AUSTIN - In its fall season closer, the Texas A&M men’s tennis team reached the quarterfinals of singles and doubles play at the University of Texas Invitational held Saturday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Senior Matt Bain (Georgetown, Texas) advanced to quarterfinal action with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Francisco Segura of Laredo CC in the round of 16. He later lost to third-seeded Ed Corrie of Texas in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Meanwhile, sophomore Brad Williams (Cape Town, South Africa) fell behind in his round of 16 match to Matt Brooklyn of Arizona State, 6-1, 7-6.
In doubles play, the fourth-seeded combination of Bain and Williams outlasted Jarrod Epkey and Jorge Rodriguez of Ball State, 8-6, in the round of 16. The Aggie duo later fell to Brett Binkley and Mark Rutherford of Marquette, 8-3, in the quarterfinals.
A&M will return to the courts after the winter break and prepare for its spring season which will include 21 dual matches against opponents all ranked in last year’s final FILA/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The Aggies will play host to Clemson in their season opener scheduled for Jan. 25 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS INVITATIONAL
Nov. 2-4, 2007
Penick-Allison Tennis Center
at Austin, Texas
(3) Ed Corrie (Texas) def. (5) Matt Bain (Texas A&M), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
Round of 16
(5) Matt Bain (Texas A&M) def. Francisco Segura (Laredo CC), 6-4, 6-3.
Matt Brooklyn (Arizona State) def. Brad Williams (Texas A&M), 6-1, 7-6.
Paco Gallardo (Oregon) def. Kayvon Karimi (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-1.
Binkley-Rutherford (Marquette) def. (4) Bain-Williams (Texas A&M), 8-3.
Round of 16
(4) Bain-Williams (Texas A&M) def. Epkey-Rodriguez (Ball State), 8-6.