Oct. 6, 2012
Alex Lineberry advanced to the finals of the "white" singles flight Saturday at the UNM Balloon Fiesta Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Lineberry blanked Frederick Bjorne of Denver, 6-0, 6-0 and will meet Yannick Blank of New Mexico State in the flight finals on Sunday.
In other singles action Saturday, juniors Alex Grubbs and Steven Young each won his consolation match in the top "Cherry" flight. Grubbs downed Luke Manley of Denver, 6-3, 6-1, while Young beat Shaun Waters of Northern Arizona, 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Jack McCullers also posted a straight-set win, defeating DU's Alex Clinkenbeard, 6-2, 6-3, in the consolation side of the "Silver" flight, as did junior Andy Jackson, who posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Strahinja Trecakov of New Mexico State in the "Turquoise" flight.
In doubles, Grubbs and Jackson recorded an impressive 8-3 win over Samir Iftikar and Mags Hegelund of the host Lobos for AFA's lone doubles win on Saturday.
The tournament concludes on Sunday with all the flight finals.