Men's Tennis

February 8, 2008

Trinity Opens 2008 Season With Win Over Midwestern State


Abilene, Texas– Trinity's men's tennis team, ranked ninth in Division III, opened the 2008 season with a 6-3 win over Division II's 32nd-ranked Midwestern State University on Friday afternoon.

Trinity (1-0) took two out of three doubles matches, then won five of six in singles.  The Tigers will take on hosting Abilene Christian, ranked 15th in D-II, tomorrow afternoon. 

James Furr and David Tran won 31 doubles matches combined last season - though not together - and added another win on Friday, taking the No. 2 slot with an 8-5 victory. 

First-years Bobby Cocanaugher and Cory Kowal, who teamed up to win the ITA Regional Doubles title last fall, also won 8-5.

Furr and Cocanaugher also won in straight sets in singles at No. 2 and No. 6, respectively.  Top singles player and All-American Oliver Gaines won 7-5, 6-4.

Also winning in singles was Varun Munjal.  Munjal, who tied Tran for the team lead in singles victories last season, clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-2 win at the No. 4 position.

Trinity will open its home schedule on February 15th against St. Edward's University at 3:00 p.m.  The following weekend, the Tigers travel to Gustavus Adolphus College for the ITA Indoor National Championships.


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