NETTERS SHINE AT HEB BAYLOR INVITE
Sept. 28, 2003
WACO, Texas - Sophomore Ian Vasquez-Rowe (Santiago, Spain) won a pair championships during the HEB Baylor Intercollegiate Tournament in Hewitt over the weekend.
Vasquez-Rowe defeated Juan Escanlante of Wichita State 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals and claimed the championship when New Mexico's Haroud Akhavan withdrew in the men's green division singles. Vasquez-Rowe also teamed with doubles partner Petri van Rensburg (Bethlehem, South Africa) to win the men's gold doubles title. They defeated the duo of Ivan Camillo and Jake Frederick of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the quarterfinals, 8-4 and then took the title with a pair of withdrawals. Niels Buksik was beaten by Akhavan in one semifinal on Saturday, 6-2, 6-1. Buksik defeated Camillo, 6-4, 6-3 and Naeem Kath of Lamar 6-3, 7-6 to advance to the semis.
In the men's gold division, David Corrie (London, England) was defeated in the quarterfinals by seventh-seed Andrians Zguns of Arkansas, 7-6, 6-1. In the consolation bracket, Sandy Farquharson dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision to Gonculo Figueiredo of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The women will travel to the Houston Cougar Invitational while the men host the UTA Fall Invitational at the Arlington Tennis Center. The 10-team tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Among the teams scheduled to compete are: Centenary, Wichita State, Lamar, Ouachita Baptist, Abilene Christian, TCU, Texas-Pan American, Oral Roberts, Oklahoma and UTA.
UTA results at 2003 HEB Baylor Men's Intercollegiate Tournament Men's gold singles Round 1 Sandy Farquharson def. Ivan Kovalov, La.-Lafayette 7-5, 6-3 Nathan McGregor def. Dennis Andrade, UTSA 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 David Corrie def. Chad Tsuda, Colorado 6-1, 6-1
Round 2 (10) Divan Coetzee, New Mexico def. Farquharson 6-0, 6-1 Corrie def. (2) Benjamin Becker, Baylor 6-4, 6-3 (5) Ivor Lourak, Baylor def. McGregor 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Round 3 Corrie def. Ricardo Alemida, UTSA 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Quarterfinals (7) Andrians Zguns, Arkansas def. Corrie 7-6, 6-1
Consolation - Round 2 Gonculo Figueiredo, Texas A&M-CC def. McGregor 6-3, 6-2
Consolation - Round 3 Farquharson def. Marc Castellana, La.-Lafayette 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Consolation - Quarterfinals Gonculo Figueiredo, Texas A&M-CC def. Farquharson 6-1, 6-4
Round 2 Vasquez-Rowe def. Jake Frederick, Texas A&M-CC 6-2, 6-0 Buksik def. Naeem Kath, Lamar 6-3, 7-6
Quarterfinals Vasquez-Rowe def. Eric Conklin, New Mexico 6-2, 6-2 Buksik def. Nick Ames, New Mexico 6-3, 6-7, 7-5
Semifinals Vasquez-Rowe def. Juan Escanlante, Wichita St. 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 Haroud Akhavan, New Mexico def. Buksik 6-2, 6-1
Finals Vasquez Rowe def. Akhavan, W/D
Men's gold doubles Round 1 Farquharson/McGregor def. Dvorak/Tsuda, Colorado, 8-5 Buksik/Corrie def. Contente/Vujaklija, Wichita St, 8-5
Round 2 Rajevac/Schnugg, Ga. Tech def. Farquharson/McGregor, 8-1 Akhavan/Coetzee, New Mexico def. Buksik/Corrie, 8-1
Men's gold doubles Round 1 Van Rensburg/Vasquez-Rowe def. Diblasi/Paulsen, Texas Tech, w/d
Quarterfinals Van Rensburg/Vasquez-Rowe def. Camillo/Frederick, Texas A&M-CC, 8-4
Semifinals Van Rensburg/Vasquez-Rowe def. Alatorre/Kath, Lamar W/D
Finals Van Rensburg/Vasquez-Rowe def. Easton/Oliver, Lamar, W/D
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