Thomason Collects Two Wins
The Razorbacks’ men’s tennis team competed in the Louisville Fall Invitational over the weekend, taking home two overall wins.
The weekend started very promisingly with the Hogs going 8-1 on the first day of play.
“We had a great day at the Louisville Invitational and I couldn’t be more pleased,” head coach Robert Cox said.
All four Razorbacks in action won their first matches of the day Friday. Freshman Santiago Munoz who was playing in only his second college tournament defeated Kentucky’s Michael Binder and Youngstown State’s Rodrigo Campos before the day was over.
Sophomore Victor Hoang also accounted for two victories for Arkansas at the expense of Victor Theorin of Youngstown State and Eze Gils of Tennessee Tech.
Junior Pete Thomason had a bye in the first round of play and defeated Murray State’s Dylan Gerlach later in the day.
Junior Mike Nott defeated Eastern Kentucky’s Joao Maio before accounting for the only loss on the day for the Hogs at the hands of Kentucky’s Maks Gold.
Both doubles teams also won on day one with Nott and Hoang defeating a pair from Morehead State and Munoz and Thomason defeating West Alabama.
“One thing that I feel helped us win those matches was our conditioning,” coach Cox said. “To be able to play two singles and a doubles match in one day really shows how much our conditioning has paid off.”
Saturday was also a successful day for the Razorbacks.
Thomason defeated Morehead State’s Hugo Almonte to advance to the finals of Flight C. In the finals, Thomason beat Honorio Fernandez of West Alabama to win overall.
Nott also collected another win for the Hogs with a victory over Youngstown State’s Silviu Mistreanu.
In doubles, Munoz and Thomason defeated a pair from Youngstown State to advance to the semifinals of flight B. They went on to beat a pair from Morehead State to win the finals.
“We had a solid day today,” assistant coach Eduardo Rincon said of the second day of play. “We started very well, but didn’t finish as strong as we would have hoped. But overall we played some quality tennis.”