Oct. 17, 2013
The Air Force men’s tennis team was eliminated from the main draws at the ITA Mountain Region Championships Thursday in Las Vegas, Nev. Seniors Alex Grubbs and Steven Young lost in the singles round of 32 while three doubles teams fell in the second round.
Grubbs and Young each lost to a top-five seeded player 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday. Grubbs fell to fourth-seeded Sam Iftikhar of New Mexico, while Young lost to fifth-seeded Victor Ouvrard of Nevada.
In the doubles main draw, junior Grant Taylor and sophomore Jack McCullers lost a tough 8-7 decision to Matt Sweet and Andrew Whiting of Utah State. Young and freshman Lucas Fumagalli lost to the seventh-seeded team of Brendan McClain and Garrett Patton, 8-4, while Grubbs and sophomore Andrew Parks were beaten by Mads Hegelund and Andy Van Der Vyver of New Mexico, 8-1. All three teams will continue in the consolation round on Friday.
Six Falcons played in the singles consolation bracket on Thursday. Fumagalli advanced to the third round after defeating teammate Ali Rizvi, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Taylor, McCullers and Parks all lost in the second round while freshman Dillon Launius fell in the first round.
For updated brackets, please visit the 2013 ITA Mountain Region Championships Website.
2013 ITA Mountain Region Championships
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Air Force Results
Singles – Consolation Second Round
Lucas Fumagalli (AF) def. Ali Rizvi (AF), 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Grant Taylor (AF), 7-6, 5-7, 6-3
James Hignett (UNM) def. Jack McCullers (AF), 6-4, 6-4
Jakub Gewert (WSU) def. Andrew Parks (AF), 6-1, 6-0
Doubles – Second Round
(7) Brendan McClain / Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Fumagalli / Young (AF), 8-4
Mads Hegelund / Andy Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Grubbs / Parks (AF), 8-1
Matt Sweet / Whiting (USU) def. McCullers / Taylor (AF), 8-7(4)
Doubles – Consolation First Round
Tamas Batyi / Sublette (UNLV) def. Launius / Rizvi, 8-7(3)