Sept. 17, 2011
Midland, Texas - The University of New Mexico men's tennis team finished this tournament a day early with none of the players being able to advance in the main draw.
The UNM singles player Jadon Phillips fell today in the main draw to Tulsa's Grant Ive with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 7-6.
The doubles team of Phillips and Anderson, who won a big match on Friday, couldn't sustain that momentum, falling to Davidson's Gee/Schafer with a score of 8-3.
Phil Anderson won again in the consolation bracket against Davidson's Joe Schafer with a score of 6-2, 6-2.
Carl Ho, who lost his opening round match, nearly bounced back with a win against Boise State's Scott Sears, but couldn't quite get over the hump, losing 6-4, 6-4.
Conor Berg also lost in a tight match to Maryland's Andy Magee with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 7-6.
"It was good for these guys to get some tough competition right out of the gate. There were a lot of high pressure moments which is great for the guys," said Assistant Coach Bart Scott. "There are some things we still need to get better at, and I'm looking forward to practicing before we head to Denver."
The UNM Men's tennis team next tournament this fall will be in Denver, Colorado on September 23rd.