Aug. 20, 2007
TORONTO, CANADA--- University of New Mexico men's tennis junior Graeme Kassautzki won the first Annual Canadian University Games on Saturday (Aug. 18). Kassautzki, a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, was the number two seed in the tournament. Kassautzki defeated Quebec's Keziel Juneau in the semifinal round (6-3, 6-2) to meet up with fellow Lobo Kamil Pajkowski in the finals.
Pajkowski, a senior on the Lobo men's tennis team, is a native of Burnaby, British Columbia. Pajkowski went through both the number three and one seeds to make it to the finals. Kassautzki, the 2005 Canada Summer Games Gold Medalist, won the championship match in two sets (6-3, 6-2).
The University Games invites the top eight collegiate players that are natives of Canada. Kassautzki and Pajkowski were both selected, giving them a chance to represent the Lobo men's team.
"We have had a number of Canadian players and we are very proud of Graeme and Kamil and all of their success," said head men's tennis coach Alan Dils. "We work hard to develop our players and I think the results show this. Kamil has come a long way and Graeme has certainly shown that he was a blue chip recruit."
The Lobos men's tennis team prepares to open the season on Sept. 14 when they travel to Las Cruces, N.M to participate in the NMSU Fall Invite. The first home action is slated for Oct. 5-7 when the Lobos host the UNM Balloon Fiesta Invitational.
For more information on Tennis Canada visit: http://www.tenniscanada.com