AUSTIN, Texas – Texas A&M freshman men’s tennis player Colin Hoover (Victoria, Texas) reached the semifinals of the flight “B” singles draw at the University of Texas Invitational held Saturday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Hoover gave up just one game to Drake Kakar of Marquette, 6-0, 6-1, in quarterfinal action. He will take on Mindaugas Celedinas of UT Arlington in the semis tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.
In the flight “A” singles draw, junior Marcus Lunt (San Antonio, Texas) moved on to the quarterfinals with a walkover versus Andre Moreira of UTSA, prior to falling to Ashwin Vijayaragavan of UT-Pan American, 6-3, 6-4.
Hoover and Lunt also turned in a good run in doubles competition played on Saturday. The Aggie duo lost a close quarterfinal match to Kellen Damico and Jon Wiegand of Texas, 8-5, by way of defeating David Simson and Yannick Weihs of Denver, 8-4, in the round of 16 and Beau Bernstein and Shashank Vij of UT-Pan American, 8-2, in the round of 32.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2008
Penick-Allison Tennis Center
at Austin, Texas
SINGLES “A” DRAW
Ashwin Vijayaragavan (UT-Pan American) def. Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M), 6-3, 6-4.
Round of 16
Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M) def. Andre Moreira (UTSA), walkover (injury).
SINGLES “B” DRAW
Colin Hoover (Texas A&M) def. Drake Kakar (Marquette), 6-0, 6-1.
Damico-Wiegand (Texas) Hoover-Lunt (Texas A&M), 8-5.
Round of 16
Hoover-Lunt (Texas A&M) def. Simson-Weihs (Denver), 8-4.
Round of 32
Hoover-Lunt (Texas A&M) def. Bernstein-Vij (UT-Pan American), 8-2.