Tiger Tennis Players Advance in Singles and Doubles Draws

Tiger Tennis Players Advance in Singles and Doubles Draws

 

Tyler, Texas - Eight Trinity main-draw singles players and four doubles teams advanced at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southwest Region Championships on Saturday.

 

SUMMARY

All five of Trinity's singles seeded players advanced to the third round: Wilson Lambeth (#4), Chas Mayer (#5), Jordan Pitts (#6), Clayton Niess, and Matt Tyer (both #9).

Liam Crawley also reached the third round, as did McKenna Fujitani and Kevin Lee, who came from yesterday's qualifying draw.

Reaching the doubles quarterfinals were the #2 tandem of Tyer and Lambeth, fourth seeds Mayer and Niess, and #7 Pitts and Paul Bhatia.  The unseeded team of Crawley and Cameron Bilsbarrow also advanced to the final eight.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

McKenna Fujitani upset third-seeded Niko Snovely of Southwestern (TX) University 6-2, 5-7, 10-3 in the first round, then defeated Cameron McCarthy of UT-Tyler.

Clayton Niess defeated Ryan Elwood of the host University of Texas-Tyler in a second-round thriller, by scores of 7-6 (3), 3-6, 10-5.

Kevin Lee outfought Sebastian Richard of the University of the Ozarks (AR) 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 in the first round, before besting Pieter Cabato of Austin (TX) College in the second round.

Liam Crawley took out ninth-seeded Dean Dulthumonn of Southwestern 6-4, 6-1.

A highlight of the second round of doubles occurred when Crawley and Cameron Bilsbarrow defeated top seeds Snovely and Grant Gideon of Southwestern 8-1.

 

UP NEXT

The action begins at 8:00 a.m. Sunday. The singles main-draw third round and quarterfinals will be played. The doubles quarterfinals and semifinals are on the slate. There are also "B" and "C" Singles, and consolation draws.