Sept. 17, 2010
MIDLAND, Texas -- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team captured seven singles match wins and one doubles victory in their first day of the Midland Collegiate Invitational. Play continues Saturday and Sunday.
Lobo head coach Alan Dils said he was pleased with the effort of the team on the opening day.
"In singles we upset three of the top six seeds," said Dils. "All in all, it was a solid performance today."
In his first contest of the day, Phillips defeated Erik Hjertonsson of the University of Texas-Arlington, 6-2, 6-2. The Lobo sophomore also beat Patrick Pohlman of the University of San Diego, 6-3, 6-4.
Anderson came out on top 6-3, 6-2, over Texas' Chris Cameillone. The Lobo junior also notched a decisive 6-0, 6-2 victory over Lawrence Formentera of Oklahoma University.
Dunbar topped Abilene Christian University's Eldad Campbell, 6-2, 6-0. Ho was victorious in a tough match with Nikola Bubnic of USD, 7-6, 7-6.
Lobo sophomore Conor Berg defeated Joe Hattrup of Southern Methodist University, 6-3, 6-4, and lost later in the day to Baylor's Sergio Ramirez in a three set match, 6-4, 2-6 and 14-12.
Wood had a three set battle with Brian Griffin of SMU, but lost 6-4, 3-6 and 10-7. The Lobo senior was later defeated by Paul Chappell of Texas Christian University 6-4, 6-2 in Consolation singles.
In doubles action, Lobos Dunbar and Berg teamed up to defeat Bubnic/Visy of USD, 8-6. The pair advances to the third round.
Lobo pair Anderson and Phillips lost to Tulsa's Barnes/Ive, 9-8. UNM duo Hegelund and Ho were also defeated to Texas Tech's Pace/Bryan, 8-4.
Phillips, Anderson, Dunbar and Ho will compete in the third round of singles play. Phillips takes on Ben Chen of Texas, while Anderson competes with Maryland's Maros Horny. Dunbar faces USD's Dean Jackson, and Ho squares off against Peter Frank of Rice.