Lobos Split in First Day of HEB Tournament
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/06/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 6, 2009

Box Score

Corpus Christi, Texas - The 33rd-ranked University of New Mexico men's tennis team defeated No. 73 Western Michigan, 4-1, in the opener of the HEB Tournament of Champions Team Tennis Classic, but fell 4-1 to No. 52 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Lobos are now 8-2 on the season.

After Western Michigan captured the doubles point, the Lobos responded with four single wins. Senior Johnny Parkes, who is ranked 103rd in the nation, didn't allow a point to Kevin Hayward, coming away with a 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 1 position. Fellow senior Graeme Kassautzki was just as dominate with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Michael Calderone in the No. 2 slot. Freshman Ben Dunbar and Phil Anderson also picked up singles wins, in the No. 5 and No. 6 positions. Anderson holds a 6-1 singles record on the season.

In the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi match, only singles were competed. Parkes was the only Lobo to pick up a win, defeating Mikhail Pavlov 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 1 slot. Freshman Elliot Chang and Ben Dunbar almost came away with wins at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions. Chang fell to Jose Zunino 7-6, 7-5 while Dunbar lost 7-5, 6-3.

The Lobos will wrap up the HEB Tournament with a match against South Alabama on Saturday, March 7, at 8 a.m. MST

#33 New Mexico 4, #73 Western Michigan 1

No. 1 Johnny Parkes (NM) def. Kevin Hayward (WMU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Graeme Kassautzki (NM) def. Michael Calderone (WMU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Miles Bugby (NM) vs. Kazuya Komada (WMU) 1-6, 6-4, 1-3, unfinished
No. 4 Elliot Chang (NM) vs. Casey Cullen (WMU) 6-1, 5-7, 3-1, unfinished
No. 5 Ben Dunbar (NM) def. Zeyad Montasser (WMU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Phil Anderson (NM) def. Pablo Olivarez (WMU) 6-4, 6-3

No. 1 Calderone/Komada (WMU) def. Parkes/Bugby (NM) 8-5
No. 2 Hayward/Montasser (WMU) def. Kassautzki/Joe Wood (NM) 8-1
No. 3 Dunbar/Chang (NM) vs. Cullen/Olivarez 6-6, unfinished

#52 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, #33 New Mexico 1
No. 1 Johnny Parkes (NM) def. Mikhail Pavlov (AMCC) 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 Graeme Kassautzki (NM) vs. Laurent Montoisy (AMCC) 6-4, 7-5, unfinished
No. 3 Dmitry Novikov (AMCC) def. Miles Bugby (NM) 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 Jose Zunino (AMCC) def. Elliot Chang (NM) 7-6, 7-5
No. 5 Jaume Farras (AMCC) def. Ben Dunbar (NM) 7-5, 6-3
No. 6 James Langford (AMCC) def. Phil Anderson (NM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0


No. 1 Pavlov/Novikov vs. Parkes/Bugby (NM) no result
No. 2 Kassautzki/Joe Wood (NM) vs. Montoisy/Zunino (AMCC) no result
No. 3 Dunabr/Chang (NM) vs. Pace/Langford (AMCC) no result