WACO — Yannick Junger advanced to the semifinal round of the singles gold draw consolation bracket to lead the UTSA men's tennis team at this weekend's H-E-B Baylor Intercollegiate.
Junger fought back from an opening-round 6-1, 6-4 setback at the hands of Idaho's Jose Bendeck to post a pair of victories in the consolation side. The junior from Stuttgart, Germany, toppled Sam Grey of Oklahoma, 6-0, 6-3, and then downed UT Arlington's Daniel Echeverry by a 6-2, 6-2 count before falling to Damian Farinola of Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-1, 6-4, in the semifinals.
Tomas Stillman took care of Marek Pesicka of UT Arlington in the first round of the same consolation bracket but was ousted by Daniel Armengol of UT Arlington, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8, in the quarterfinal round.
In the singles green draw, Joel Rubio downed Austin Robles of UT Arlington, 6-0, 0-6, 6-4, before falling to Yates Johnson of Louisiana-Lafayette, 7-6 (2), 7-5, in the quarterfinals. Kolby Kilgo was sent to the consolation side after an opening round loss to Idaho's Cristobal Ramos, and he scored a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Juan Pablo Farah of UT Arlington before being eliminated by Jose Miguel de Sario of Laredo Community College, 6-2, 6-1.
H-E-B Baylor Intercollegiate
Hurd Tennis Center (Waco, Texas)
Friday, Sept. 20 — Sunday, Sept. 22
Singles (Gold Draw)
Edgar Lopez (ULL) def. Diogo Casa (UTSA) 6-3, 6-4
Mate Zsiga (BU) def. Tomas Stillman (UTSA) 6-2, 6-2
Jose Bendeck (Idaho) def. Yannick Junger (UTSA) 6-1, 6-4
Blake Bazarnik (Illinois) def. Casa (UTSA) 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
Stillman (UTSA) def. Marek Pesicka (UTA) 6-2, 6-1
Junger (UTSA) def. Sam Grey (OU) 6-0, 6-3
Daniel Armengol (UTA) def. Stillman (UTSA) 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8
Junger (UTSA) def. Daniel Echeverry (UTA) 6-3, 6-2
Damian Farinola (ULL) def. Junger (UTSA) 6-1, 6-4
Singles (Green Draw)
Joel Rubio (UTSA) def. Austin Robles (UTA) 6-0, 0-6, 6-4
Cristobal Ramos (Idaho) def. Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) 6-0, 6-0
Yates Johnson (ULL) def. Rubio (UTSA) 7-6 (2), 7-5
Kilgo (UTSA) def. Juan Pablo Farah (UTA) 6-0, 6-0
Jose Miguel de Sario (LCC) def. Kilgo (UTSA) 6-2, 6-1
Damian Farinola/Edgar Lopez (ULL) def. Yannick Junger/Tomas Stillman (UTSA) 8-7 (6)
Francesco Migliano/Stefan Williams (UTA) def. Blake Bazarnik (Illinois)/Kolby Kilgo (UTSA) 8-6
Diogo Casa/Joel Rubio (UTSA) bye
Carlos Arbiza/Marek Pesicka (UTA) def. Casa/Rubio (UTSA) 8-6
CORPUS CHRISTI — The UTSA doubles team of Boburjon Kamiljanov and Harley Pearson reached the doubles final to highlight action for the Roadrunners at this weekend's Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open.
Kamiljanov and Pearson scored a pair of victories in the doubles bracket to reach the championship match. Following a first-round bye, the duo edged Ricardo Mayagoitia and Pietro Jordao of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8-6, in the second round. They then dispatched the Islanders tandem of Matt Westmoreland and Mitchell Cook, 8-2, before falling by an 8-4 count to Kevin Bettendroffer and Guillaume Rauseo of the host school in the final.
Pearson also enjoyed success in the singles consolation bracket. After falling to Paul Cook of A&M-Corpus Christi by a score of 6-2, 6-2 in the first round, he ousted Joseph Bishop of Texas-Pan American (6-1, 7-5) and Chetan Panditi of UTPA (6-3, 6-1) before being eliminated by UTPA's Sebastien Job in the semifinal round, 7-5, 2-6 (9).
The Roadrunners will continue their fall season at the ITA All-American Championships from Sept. 28-Oct. 6 in Tulsa, Okla.
Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open
H-E-B Tennis Center (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Friday, Sept. 20 — Sunday, Sept. 22
Paul Cook (AMCC) def. Harley Pearson (UTSA) 6-2, 6-2
Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Matt Mussenden (UTSA) 6-1, 7-5
Pietro Jordao (AMCC) def. Fabian Brand (UTSA) 6-2, 6-0
Ricardo Hopker (UTPA) def. Boburjon Kamiljanov (UTSA) 6-2, 6-4
Consolation First Round
Pearson (UTSA) def. Joseph Bishop (UTPA) 6-1, 7-5
Sebastian Job (UTPA) def. Mussenden (UTSA) 6-3, 6-2
Leonard Ivic (UIW) def. Brand (UTSA) 6-3, 6-2
Kamiljanov (UTSA) bye
Pearson (UTSA) def. Chetan Panditi (UTPA) 6-3, 6-1
Javier Pujol (AMCC) def. Kamiljanov (UTSA) 6-0, 6-3
Job (UTPA) def. Pearson (UTSA) 7-5, 2-6 (9)
Kevin Bettendroffer/Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Fabian Brand/Matt Mussenden (UTSA) 8-3
Harley Pearson/Boburjon Kamiljanov (UTSA) bye
Pearson/Kamiljanov (UTSA) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia/Pietro Jordao (AMCC) 8-6
Pearson/Kamiljanov (UTSA) def. Matt Westmoreland/Mitchell Cook (AMCC) 8-2
Bettendroffer/Rauseo (AMCC) def. Pearson/Kamiljanov (UTSA) 8-4