Oct. 20, 2011
The Air Force men's tennis team completed the second day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional Championships Thursday in Las Vegas, Nev. Junior Lance Wilhelm won his second-round match before falling in the third round to Mitch McDaniels of New Mexico, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Sophomore Alex Grubbs lost his second-round match to Rene Ruegamer of UNLV, 6-1, 6-2, but then won his first match in the consolation round, 7-6, 6-1 over Luke Manley of Denver. In addition, freshmen Landon Kinsey and Joey Brandt each won his second round consolation match.
In doubles action, junior Stephen Katrein and Vinni Lodolo dropped their second-round match, losing 8-1 to George Batrakov and Patrick Kawka of BYU, then fell in the consolation round, 8-4, to Carlos Bermudez and Mario Urquidi of Arizona. AFA's other two doubles teams also lost in the consolation round on Thursday.
For updates throughout the tournament, click on the Tournament Website.
Third Round Singles
Mitch McDaniels (UNM) def. Lance Wilhelm (AF), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Second Round Doubles
George Batrakov / Patrick Kawka (BYU) def. Stephen Katrein / Vinni Lodolo (AF), 8-1
Second Round Consolation Doubles
Luis Ramirez / Matej Stakne (NMSU) def. Lance Wilhelm / Grant Taylor (AF), 8-6
Moez Charqui / Victor Ouvrard (NEV) def. Alex Grubbs / Landon Kinsey (AF), 8-4
Carlos Bermudez / Mario Urquidi (ARIZ) def. Stephen Katrein / Vinni Lodolo (AF), 8-4