UNM Dominates Singles Field in Denver, Colo.

Sept. 21, 2012

DENVER, COLO. -After the first day of the tournament draws to a close, the Lobos put up a tight match through doubles, and completely blew away their opponents in singles. The tournament is scheduled to be a round-robin style where one team will play each other in doubles, but will play another in singles.

For doubles, UNM faced the University of Nebraska falling in all four matches.

Jadon Phillips and Conor Berg, who together are ranked #58 in the country, faced the #21 doubles team in the nation Stenger/Sock falling in a tight set of 9-7.

Samir Iftikhar and Mads Hegelund were paired up against Videtich/Elsass falling to them also in a tight set of 9-7.

Mitch McDaniels and Riaan Du Toit faced Hermann/Florczyk only to fall behind by two games forcing a Nebraska win 8-6. This was Riann Du Toit first ever career match.

James Hignett and Simon Hegelund also fell 8-6 to Blackwell/Zitsch.

Singles was an entirely different story as the Lobos swept U.S. Air Force Academy winning 7 out of 8 matches. There was even an extra match with a Lobo defeating a Husker 8-4 in singles.

Samir Iftikhar faced Wilhelm to defeat him in solid two sets of 6-4, 6-3.

Conor Berg defeated Grubbs without dropping a single game to win the match 6-0, 6-0.

Jadon Phillips ranked #117 in the nation in singles, dropped only three games to win the match 6-3, 6-0 against Young.

Mads Hegelund faced Taylor to win the match with a score of 6-4, 6-2.

Riaan Du Toit won his first collegiate singles match against McCullers with a score of 6-4, 6-2.

Mitch McDaniels, who last weekend won the Midland Collegiate Invitational back draw in singles, defeated Katrien with a close finishing set of 6-2, 7-5.

James Hignett managed to pull out the `W' against Parks after a difficult second set. UNM won the match in three sets with a score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.

Simon Hegelund fell in close three sets to Jackson with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-1.

Evan Corona-Saunders also was able to get some action in singles to defeat Gagan Jain 8-4.

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