Men’s Tennis Closes Out Play at ITA Southern Regionals
Jeff Schneider, October 13, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Ragin’ Cajuns men’s tennis team saw its run at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships come to an end on Saturday with a pair of doubles teams falling in the quarterfinals.
"We had another pretty strong day in doubles," head coach Mark Jeffrey said. "We placed two teams into the final eight of doubles."
Twins Hunter and Yates Johnson defeated the team of Nikko Madregallejo and Sean Donohue from Alabama, 8-6, to reach the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, the Johnsons battled the fourth seeded team of William Kallberg and Stefan Lindmark of Ole Miss to a tiebreaker, but would come up short falling 8-7 (1) in a hard fought match.
"The Johnson twins beat a good team from Alabama," Jeffrey noted. "That was a tough loss to the number four seed from Ole Miss in a tiebreaker. The twins were unlucky, but they are impressing each time out. They certainly are getting better."
Will Huyton and Carl Alberton also reached the quarterfinals after defeating Ian Van Cott and Iain Sneddon of Tulane, 8-3. The pair also saw their run come to an end in the quarterfinals dropping an 8-0 decision to the third seeded team of Chris Simpson and Boris Arias from LSU.
Huyton gutted out a tough 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-7 win in singles against Gerhard Gruindelingh of South Alabama in the consolation draw.
"I thought Huyton and Alberton played well in the morning against Tulane," Jeffrey added. "Unfortunately they couldn’t get going against LSU. Will also had a good win against South Alabama’s Gruindelingh who played 3-4 for them last year. All in all a pretty good tournament as we look to rest and get back to Lafayette."
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