| Abilene, Texas –
Trinity's men's tennis team swept the singles and doubles competition at
the ITA Southwest Regional Championships this past weekend.
Trinity took 11 singles players and five doubles
teams to the competition, earning at least two semifinalists in both
Nine of the 11 Tiger singles players were placed
in the "A" draw, which was the main draw of the tournament, and included
64 players. The remaining two were in the "B" draw, and both -
Andrew Hoing and Jeremy Gold - advanced to the finals of that draw.
Hoing defeated Gold to win that competition.
Of the nine in the main singles action, seven made
it to the quarterfinals, forcing teammates to start facing - and
eliminating - each other. Sophomore Varun Munjal and senior Oliver
Gaines both made it to the semifinals, but Munjal had to default the
semifinal match to his teammate. Gaines went on to win the singles
championship over a player from UT-Tyler to advance to the national
In doubles action, four of Trinity's five teams
won in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals, and three of
those were in the semifinals. Bobby Cocanougher and Cory Kowal -
both first-year players - won the tournament in a very exciting match
against a team from hosting Hardin-Simmons University. The Tiger
duo won in a tiebreak to move to the championships in Mobile, Alabama.
The ITA National Small College Championships will
be held from October 10-14 in Mobile, and will feature three Tiger
athletes. Gaines, Cocanougher, and Kowal will all be in the
competition next Wednesday, and all three have earned All-America honors
for the season by winning the regional titles.