Oct. 10, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team did what it came to do during Sunday morning's final day of competition of the Balloon Fiesta Classic at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex...
The Lobos capped off the three-day event with both the singles' and doubles' titles in their possession. The Balloon Fiesta Classic included eight teams and over 50 competitors.
New Mexico junior Phil Anderson earned the singles' title outright and was half of the Lobos' doubles team that claimed the doubles' championship. Anderson and sophomore Jadon Phillips made short work of Ben Lantz and Dominic Bermudez from Northern Arizona in the doubles' championship match, besting the Lumberjacks' duo 8-2.
Later in the day, Anderson dueled with Orlando Superlano of New Mexico State in the final singles match. Anderson, seeded third, took the first set from second-seeded Superlano, 6-2. He then fell short in the second set losing, 2-6. After regrouping, Anderson came back out to take the final set, 6-2, claiming the championship.
"I've worked really hard between the end of last season and today," Anderson said. "It's really paying off. I've made some big strides and - other than the occasional lack of focus - I'm really happy with the way I'm playing right now."
"We saw a lot of good things from our team this weekend," New Mexico head coach Alan Dils said. "We played some good tennis. Jadon and Phil both did a good job. Some of our younger guys showed us some good things, too."
The Balloon Fiesta Classic concludes the Lobos' regular fall season. New Mexico resumes competition on Oct. 20 at the ITA Regional Championships in Las Vegas, N.V.