Tennis had good showings in two parts of the country this week – as it dominated its home tournament and sent two players to the quarterfinals in Malibu.
The annual Wal-Mart Open, held here at ACU, featured ACU, McMurry, Hardin Simmons and TCU. Men’s tennis won all five sections in singles and doubles, losing only one game against another school and picking up 35 victories along the way.
Senior Paul Domanski and sophomore Niko Moceanu picked up the win in flight 1 doubles and junior Cole Lawson and senior Brad Gleason won flight 2 doubles. Moceanu and also earned singles titles over the weekend as well.
On the singles side ACU won all three flights with Moceanu winning flight one, Domanski winning flight 2 and freshman Joaquin Delgado picked up the first open win of his collegiate career in flight 3. In fact, all three flights pitted ACU against ACU. The men will next travel to Albuquerque on Saturday to face competition at the University of New Mexico. It will be the teams first head-to-competition of the season.
The Wildcats also had two players competing in California last week and over the weekend at ITA Oracle Masters. Junior Josh Sheehy and senior Lucile Pothier both made it to the quarterfinals before they were eliminated. Sheehy fell to UC Santa Barbara’s Simon Freund, 6-3, 6-3 and Pothier lost to Denver’s Julia O’Loughlin for the second-straight year.