Day Two: Ongoing Results from the Ned & Tina Jacobs Kickoff
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/18/2014

Ongoing Results from the Ned and Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff

(Results will be posted immediately after each match finishes throughout the weekend)

Saturday, January 18th:

9:00 a.m. matches

Arizona vs UC Irvine

Result:  ARIZONA def. UC IRVINE, 4-0

Individual Scores


Fredrik Ask (UA) & Ryan Cheung (UCI), 6-3, 6-7, DNF

Kieren Thompson (UA) & Rafael Dividian (UCI), 6-3, 5-7, DNF

Naoki Takeda (UA) def. Tyler Pham (UCI), 6-0, 6-2

Sumeet Shinde (UA) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI), 6-2, 6-2

Mario Urquidi (UA) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Will Kneale (UA) def. Jonathan Poon (UCI), 7-6, 6-2

Recap:  Arizona got off to a strong start on the second day of the Ned & Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff. They swept UC Irvine (4-0) allowing two matches to go unfinished. Arizona now has a 2-1 record here at the tournament. They will hit the courts again at 7:30 p.m. when they take on the Lobos.

Post-Match Quote from Arizona's Assistant Coach Arron Spencer:

"Our team got off to an unreal start this morning. UC Irvine did an excellent job of staying in the game and keeping it close. I am extremely proud of our guys and I am happy we were able to pick up some wins." 


Saturday, January 18:

12:30 p.m. matches

New Mexico vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Result:  NEW MEXICO def. TAMCC, 4-0

Individual Scores


Hayden Sabatka (NM) def. Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC), 6-3, 6-2

Mads Hegelund (NM) def. Paul Cook (TAMCC), 6-3, 6-1

Rodolfo Jauregui (NM) def. Javier Pujol (TAMCC), 6-2, 6-0

James Hignett (NM) def. Matt Westmoreland (TAMCC), 6-9, 3-6, 6-2

Bryan Cunningham (NM) & Phillip Kuehnen (TAMCC) -- UNFINISHED

Samir Iftikhar (NM) & Peter Nagy (TAMCC) – UNFINISHED

Recap:  New Mexico remains undefeated against TAMCC after a long, hard fought match. New Mexico led 3-0 as three Lobos were competing in the third set of their matches. Samir Iftikhar, James Hignett, and Bryan Cunningham were all in the midst of a high intensity three-set battle. Everyone on the court was hungry for a win. Knowing that one more UNM win would seal the deal for their team, the pressure was high for everybody.  Hignett came through for his team and clenched the match after defeating TAMCC’s Matt Westmoreland. Hignett’s strong veteran move allowed the Lobos to add another win to their record. UNM will be back on the court at 7:30 p.m. as they take on Arizona.

Post-Match Quote from New Mexico’s James Hignett:

“It was nice to finish off the match and clench one for the first time this year and take some pressure off Bryan in the end. Good result, good win, and onto the next one!”  


Saturday, January 18th:

4:00 p.m. matches

Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs UC Irvine

Result:  UC Irvine def. TAMCC, 4-3

Individual Scores


Ryan Cheung (UCI) def. Peter Nagy (TAMCC), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Rafael Davidian (UCI) def, Ricardo Mayagoitia (TAMCC), 7-6, 6-2

Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC) def. Tyler Pham (UCI), 6-2, 6-4

Javier Pujol (TAMCC) def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI), 6-3, 6-1

Matt Westmoreland (TAMCC) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI), 1-6, 7-6, 6-7

Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) def. Pietro Jordao (TAMCC), 6-7, 6-4, 6-4


Ryan Cheung/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) def. Peter Nagy/Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC), 11-9

Matt Westmoreland/Paul Cook (TAMCC) def. Caryl Hernandez/Justin Agbayani (UCI), 10-8

Tyler Pham/Shuheri Shibahara (UCI) def. Pietro Jordao/Javier Pujol (TAMCC), 10-6

Recap:  The new experimental format certainly generated some drama for two very tough teams today at the Linda Estes Tennis Center. UC Irvine and Texas A&M Corpus Christi had the crowd on its toes as they battled for a victory. Both teams had experienced a loss earlier in the day and were hungry for a win. UC Irvine and TAMCC were tied 2-2 half way through match and the intensity in the tennis dome continued to cultivate. After a long three-set match, UC Irvine picked up a win and took the lead, 3-2. This left all the pressure on UC Irvine’s Jonathan Hammel and TAMCC’s Matt Westmoreland. Hammel was competing for team match point and Westmoreland was simply trying to keep TAMCC in the match. The two opponents battled it out through three long sets before Hammel clenched the win and took the match into the first doubles tiebreaker of the weekend. The six doubles teams hit the courts without hesitation and the competition was underway. It didn’t take long for UC Irvine to pick up two wins and take home their first win of the weekend.

Post-Match Quote from UC Irvine Head Coach Trevor Kronemann:

“We got lucky, played well, and hung in there. We had a couple match points to finish it off, but it was exciting to be apart of the first tie-breaker and we’re just happy we pushed through.”


Saturday, January 18th:

7:30 p.m. matches

New Mexico vs Arizona

Result:  NEW MEXICO def. ARIZONA, 4-0

Individual Scores


Samir Iftikhar (NM) def. Fredrik Ask (UA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Mitchell McDaniels (NM) & Kieren Thompson (UA) – UNFINISHED (6-0, 4-6, 4-1, DNF)

Hayden Sabatka (NM) def. Naoki Takeda (UA), 6-3, 6-3

Rodolfo Jauregui (NM) def. Sumeet Shinde (UA), 6-3, 5-5

James Hignett (NM) def. Mario Urquidi (UA), 6-3, 6-3

Mads Hegelund (NM) & Will Kneale (UA) -- UNFINISHED (2-6, 6-4, 5-4, DNF)

Recap:  The Lobos remain undefeated after yet another day of competition at the Ned And Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Winter Kickoff. UNM picked up another four wins against Arizona. Samir Iftikhar clenched the match for the Lobos after defeating Arizona’s top competitor Kieren Thompson. UNM is the only school that remains undefeated in the weekend event. 

Post-Match Quote from New Mexico’s Mads Hegelund:

“It is great to be 4-0. We are trying to take it one match at a time and give it our best while we're out on the court. Our energy is focused on the match tomorrow against UC Irvine and we're hoping to get another win.”