September 28, 2009

DelaFuente Wins Regional Men's Tennis Title


Richardson, Texas – Trinity University first-year player Erick DelaFuente won the singles title Monday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southwest Region Division III Men’s Tennis Championships at the University of Texas-Dallas. 

DelaFuente captured a default victory over Tiger sophomore teammate Max Frey, the defending champion.  He will represent Trinity at the ITA National Small College Championships October 15-18 at Mobile, Alabama.

The two-time defending champion Trinity doubles team of juniors Bobby Cocanougher and Cory Kowal lost in the finals. Brad Fenter and Nick Krienes of UT-Tyler beat the Tiger duo 4-6, 6-4, 11-9, with a tiebreak being played instead of a third set.

On Sunday, the Tigers had three of four entries advance to Monday’s finals.  Frey beat Cocanougher and DelaFuente defeated Kowal in singles, while Cocanougher and Kowal beat David Ashlock and Andrew Reznik of UT-Tyler in the doubles semifinals. Frey and DelaFuente lost by default to Fenter and Krienes.

Russell McMindes, the Tigers’ first-year head coach, was thrilled over his players’ performances over the weekend.  “It was a strong tournament for the Tigers,” Coach McMindes said. “We had a lot of upside this weekend. I’m looking forward to the spring season. We’ll be tough to beat.”


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