ATHENS, Ga. – Two University of Arkansas doubles teams advanced to the Division II semifinals after netting wins at the second day of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Georgia.
The Razorbacks got off to a good start in the second day of competition. First, freshman Branch Terrell and junior Santiago Munoz teamed up to defeat Florida State’s Parker Evertsen and Jose Gracia 8-4. Next, the Arkansas pair of junior transfer William Albanese and freshman David Herrerias bettered Michael Chen and Steven Patrick (Winthrop) 8-7(2).
With these wins, both Razorback doubles teams have advanced to the Division II semifinals.
Also claiming an Arkansas win was junior Juan Marino. After a first round bye in day one of competition, Marino took Tennessee Tech’s Eduardo Mena to three sets. The Razorback ultimately won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Terrell and Albanese battled through three sets in singles competition as well. After winning his first set 6-4, Terrell fell to Austin Jones (Navy) 6-3, 6-3 in the last two sets. Albanese forced Georgia Gwinnett College’s Conner Clements to a set three tie breaker, but in the end lost 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Due to rain, all other matches scheduled for day two of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships were postponed until Sunday.
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Southern Intercollegiate Championships- Day 2
Sept. 13, 2014
Magill Tennis Center- Athens, Ga.
Juan Marino (Ark.) def. Eduardo Mena (Tenn. Tech) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Austin Jones (Navy) def. Branch Terrell (Ark.) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Lachlan McPhee (Ga. Gwinnett) def. David Herrerias (Ark.) 6-3, 6-0
Connor Clements (Ga. Gwinnett) def. William Albanese (Ark.) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Munoz (Ark.) def. Evertsen/Gracia (FSU) 8-4
Albanese/Herrerias (Ark.) def. Chen/Patrick (Winthrop) 8-7(2)
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