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SCCC’s Rousset Wins ITA Regionals

Joe Denoyer - October 2, 2017 10:15 am

The Saints tennis program spent the weekend in Oklahoma City playing in the ITA Regionals.  The weekend ended with Nicolas Rousset winning the first ITA Regionals singles title for the Saints.

Rousset and Duro Opacic both made it to the finals match, guaranteeing a first-place finish for a Saints player.  Roussett came out on top, winning 6-4, 6-4.  He arrived at the championship match by defeating two Cowley opponents, Walitzky Gaston 6-2, 6-2 in the round of 16 and Suiama Bruno 6-0, 6-1 in the quarter finals.  Finally, he beat Kevin Major of Seminole State 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Opacic had a similar route, defeating a Cowley opponent in the quarter-finals 6-1, 6-1 after defeating teammate Hugo Lobo 6-3, 6-0 in the round of 16.

Rousset also looked to give the Saints a second straight doubles Regional title, but fell just short.  Rousset and his partner Tim Lamare reached the final match, but fell to Dos Santos and Major from Seminole State. The tandem had to fight their way past teammates Ben Finet and Opacic in order to reach the title match, defeating them 6-2, 5-7, 12-10.

The Saints will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma this Friday (Oct. 6) to participate in the two-day ORU Invitational.

Ian Applegate

Seminole State Gets Best of Lady Saints

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Lady Saints tennis team participated in the ITA Regionals this past weekend in Oklahoma City. Three Lady Saints made it to the championship match, but fell just short of bringing home the title.

In doubles plays, Steffany Bermudez and Patricia Panta came up shy of the title, losing to Gonzalez and Mujawimana of Seminole State. Alena Macharova and Maria Aveiga lost to the same Seminole State tandem in the semi-finals, 6-3, 6-2. To make it to the championship match, Bermudez and Panta defeated Compos and Ortega of Iowa Central, 6-4, 7-5.

In singles play, Aveiga made it to the championship match, but ultimately fell to Gonzalez of Seminole State, 6-4, 7-5. To make it to the title match, Aveiga took down Mujawimana of Seminole State in the semi-finals, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. One other Lady Saint, Patricia Panta, made it to the semi-finals, but like her teammate, fell to Gonzalez, 6-0, 6-1.

The Lady Saints will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the ORU Invitational this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 6-7).

Ian Applegate

 

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