Van Lier Again Paces Bears At Lobo Balloon Fiesta
The Northern Colorado men's tennis team wrapped up competition at the Lobo Balloon Fiesta Classic Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Sophomore Calix Van Lier again paced the squad, advancing to the quarterfinals of the ‘A' singles where he fell to fourth-seeded Jadon Phillips from New Mexico. In the back draw, Van Lier upset top seeded Andrew Reiff from conference rival Northern Arizona in straight sets (6-3, 6-1), posting a 3-2 record for the weekend.
In doubles action, Van Lier partnered with freshman Travis Day and advanced to the semifinals, defeating the top-seeded Rob Pezzutto and Reiff from Northern Arizona 8-3 in the quarterfinals for a 3-1 mark on the weekend.
In ‘B' singles, freshman Ryan Lane went 2-3 including a victory over teammate Day. Freshman Robbie Edwards went 1-2, while freshman Conor Buchanan posted a record of 1-3. Sophomore Andre Lepine and Day both posted 0-3 marks in singles action.
Edwards and Lane paired in doubles action, going 0-3, as did Buchanan and Lepine.
Next on the schedule for the Bears is the ITA Regionals in Las Vegas scheduled for Oct. 21-25.
Men's A Singles
R32: Calix Van Lier d. Juan Pesce (GCC), 6-4, 6-2
R16: Van Lier d. Rob Pezzutto (NAU), 6-2, 6-2
QF: (4) Jadon Phillips (UNM) d. Van Lier, 6-1, 6-2
S-NE: Van Lier d. (1) Andrew Reiff (NAU), 6-3, 6-1
F-NE: Phil Anderson (UNM) d. Van Lier, Default
Men's B Singles
R32: Devin Stroman (WNMU) d. Andre Lepine, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0
Q-W: Charles Norman (GCC) d. Lepine, 6-0, 6-1
S-SW: Francisco Pereira (WNMU) d. Lepine, 6-0, 6-1
R32: Kevin Taylor (NAU) d. Travis Day, 6-2, 6-2
1-W: Charles Norman (GCC) d. Day, 6-1, 6-2
S-S: Lane d. Day, 6-3, 6-4
R32: Sam Barnes (AFA) d. Ryan Lane, 7-6, 6-0
1-W: Francisco Pereira (WNMU) d. Lane, 6-4, 6-3
Q-S: Lane d. Joe Garcia (GCC), 6-0, 6-3
S-S: Lane d. Day, 6-3, 6-4
F-S: Alejandro Moncado (NMSU) d. Lane, Default
R32: Robbie Edwards d. Luke Salazar (NMSU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
R16: Stephen Katrein (AFA) d. Edwards, 6-1, 6-4
S-N: Sam Barnes (AFA) d. Edwards, 6-3, 1-0(default)
R32: Vinni Lodolo (AFA) d. Conor Buchanan, 7-5, 6-1
1-W: Buchanan d. Nico Shell (GCC), 6-0, 6-3
Q-W: Ben Lantz (NAU) d. Buchanan, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
S-SW: Francisco Damasio (WNMU) d. Buchanan, 6-3, 1-0 Ret. (Injury)
R32: Flodberg/Shimmelbauer (NAU) d. Edwards/Lane, 8-1
Q-W: Stakne/Tommasi (NMSU) d. Edwards/Lane, 8-4
F-SW: Lantz/Taylor (NAU) d. Edwards/Lane, 8-0
R32: Dunbar/Phillips (UNM) d. Buchanan/Lepine, 8-2
1-W: Lynch/Van Speybroek (WNMU) d. Buchanan/Lepine, 9-7
S-S: Pereira/Stroman (WNMU) d. Buchanan/Lepine, 8-4
R32: Day/Van Lier d. Lantz/Taylor (NAU), 8-3
R16: Day/Van Lier d. Beaussart/Tomlin (AFA), 8-2
QF: Day/Van Lier d. (1) Pezzutto/Reiff (NAU), 8-3
SF: Dunbar/Phillips (UNM) d. Day/Van Lier, 8-2