Sept. 23, 2011
Denver, Colo. - The first day of the Denver Invitational leaves some nationally ranked players with their first loss of the day and the Lobos are the ones responsible. Seniors Ben Dunbar, Phillip Anderson and Junior Conor Berg made some big wins to start the tournament.
Ben Dunbar beat Enej Bonin, nationally ranked 30 and the top ranked player in the Mountain Region, of Denver University with a score of 6-3, 6-2.
Phillip Anderson scored a win against Yannick Weihs, ranked nationally at 121, also of Denver University with a score of 6-3, 6-4.
Anderson and Dunbar were not the only players with wins. Junior Conor Berg defeated Max Krammer of Denver University with a score of 6-0, 7-6. Freshman Samir Iftikhar finished today with a win against Denver University's Othar Kordaschia with a score of 6-2, 7-6.
In doubles, Dunbar/Berg defeated Escobar/Manzini, nationally ranked 10, of Texas Tech with a close score of 9-8.
Hignett/Ho won against Nebraska's Schulze/Videtich with a score of 8-4.
Anderson/Neeld defeated Nebraska's Blackwell/Freeman with a score of 8-3.
Iftikhar/Hegelund won with eight straight games against Texas Tech's Wanderley/Air Force Academy's Tope finishing the match with a score of 8-0.
The tournament will continue at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th.