Cameron University Athletics
Krista Pylant – Sports Information Assistant
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The Aggie men’s tennis program won two doubles flights and had two players reach the singles flight finals to highlight the team’s showing at the Midwestern State Invitational.
In flight-four, the pairing of Dennis Merdan and Bruno Babic swept their opponents 8-0 on Friday afternoon and later won again 8-5. On Saturday, the pair opened with a tight 8-7 win to advance to the finals to face Tyler Junior College where the CU duo would take the flight with an 8-4 victory. CU’s other duo consisting of Joao Fazendeiro and Daniel Ferl picked an easy 8-1 win to start play on Friday. They got a bye and then won 8-1 over Midwestern State a day later to advance to the finals. The Aggie pair won 8-7 after facing St. Edward’s in a tightly contested match.
Both Fazendeiro and Babic reached their flight’s singles final but would fall after winning three matches. Fazendeiro lost 6-4, 6-2 to Midwestern State and Babic fell to Northwest Missouri State 6-4, 2-6 (10-8).
Andres Velasco in flight-nine won twice on Friday, taking his first match in straight sets. Later he would rally back to win 2-6, 6-2 (10-7). However, Velasco would drop his first match on Saturday by retirement 6-0,4-0. Mateo Velasco in flight-four won his first match on Friday 3-6, 6-4(10-8) but fell out in the afternoon by retirement 7-6, 1-0.
In flight-eight, Ferl split his matches on Friday by winning his first 6-1, 6-2 over Northwest Missouri State and would best Southwestern Oklahoma 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to go 2-1 for the weekend.
The Cameron men will continue individual play with the ITA Regionals on Sept. 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas.