who was moving onto the semifinals to face Trinity University tomorrow. The Tigers took a 2-1 lead heading into singles play, but the 'Roos were able to even it up with wins at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5, while CC picked up the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. It came down to the No. 6 match, as Colorado College's Casey Shaw and Austin College's Daniel Oxenreiter took their match to three sets. Shaw was victorious, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2.

Colorado College 5, Austin College 4

Doubles competition
1. Gutierrez/Holland (COLO) def. Ambulo/Granberry (AC) 8-5
2. Meendsen/Glasscock (AC) def. Chen/Delehanty (COLO) 8-6
3. Kitchen/Benham (COLO) def. Kubena/Oxenreiter (AC) 8-2

Singles competition
1. Gutierrez (COLO) def. Ambulo (AC) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
2. Meendsen (AC) def. Holland (COLO) 6-2, 7-6
3. Delehanty (COLO) def. Granberry (AC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Hardy (AC) def. Chen (COLO) 6-2, 6-3
5. Glasscock (AC) def. Benham (COLO) 6-3, 6-2
6. Shaw (COLO) def. Oxenreiter (AC) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2

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