@patriotstennis sweeps UMHB to advance to semifinals

Thursday, April 28, 2016
by Wes Bloomquist || wbloomquist@uttyler.edu

RICHARDSON – The UT Tyler Patriots advanced to the American Southwest Conference Men’s Tennis Championship semifinals with a 5-0 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Thursday in the quarterfinals at the UTD Tennis Center.

The Patriots (15-9) will play Hardin-Simmons at 9:30 a.m. with the winner advancing to Saturday’s championship match.

UT Tyler jumped out to a 3-0 lead by sweeping doubles over the Cru. Arthur Fagundes and Frankie Fischer took a hard-fought 9-8 (7-2) first doubles win over Scott Wilding and Brendan Thompson. Fagundes and Fischer are now 10-5 as a doubles team this season. The Patriots first win of the day came with an 8-1 third doubles win by Pablo Gomez and Joey Fischer who ran through their match against Bright Ihezue and Jake Boles just before Daniel Budd and Jose McIntyre secured an 8-1 second doubles win of their own for the Patriots. McIntyre and Budd improved to 14-3 and Gomez and Fischer are now 15-4 in doubles play.

With a 3-0 lead and needing only two wins to advance, McIntyre and Ryan Elwood swept their singles matches to lift the Patriots to the 5-0 win. McIntyre is now 14-5 in singles play following a 6-0, 6-0 fifth singles win over Ihezue and Elwood is 8-3 after a 6-0, 6-0 sixth singles win.

Budd, Fagundes, Gomez and Joey Fischer were each leading their matches that went unfinished after McIntyre and Elwood’s wins.

UMHB finished its season with a 4-10 record.

Singles competition
1. Daniel Budd (UTT) vs. Scott Wilding (UMHB) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished
2. Arthur Fagundes (UTT) vs. Brendan Thompson (UMHB) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
3. Pablo Gomez (UTT) vs. Alex Mackellar (UMHB) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished
4. Joey Fischer (UTT) vs. Julian Dunmore (UMHB) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
5. Jose McIntyre (UTT) def. Bright Ihezue (UMHB) 6-0, 6-0
6. Ryan Elwood (UTT) def. Jake Boles (UMHB) 6-0, 6-0 
Doubles competition
1. Arthur Fagundes/Frankie Fischer (UTT) def. Scott Wilding/Brendan Thompson (UMHB) 9-8 (7-2)
2. Daniel Budd/Jose McIntyre (UTT) def. Julian Dunmore/Alex Mackellar (UMHB) 8-1
3. Pablo Gomez/Joey Fischer (UTT) def. Bright Ihezue/Jake Boles (UMHB) 8-1
Match Notes
Mary Hardin-Baylor 4-10
Texas-Tyler 15-9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,6)
Match 2 of 2016 ASC Men's Tennis Championship Tournament