Oct. 24, 2010
LAS VEGAS, N.V.---After the fourth day of competition for the University of New Mexico men's tennis team, only one Lobo remains. Four Lobos fought for semifinal round spots in the singles competition and one Lobo team looked to move to the final round of the doubles tournament in Las Vegas on Saturday.
New Mexico sophomore Jadon Phillips will continue to represent the Lobos in the competition on Sunday after winning both his matches in the round of 16 and quarterfinals. Phillips notched his first win Saturday against BYU's Spencer Smith, 7-6, 6-0. He took on another Cougar in his next match, beating Thomas Shubert, 0-6, 6-2, 6-1.
In the semifinal match of the doubles tournament, Lobo duo Conor Berg and Ben Dunbar fought a tough match against Patrick Kawka and Evan Urbina from BYU. The duo tried their best to advance to the final round, but fell by one point to the Cougar team, 9-8.
With the doubles portion of the championship tournament complete for the Lobos, the only remaining main draw matches will commence on Sunday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. The final round of the singles competition will also be on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
Enej Bonin def. Ben Dunbar, 6-2, 6-4
Arthur Surreaux def. Phil Anderson, 6-4, 6-1
Jadon Phillips def. Spencer Smith, 7-6, 6-0
Thomas Shubert def. Carl Ho, 6-4, 6-2
Kawka/Urbina def. Berg/Dunbar, 8-9