San Antonio -
The Trinity University
Tigers team of sophomores Bobby Cocanougher and Cory Kowal upset the
top-seeds Saturday in the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis
Championships doubles quarterfinals.
of Southlake, Texas (Southlake); and Kowal, of Austin, Texas
(Anderson); took out Mike Burdakin and John Kauss of Gustavus
Adolphus 6-3, 6-2 at Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
The Tiger duo
is the first Trinity team to reach the NCAA semifinals since 2001,
when Sloan Rush and Ed Rahn advanced to the championship match.
and Kowal will meet Jamie Neely and Oscar Pena of Bowdoin, at
approximately 3 p.m. Central Time (1 p.m. Pacific) Sunday. The
winner advances to the championship match at 6 p.m. Central (4 p.m.
quarterfinals, Cocanougher and Kowal held their serve in every game.
The Tiger players broke the Gustavus team at two crucial points in
the match, at 5-3 in the first set and 5-2 in the second.
and Kowal, both All-Americans, won the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association regional doubles crown last fall.
Trinity is led
by Butch Newman, in his 23rd year at the Tigers helm.