Oct. 5, 2012
Day One Results
The Air Force men's tennis team opened play at the 2012 UNM Balloon Fiesta Invitational Friday in Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Stephen Katrein
and junior Alex Lineberry
posted the only wins for Air Force on Friday, each winning his first-round match in the "White" singles flight.
Katrein rallied for an exciting 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory over Guillherme Caravaho of New Mexico State, while Lineberry posted a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Simon Hegelund of the host Lobos. Both Katrein and Lineberry will play in the semifinals of the flight on Saturday.
In doubles, the Falcons went 0-4 with the duo of juniors Alex Grubbs and Andy Jackson extending Daniel Fernandez and Naveen Manivannan of New Mexico State to a tiebreak before falling 9-8.
Air Force's top singles player, senior Lance Wilhelm, as well as sophomore Grant Taylor are not at the tournament after competing at the ITA All-American Championships this past week.