AUSTIN -- Texas A&M men’s tennis player Marcus Lunt advanced to the round of 16 in the flight “A” singles draw of the University of Texas Invitational held Friday afternoon at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Lunt, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, defeated Jon Wiegand of Texas, 7-6, 6-3, in the opening round and later upended fifth-seeded Marco Verdasco of Oregon, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, in the round of 32. He will face Andre Moreira of UTSA tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Freshman Colin Hoover (Victoria, Texas) also got past the opening round in the flight “B” singles draw by bageling Devon Harley of Lamar, 6-0, 6-0, and later followed it up with a 6-4, 6-1 straight-set victory over Sho Higuchi of Oregon in the round of 16. Hoover will continue play tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, sophomore Patrick Dean (Dallas, Texas) fell to Daniel Moreiras of UTSA, 6-3, 6-2, in the round of 32. Play continues through Sunday. Lunt and Hoover will also compete in the doubles draw beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2008
Penick-Allison Tennis Center
at Austin, Texas
SINGLES “A” DRAW
Round of 64
Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M) def. Jon Wiegand (Texas), 7-6, 6-3.
Round of 32
Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M) def. (5) Marco Verdasco (Oregon), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
SINGLES “B” DRAW
Round of 32
Colin Hoover (Texas A&M) def. Devon Harley (Lamar), 6-0, 6-0.
Daniel Moreiras (UTSA) def. Patrick Dean (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-2.
Round of 16
Colin Hoover (Texas A&M) def. Sho Higuchi (Oregon), 6-4, 6-1.
Nick Arnold (Saint Edward’s) def. Patrick Dean (Texas A&M), 6-2, 6-4.
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