SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros men’s tennis team had a busy day of competition to open the Roadrunner Invitational at the UTSA Tennis Center on Friday.
The tournament continues Saturday. UTRGV gets underway with doubles action at 9:30 am and singles play at 11:30 am
UTRGV newcomers junior Emilien Burnel and freshman McAllen Memorial alum Agustin Salazar captured the first victories of their Vaqueros careers.
Burnel picked up a great 6-1, 6-1 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Tomas Quesada Perez in the Singles D Draw quarterfinals. He’ll play in the D East semifinals at 11:30 am Salazar defeated SMU’s Eli Susser 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the Singles H Draw quarterfinals and will play in the H East Semifinal at 3 pm
Fellow Vaquero, senior Chris Lawrence, will also be in the Singles H Draw East Semifinals after beating Oral Roberts’ Kevin Leuenberger 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
Burnel and sophomore Sam Whitehead won 1-1 in the C Doubles Draw, defeating Oral Roberts’ Gustavo Pinho/Eli Brewer 6-2 after dropping a tight quarterfinal match 7-5 to UIW’s Joao Sasso/Andoni Garmendia. Burnel/Whitehead advanced to the C Draw West Final match set for 9:30 am
Sophomores Borna Devald and Carlo Krolo paired up to play in the A Draw and won 0-2, falling to UTSA’s Alan Magadan/Sebastian Rodriguez 6-2 and Miami’s Nacho Serra Sanchez/Jackson Armistead 6-3. The Croatian duo will play TAMUCC’s Matthieu Peres/Lucas Schurdevin in the A Draw South Stage Final at 9:30 am
In the C Doubles Draw, Salazar was paired with Our Lady of the Lake’s Michael Canales. They won 0-2, falling 6-2 to UTSA’s Garrett Skelly/Andrew Keene in the quarterfinals and 7-5 to ACU’s Benjamin McDonald/Ethan Scribner in the C Draw West Semifinals. They’ll play the C Draw South Final scheduled for 10 am against Pinho/Brewer. Salazar and Canales will face off in the Singles H Draw East Semifinals.
Seniors At Kani Williams and Lawrance played in the D Doubles Draw and dropped their quarterfinal match 6-1 to SMU’s Alex Stafford/Eli Susser. After receiving a bye in Friday’s semifinal round, Williams/Lawrance will play in the D Draw West Final at 9:30 am against ORU’s Aaron Brewer/Kevin Leuenberger.
In singles action, Devald lost his A Draw quarterfinal match 6-3, 6-3 to Alan Magadan (UTSA). He’ll face Jack Winkler in the A Draw West semifinals at 1:30 pm Krolo dropped his E Draw quarterfinal match to UTA’s Solano Caffarena 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 and will play UIW’s Rafal Bednarczuk in the West Semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Williams lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 to UTSA’s Andrew Keene and Whitehead was defeated 1-6, 6-4, 6-0 by Noah Wheen, both in the Singles G Draw quarterfinals.
Alan Magadan (UTSA) def. Borna Devald (UTRGV) 6-3, 6-3
Emilien Burnel (UTRGV) def. Tomas Quesada Perez (TAMUCC) 6-1, 6-1
Solano Caffarena (UTA) def. Carlo Krolo (UTRGV) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Andrew Keene (UTSA) def. At Kani Williams (UTRGV) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
Noah When def. Sam Whitehead (UTRGV) 1-6, 6-4, 6-0
Agustin Salazar (UTRGV) def. Eli Susser (SMU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Chris Lawrence (UTRGV) def. Kevin Leuenberger (ORU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Alan Magadan/Sebastian Rodriguez (UTSA) def. Borna Devald/Carlo Krolo (UTRGV) 6-2
Nacho Serra Sanchez/Jackson Armistead (MU) def. Borna Devald/Carlo Krolo (UTRGV) 6-3
Joao Sasso/Andoni Garmendia (UIW) def. Emilien Burnel/Sam Whitehead (UTRGV) 7-5
Garrett Skelly/Andrew Keene (UTSA) def. Agustin Salazar(UTRGV)/Michael Canales(OLLU) 6-2
Emilien Burnel/Sam Whitehead (UTRGV) def. Gustavo Pinho/Eli Brewer (ORU) 6-2
Benjamin McDonald/Ethan Scribner (ACU) def. Agustin Salazar(UTRGV)/Michael Canales(OLLU) 7-5
Alex Stafford/Eli Susser (SMU) def. At Kani Williams/Chris Lawrence (UTRGV) 6-1
Borna Devald/Carlo Krolo (UTRGV) vs. Matthieu Peres/Lucas Schurdevin (TAMUCC), 9:30 am
Emilien Burnel/Sam Whitehead (UTRGV) vs. Benjamin McDonald/Ethan Scribner (ACU), 9:30 am
Agustin Salazar(UTRGV)/Michael Canales(OLLU) vs. Gustavo Pinho/Eli Brewer (ORU), 10 am
At Kani Williams/Chris Lawrence (UTRGV) vs. Aaron Brewer/Kevin Leuenberger (ORU), 9:30 am
Borna Devald (UTRGV) vs. Jack Winkler, 1:30 p.m
Emilien Burnel (UTRGV) vs. Gustavo Pinho (ORU), 11:30 am
Carlo Krolo (UTRGV) vs. Rafal Bednarczuk (UIW), 12:30 pm
At Kani Williams (UTRGV) vs. Aaron Brewer (ORU), 2:30 p.m
Sam Whitehead (UTRGV) vs. Enzo Frequelin/Noah DeLuna, 2:30 p.m
Agustin Salazar (UTRGV) vs. Michael Canales (OLLU), 3 pm
Chris Lawrence (UTRGV) vs. Murilo Salviato/Nicolas Dominguez, 3 pm
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