Iftikhar Advances At ITA Mountain Regionals
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/18/2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Lobo Samir Iftikhar continues to represent the Lobos in singles competition as they advance into day three of the 2013 USTA/ITA Men’s Tennis Mountain Regionals.

Iftikhar is the only competitor from the University of New Mexico who is still in the running for the Singles Championship Title. As the No. 4 seed, he bypassed the first round of the 128 round Singles Draw with a bye. Iftikhar battled through two more rounds and will face his next opponent on Thursday afternoon.

The Lobos also continue to see success in the doubles competition. Rodolfo Juaregui and Hayden Sabatka are competing in the round of 16 after defeating New Mexico State’s Germain Degardin and Strahinja Trekavoc, 8-3. UNM’s Mad Hegelund and Andrew Van Der Vyver will also be advancing in the doubles bracket after taking the victory over Air Force’s Alex Grubbs and Andrew Parks, 8-1.

UNM also ended the second day of ITA Regionals with a 6-2 record in consolation play.  James Hignett, Bryan Cunningham, Sabatka, Hegelund, and Juaregui will all continue to play in the consolation bracket on Thursday.

For full results head to:

2013 USTA/ITA Regional Results



Men’s Open Singles:

Round of 32:

Samir Iftikhar (UNM) def. Alex Grubbs (AFA), 6-2, 6-0

Alex Gasson (DU) def. Mitchell McDaniels (UNM), 6-3, 6-0


Men’s Open Doubles:

Round of 32:

Bendeck/Ramos (UI) def. Cunningham (UNM)/Rae (BYU), 8-3

Craigh/Gasson (DU) def. Hignett/Iftikhar (UNM), 8-7

Bettles/Tenreiro def. Berkabile/McDaniels (UNM), 8-1

Juaregui/Sabatka (UNM) def. Degardin/Trekavoc (NMSU), 8-3

Hegelund/Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Grubbs/Parks (AFA), 8-1


Men’s Open Singles Consolation:

First Round:

Cunningham (UNM) def. Rae (BYU), 6-4, 6-1


Second Round:

Juaregui (UNM) def. Zedde (UI), 6-3, 6-4

Caruk (UM) def. Berkabile (UNM), 7-6, 7-5

Mimnagh-Fleming (UM) def. Van Der Vyver (UNM), 7-5, 6-7, 6-2

Hegelund (UNM) def. Gendron (UNC), 6-1, 7-6

Sabatka (UNM) def. Good (WSU), 6-4, 6-2

Cunningham (UNM) def. Lee, 6-4, 7-5

Hignett (UNM) def. McCullers (AFA), 6-4, 6-4