Oct. 26, 2013
AUSTIN – Michael Feucht continued his strong play in his first fall with the Lamar men’s tennis team, picking up a pair of singles victories and a doubles win as the Cardinals wound down the penultimate day of the Texas Invitational at the Penick-Allison Tennis Complex.
Feucht, a native of Germany, did most of his damage on Friday, picking up both of his singles wins to advance to the round of 16 in the top flight. After handing Tyler Junior College’s James Martell a 6-2, 6-2 loss in the opening round, the freshman beat Trey Daniel of TCU 6-4, 6-4. Unfortunately for LU, he fell on Saturday in tight 6-7, 6-4, 3-6 fashion to Notre Dame’s Ryan Brady.
In doubles, the German teamed with Jeandre Hoogenboezem to beat the tandem of UTSA’s Fabian Brand and Kolby Kilgo 8-5. The duo lost 8-6 in the ensuing round to Doug Barnard and Michael Fredricka of UND.
Hoogenboezem has also been successful in singles, beating Lucas Fumagalli of Air Force 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the B Flight’s round of 32. Mikko Rajamaki joined him in the second round with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Laredo Community College’s Eman Esfandi.
However, both would fall in the next round, with Rajamaki losing to UT’s No. 93 Sudanwa Sitaram 6-1, 6-0 and Hoogenboezem falling 6-3, 7-5 to UT Arlington’s Daniel Echeverry.
Juuso Laitinen has gone 0-2 for the tournament so far, losing 7-6, 2-6, 4-6 to Mate Cutura of TJC and 6-7, 2-6 to UTA’s Daniel Armengol. The Finland native also linked up with fellow countryman Rajamaki in doubles, falling 8-2 to the UT team of George Goldhoff and Jacoby Lewis.