Sept. 24, 2007
WACO, Texas -
The Lamar University men's tennis team returned to action over the weekend, taking on a strong field at the HEB Baylor Men's Invitational in Waco, Texas.
Competing in the men's A draw, junior Maciej Bogusz won his opening match 6-1, 6-3 over Nenad Maric of UTSA. In his second round match Bogusz was defeated by Dominik Muller of Baylor 6-0, 6-1.
In a three set battle, Emmanuel Olivier won his opening round match over Daniel Bello of UT-Arlington 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the B draw. Olivier was ousted from the tournament when he was defeated by Jose Munoz of San Diego 6-3 6-1.
In the men's B draw consolation bracket Andres Medina earned a victory over Andrew Meister of Cal Baptist 6-3, 6-3, before being knocked out by Jack Seider of TCU 7-6, 6-4. In his opening match of the tournament Medina was defeated by Kayvon Karimi of Texas A&M 6-1, 6-4
Nils Idwal dropped a pair of singles matches on the weekend, falling 6-2, 6-1 to Caleb Bulls of TCU in his opening round match and the being knocked out of the consolation bracket in the third round by eventual consolation winner Piotr Olechowski of Louisiana Lafayette 6-3, 6-3.
In doubles play Idwal and Bogusz teamed up to take on Francisco Segura and Diego Troiano of Laredo, falling 8-4 in the round of 16. Also in the round of 16 Medina and Olivier paired up to play Gonzalo Bienzobas and Hugo Taracido of UTA, falling 8-6.
"Maciej Bogusz had a great tournament," head coach Greg Davis said. "I think the Baylor Invite is one of the strongest tournaments in the country and three out of the four participants won singles matches for us over the weekend. The main thing we are working on is competing and coming to play every match, once we overcome that hurdle we will really improve individually as well as a team."
The Cardinal men will be back in action again on October 20, when they take part in the ITA Regional tournament in Austin, Texas.