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Lobos Wrap Up First Day of Fall Play
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/19/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 19, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. - The University of New Mexico men's tennis team kicked off the fall season with two separate events on Friday.

All three Lobo seniors advanced in singles play at the USTA Futures in California.

Johnny Parkes defeated Tommy Garrison, 6-1, 6-3. Miles Bugby defeated Alexander Sarkissian 1-6, 6-0, 6-1, and Graeme Kassautzi defeated Damon Gillette 6-4, 6-4.

"The qualifying draw for this tournament is deep and difficult," head coach Alan Dils said. "They beat good players today. Johnny beat Tommy Garrison who was a top 50 NCAA player out of Oklahoma in college. Overall they are playing solid."

The event features pro and former college players competing with current college athletes as a testing ground for tennis players that have a future at the professional level. With the wins. Parkes, Bugby, and Kassautzi, will advance their stay and enter the 64 draw, beginning tomorrow at 1 p.m. MST.

In Tucson, Ariz., six Lobos competed in the first annual Arizona Invitational. Sophomore Joe Wood advanced to the singles quarterfinals after a first round bye and a second round win, 6-4, 6-1. Senior Chandler Brass (2-6, 7-6, 6-1), and newcomer and Carl Ho (6-1, 4-6, 6-4), saw first round wins in singles action, also advancing to the quarterfinals.

After a first round win (6-3, 6-4), Andrew Archer went on to lose in the second round, 6-0, 6-1. Phil Anderson (4-6, 7-5, 7-6) and Matt Neeld (6-4, 2-6, 6-2) were the lone Lobos defeated in the first round.

Wood and Anderson will compete in the doubles quarterfinals tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 20, as the Arizona Invitational rolls on.

Saturday, March 07
11:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Georgia State
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Georgia State
Tuesday, March 10
1:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Penn
Friday, March 13
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Utah
Saturday, March 14
TBA - 
Men's Tennis
at BYU
Friday, March 27
1:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Fresno State
Sunday, March 29
10:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
at Nevada
Friday, April 03
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Boise State
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