MIDLAND -- Texas A&M men’s tennis player and former local prep standout Austin Klores (Franklin, Texas) reached the quarterfinals of singles on the first day of competition at the Midland Racquet Club Invitational.
Klores claimed a 6-1, 6-3 straight-set victory over Nathan Robinson of Tyler Junior College in the opening round and later stunned second-seeded Dimitri Novinkov of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 6-4, 7-5, in the round of 32. He will face David Gonzales of Texas Tech in tomorrow’s quarterfinal match.
Junior Marcus Lunt (San Antonio, Texas) also reached the second round of singles with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Blaine Shields of Boise State, but lost to third-seeded Michael Breler of Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-4, in the round of 16. Play continues through Sunday at the Midland Racquet Club.
MIDLAND RACQUET CLUB INVITATIONAL
Oct. 10-12, 2008
Midland Racquet Club
at Midland, Texas
Round of 32
Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M) def. Blaine Shields (Boise State), 7-5, 6-3.
Austin Klores (Texas A&M) def. Nathan Robinson (Tyler JC), 6-1, 6-3.
Luke Hawk (Abilene Christian) def. Colin Hoover (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-8).
Round of 16
Austin Klores (Texas A&M) def. (2) Dimitri Novinkov (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), 6-4, 7-5.
(3) Michael Breler (Texas Tech) def. Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-4.
Artem Barabach (SMU) def. Kayvon Karimi (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-2.
Joe Hattrup (Texas Tech) def. Kayvon Karimi (Texas A&M), 6-4, 7-6.
Blaine Shields (Boise State) def. Colin Hoover (Texas A&M), 6-3, 7-6.
Round of 32
Adam El-Efendi-Artem Barabach (SMU) def. Colin Hoover-Kayvon Karimi (Texas A&M), 8-6.
Blaine Shields-Nick Gourley (Boise State) def. Austin Klores-Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M), 9-8 (1).