WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2011
Dolphins find success at Cougar Challenge
The Jacksonville University men’s tennis team completed their fall season at the Cougar Challenge tournament this past weekend. The four team tournament included participants from JU, Wofford, Presbyterian, and the host school, College of Charleston. The Dolphins played well and were able to win two out of the six singles flights.
Freshman Eduardo Martinez was able to win the fifth flight by defeating someone from each of the three other schools without dropping a set. He was able to win his first two matches relatively easily prevailing 6-1, 6-1, and 6-1, 6-3. Martinez’ third match saw him defeat Wofford’s Rob Galloway with a score of 6-2, 7-5.
Fellow freshman Eimon Heywood triumphed in the sixth flight. He had a little tougher go than Martinez as two of his matches went to three sets. Heywood was victorious in two out his three single matches on the weekend to finish as the flight winner.
The success the Dolphins had with their singles matches carried over into doubles competition. Heywood teamed up with senior Matt Hensen to win two out of their three matches 8-5, and 8-4. Martinez was paired with junior Jose Fantova and the duo was also able to win two out of their their matches.
“This was a good tournament for us to end the fall semester on a good note,” Dolphins head coach Justin Miles said. “As a team we have gotten better mentally, physically, and tactically. We will look to keep everybody sharp and have everybody ready for the start of the spring season. “
The Dolphins return to action on January 28th when they travel to Orlando to take on the UCF Knights.