Trinity Men's Tennis Players Reach Singles Semis and Doubles Final

Trinity Men's Tennis Players Reach Singles Semis and Doubles Final

San Antonio - Sunday’s main-draw singles semifinals, and the doubles championship match of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southwest Region Championships will consist of all Trinity players.

Following a rain-delayed Saturday at Trinity’s courts, the singles semis are set for 8 a.m. Eighth-seeded Charlie Curtis takes on Connor Dunn, while No.2 Greg Haugen plays No. 5 Paxton Deuel. The singles championship will follow at 11 a.m.

The doubles final will be played after the singles matches. The seventh-seeded tandem of Deuel and Clayton Niess meet Eliot Guin and Brandon Thompson for the title.

The singles and doubles winners advance  to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships Oct. 10-13 at Fort Myers, Fla.

Dunn scored an upset over his top-seeded teammate, Aaron Skinner, with a 7-6, 6-1 singles quarterfinals victory on Saturday. Skinner won the 2012 regional title, and then went on to take the ITA National Small College Championship at Mobile, Ala. Skinner also took home the region doubles championship with Jordan Mayer.

Curtis took out Doug Kierstead of UT-Tyler 6-1, 6-2; while Deuel defeated No. 4 Ramon Martinez of UT-Tyler 6-2, 6-0.  Haugen was a 6-4, 6-1 winner over 12th-seeded Chris Wootton of UT-Tyler.

In the main-draw doubles semifinals, played indoors at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, Deuel and Niess beat the No. 3 team of Skinner and Nicolas Moreno 9-7. Guin and Thompson defeated Curtis and Chas Mayer 8-6 to advance to Sunday’s final.

One doubles quarterfinals doubles match was completed at Trinity, as Moreno and Skinner beat Stephen Rogers and Austin Corrola of Schreiner 8-2.

The other three quarterfinal matches were played at Newk’s. Curtis and Mayer emerged victorious over No. 4 seeds Wootton and Ryan Spencer of UT-Tyler by a score of 8-6. Guin and Thompson upset their second-seeded Tiger teammates, Haugen and Dunn 9-7.

There is also competition in “B” Singles and Doubles, as well as consolation play in the singles events.