Trinity Men Win ITA Regional Singles and Doubles Titles
San Antonio – The Trinity Tigers swept
the “A” Singles and Doubles Championships Sunday, in
all Trinity finals, at the USTA/ITA Division III Men’s Tennis
Southwest Region Championships.
Senior Bobby Cocanougher of Southlake, Texas (Carroll), the No. 2 seed, beat top-seeded Max Frey, a junior from Tulsa, Okla. (Holland Hall), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 at Delavan Tennis Stadium.
In the Trinity-dominated semifinals, Frey beat fourth-seeded teammate Cory Kowal of Austin, Texas (Anderson), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Cocanougher defeated first-year player Greg Haugen of Austin, Texas (Bowie), 6-4, 6-2.
The “A” Doubles title went to top seeds Cocanougher and Kowal, in a 6-2, 3-6, 11-9 (tiebreak) victory over the No. 2 team of Frey and sophomore Erick DelaFuente of El Paso, Texas (Coronado).
Cocanougher will represent the Tigers in singles at the National Small College Championships Oct. 13-17 at Mobile, Ala. The doubles tandem of Cocanougher and Kowal will make its third appearance at the ITA national event. Last May, the Trinity duo advanced the NCAA Doubles Championship match.
The “B” Singles title went to Trinity first-year player Rohit Goswamy of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (Cate School), who beat sophomore teammate Trevor Sipos of Alamo, Calif. (Laurel Springs), 6-2, 6-7 (3), 14-12 (tiebreak).
Goswamy and first-year player Julio Benavides of El Paso (Coronado), won “B” Doubles by default over Kent Dunson and Tim Dinehart of Hendrix.
FULL SUNDAY RESULTS BELOW:
USTA/ITA DIVISION III MEN’S TENNIS SOUTHWEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS
(seeds in parenthesis)
Max Frey (1), Trinity, def. Cory Kowal (4), Trinity, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Bobby Cocanougher (2), Trinity, def. Greg Haugen, Trinity, 6-4, 6-2
Cocanougher, Trinity, def. Frey, Trinity, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
“A” Singles Consolation
Josh Pownall, Mary Hardin-Baylor, def. Kevin Singer, UT-Tyler, default
Will Summers, Mary Hardin-Baylor, def. Chris Breaux, McMurry, 6-0, 6-2
Pownall, Mary Hardin-Baylor, vs. Summers, Mary Hardin-Baylor (match to be played Monday at Belton, Texas)
Cocanougher/Kowal (1), Trinity, def. Frey/Erick DelaFuente (2), Trinity, 6-2, 3-6, 11-9 (tiebreak instead of third set)
Rohit Goswamy, Trinity, def. A.J. Kurki, UT-Tyler, default
Trevor Sipos, Trinity, def. Matt Vechione, UT-Tyler, default
Goswamy, Trinity, def. Sipos, Trinity, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 14-12 (tiebreak instead of third set)
“B” Singles Consolation
David Schneider, Texas Lutheran, def. Kent Dunson, Hendrix, default
Patrick Wells, Schreiner, def. Michael Packard, Texas Lutheran, 8-1
Schneider, Texas Lutheran, def. Wells, Schreiner, 9-7
Dunson/Tim Dinehart, Hendrix, def. Vechione/Chayce Stone, UT-Tyler, default
Goswamy/Julio Benavides, Trinity, def. Nick Hernandez/Stephen Wilson, Texas Lutheran, 8-3
Goswamy/Benavides, Trinity, def. Dunson/Dinehart, Hendrix, default