Tennis Opens Season in North Carolina
The Razorback men’s tennis team opened its season this weekend at the North Carolina-Wilmington Landfall Tournament.
Freshman Santiago Munoz advanced the furthest for the Razorbacks, making it to the consolation final Sunday morning.
He lost his first match to Old Dominion’s Zvonimir Podvinski before defeating East Carolina’s Mario Martinez, an Arkansas native, 7-6 (4) and 6-1. Munoz went on to defeat Old Dominion’s Tim Schweig 6-0, 6-4 in his next match.
“I am very impressed with Santiago’s performance in his Razorback debut,” said head coach Robert Cox. “We are always happy to see a true freshman secure some wins.”
Austin Robles was also playing for the Razorbacks for the first time this weekend. He split his first two matches, defeating East Carolina’s Patreik Wolterbeek before losing to UNC-Wilmington’s Zach Hublitz.
“It’s great for Austin to get off to such a great start in his Razorback career,” Cox said. “I am thrilled to see Austin win his first doubles and singles match as a Hog. We are excited about his next quality match.”
Christian Lee, a redshirt freshman, also got to play, competing in the highest singles flight.
“Christian is quickly learning what it takes to play at this level,” Cox said. “I know he is soaking it in and will finish the tournament strong.
“It’s good to start the fall season by getting these three freshmen to play in a very competitive tournament,” Cox added.