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Men's Tennis Takes 3 of 4 Doubles vs. UTD

Men's Tennis Takes 3 of 4 Doubles vs. UTD

RICHARDSON, Tex. - Austin College Men's Tennis opened play in the fifth-annual UTD Invitational against the University of Texas at Dallas in doubles competition, and Texas A&M - Texarkana in singles.

  The Kangaroos jumped all over the Comets in the four doubles lines, taking home wins at Lines 1, 3 and 4, and narrowly dropping Line 2 to a veteran tandem.

  Kenneth Hardy and Siddharth Kortikere, the reigning ITA West Region #14 Doubles Team, fought off a break-of-serve in both sets against their Line 1 opponents, and closed hard to win 7-5, 7-5. 

  Andres Padilla and Calum Robe won a tightly contested first set 7-5, before falling in a quick hole in the second set.  The SCAC All-Tournament Team tandem fought back to take Line 3 7-5, 6-4. 

  Preston Spivey and Safe Rahman dropped their first set 6-1 before coming back to win the second set 6-2, and the super tiebreaker 10-5.

  Later in singles, the Kangaroos were swept by the Eagles at all 7 lines, but valuable experience was earned by several young players and developing veterans.

  Austin College returns tomorrow to compete in Men's doubles vs. A&M Texarkana, and Men's Singles against UT-Dallas.


Men's Doubles vs. UT-Dallas

#14 Kenneth Hardy/Siddharth Kortikere def. Ashwin Vaithianathan/Haydn Steffes 7-5, 7-5

Giovanni Zamboni/Mario Jelev (UTD) def. Josh Granberry/Brett O'Brien 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)

Calum Robe/Andres Padilla def. Jed de Luna/Josh Rivera 7-5, 6-4

Preston Spivey/Safe Rahman def. Rodney Brown/Zach Tavallee 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)


Men's Singles vs. Texas A&M - Texarkana

Alejandro Oviedo (AMT) def. Preston Spivey 6-2, 6-2

Gavin Beach (AMT) def. Safe Rahman 6-1, 6-0

Alberto Cabrillo (AMT) def. Travis Fortune 6-1, 6-2

Kevin Tsati-Onla (AMT) def. Bryan Walmsley 6-0, 6-0

Gonzalo Vega (AMT) def. Gabriel Caldwell-Nepveux 6-2, 6-3

Taylor Jean (AMT) def. Matthew Cochran 6-0, 6-1

Luis Scribani (AMT) def. Will Dixon 6-0, 6-0