Men's Tennis

March 26, 2008

Newman Wins 300th Match in Tiger Victory


San Antonio - The Tiger men's tennis team took a 9-0 win over SCAC foe Birmingham-Southern College on Wednesday afternoon.

Trinity (10-3) is ranked eighth in Division III, according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association's national poll.

The win is a milestone for Tiger head coach Butch Newman.  Newman, a member of Trinity's Athletic Hall of Fame, reached 300 career wins as the men's head coach with the victory.  Newman's career record for the men's tennis program is now 300-206, which is a winning percentage of .592 in his career. 

Oliver Gaines teamed with Ryan DeSantis for a win at No. 1 doubles, then also won 6-4, 6-0 at the top singles spot.  James Furr also won at both No. 2 singles and doubles, teaming with David Tran in doubles.  Tran earned a hard-fought comeback win at No. 3 singles (3-6, 6-3, 11-9).

Varun Munjal and Crisanto Ramirez earned wins at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively, while Bobby Cocanaugher won at the fifth singles spot.  Cocanaugher and Cory Kowal also teamed up for the third Tiger win in doubles.

The Tiger men will host three teams ranked in the top 10 over the next three days, facing off next against ninth-ranked Williams College tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.


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