Men's Tennis

April 4, 2009

Trinity Beats UT-Tyler for Fourth Straight Win


San Antonio – An energized crowd watched the Trinity University Tigers men’s tennis team, ranked No. 15 in the NCAA Division III, beat the No. 12 UT-Tyler Patriots 8-1 Saturday at Varsity Tennis Stadium.

Trinity, previously ranked third in the West Region, won its fourth consecutive match and now stands at 9-7. UT-Tyler held a ranking of No. 6 in the region.

The Tigers swept all three doubles matches. Sophomores Bobby Cocanougher and Cory Kowal, ranked No. 3 in the region, edged fifth-ranked David Ashlock and Dustin Phillips 9-7 at No. 1 doubles. Senior Crisanto Ramirez and sophomore Andrew Hoing teamed up to beat Jordan Repsher and Robert Sajovich 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. The third doubles position went to first-year player Max Frey and sophomore Don Murray, who were 8-3 winners over Caleb Bulls and Andrew Reznik.

UT-Tyler won its point in the match at No. 1 singles, as Phillips, ranked No. 6 in the West Region, beat the second-ranked Frey 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

The clincher for the Tigers came at No. 4 singles, as Hoing beat Bulls 6-3, 7-5. Trinity took a 5-0 lead at this point in the match.

Cocanougher, ranked 14th, defeated No. 10 Sajovich 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 2 singles. The third singles match went to the Tigers, with junior John Runge beating the 23rd-ranked Ashlock 6-4, 6-4. Ramirez had a quick No. 6 singles match, with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Dallas Darnell. Kowal played the last match on the court and beat Shaun Maddox 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.

The Tigers travel to Abilene, Texas, on Friday, April 10, to take on Hardin-Simmons University (No. 13 in the region) at 10 a.m.


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