The UTM men’s tennis team competed in the Louisville Invitational this past weekend in Louisville, Ky.
Six Skyhawks finished in the top eight, with one finishing in the top four.
“Our guys did better than I had expected,” said Dennis Taylor, UTM’s head tennis coach.
“They always play well in this tournament, and they did a good job again this weekend.”
Sophomore Danny Maguire finished in the top four of the B Flight. Maguire defeated Mark Muskievicz of Bradley, Tomas Gonzalez of Southern Illinois and Justin Junck of Nebraska.
Toledo’s Freddy Gomez ended Maguire’s shot at the title in the semifinals. Gomez won the flight when he defeated Nebraska’s Jose Rivera.
“Danny played like an upperclassman,” Taylor said, “he showed poise and confidence in his game.”
Adolfo Anzola finished in the top eight in the C Flight. He beat Sean Kreymborg of Illinois-Chicago and Brian Rager of Todedo before losing to Rex Cabrera of Dayton.
Gustavo Anzola, Ben Hatchwell and Will Taylor were among those who finished in the top eight.
The doubles team of Gustavo Anzola and Oltion Mollaymeri finished in the playback round quarterfinals.
“Overall it was a really good tournament for us. I saw things we have worked on in practice, and we also found some things we need to improve on, but we looked good,” Taylor said.
On Tuesday, the men’s tennis team defeated North Alabama 5-2 in a duel match, at Skyhawk Tennis Complex.
UTM’s number one player Gustavo Anzola defeated Vincent Cayouette 6-3; 6-2.
Meanwhile, Lucas Tregansin topped Bebo Dutton 4-6; 6-4; 6-3, and Daniel McGuire beat Ben Hestley 7-5; 6-4. Ben Hatchwell and Matt Wiseman also picked up wins for the Skyhawks.
In double’s action, Olti Mollaymeri teamed up with Gustavo Anzola to beat Vincent Cayouette and Bebo Dutton 8-3 while Lucas Tregansin and Daniel McGuire beat Jordon Jones and Ben Hestlen 8-3.
The team of Adolfo Anzola and Ben Hatchwell also picked up an 8-3 victory.
UTM improves to 3-0 on the season. The Skyhawks return to action Oct. 16-19 when they travel to Memphis, Tenn., to play in the Rolex Regional.