PREVIEW: @patriotstennis to host ASC tournament
UT Tyler sophomore Arthur Fagundes is ranked No. 9 in the nation and owns a 12-1 record in the spring season entering the postseason.
UT Tyler sophomore Arthur Fagundes is ranked No. 9 in the nation and owns a 12-1 record in the spring season entering the postseason.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
by Wes Bloomquist ||

TYLER – The No. 23-ranked UT Tyler Patriots will host the American Southwest Conference Men’s Tennis Championship from Thursday-Saturday at the Summers Tennis Center looking for their fourth straight and ninth overall ASC title in program history.

The Patriots went 16-6 in the regular season and won the ASC East Division with a 4-0 conference record and will open the tournament against Concordia at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the fourth and final match of the day. The winner advances to the semifinals on Friday and the championship match is scheduled to be played at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

UT Tyler is ranked No. 6 in the ITA West Region entering the ASC tournament and is 8-0 at the Summers Tennis Center. Arthur Fagundes is 12-1 in the spring season and ranked No. 9 nationally in singles play and is ranked No. 2 in the West Region. Daniel Rodriguez leads the team with a 14-3 record in his freshman season, while Gabriel Hidalgo is 7-1, Joey Fischer is 8-4 and Jose McIntyre is 11-4 in singles play. Ryan Elwood is 7-0 and Jake Cunningham 6-0 in their senior seasons.

In doubles, Fischer and Pablo Gomez have teamed up to post a 14-4 record this spring. They are 12-4 in second doubles play to lead the Patriots. Fischer and Gomez are ranked No. 13 in the West Region, while Fagundes/McIntyre are ranked No. 10 in the region.

The ASC champion will earn the ASC automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships.

Hosted by the University of Texas at Tyler | Tyler, Texas
May 4-6, 2017 | Summers Tennis Center  |  Free Admission
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TOURNAMENT HISTORY  | ASC Players of the Week  | ITA National Rankings  | ITA West Region Rankings

 Quarterfinals | Thursday, May 4 

M1: East Texas Baptist (#2 East ) vs. Hardin-Simmons (#3 West), 9:00 a.m.
M2: UT Dallas (#1 West) vs. Ozarks (#4 East), 11:30 a.m.
M3: Mary Hardin-Baylor (#2 West) vs. LeTourneau (#3 East), 2:00 p.m.
M4: UT Tyler (#1 East) vs. Concordia Texas (#4 West), 4:30 p.m.

Semifinals | Friday, May 5
M5: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2, TBA (10:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.)
M6: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, TBA (10:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.)
Championship Final | Saturday, May 6
M7: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 11:00 a.m.

East Division
UT Tyler 4-0 1.000 16-6 0.727 W2
East Texas Baptist 3-1 0.750 7-10-1 0.417 W1
LeTourneau 2-2 0.500 6-11 0.353 W1
Univ. of Ozarks 1-3 0.250 6-12 0.333 L2
Belhaven # 0-0 0.000 12-8 0.600 L1
Louisiana College 0-4 0.000 1-9 0.100 L3
West Division
UT Dallas 6-0 1.000 11-3 0.786 W6
Mary Hardin-Baylor 5-1 0.833 9-4 0.692 W4
Hardin-Simmons 4-2 0.667 9-11 0.450 L2
McMurry % 3-3 0.500 6-14 0.300 L3
Concordia Texas 2-4 0.333 4-12 0.250 L2
Sul Ross State 1-5 0.167 1-13 0.071 W1
Howard Payne 0-6 0.000 0-15 0.000 L15

# Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship/NCAA Tournament (Div. III Provisional)
% Ineligible for 2017 ASC Championship/NCAA Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying)

Campus Map (With Parking):
- Class will be in session during the week.  
- Handicap parking available.


Spectator Policies and Guidelines

ADA Accommodations: Trained guide dogs, signal dogs, or "service animals" are permitted inside athletic venues.

Bag Search: All bags are subject to search upon entry and within athletic venues.

Banners and Signs: Please note:

  • Signs cannot be hung on any surface;
  • Signs cannot obstruct another guest's view;
  • Signs cannot cover existing advertising or signage;
  • Signs must be in good taste;
  • Signs may not be commercial or political in nature;
  • Signs may not be constructed of wood or metal material.

Bottles and Cans: It is prohibited to enter athletic venues with glass bottles or cans. A search may be conducted at the gates to assist in maintaining an absence of these and other prohibited items from entering the stadium.

Cameras/Video Recorders: Hand-held still camera photography is permitted at games for noncommercial personal photography. The use of tripods or video photography of any type is not permitted.

Cellular Phones: Usage of cellular phones is allowed, so long as it does not disturb other fans in the area or interfere with their ability to enjoy the game.

Concession Stands: UT Tyler provides a wide range of food and beverage items for sale at athletic events.

Coolers: Coolers are not allowed inside athletic venues.

Ejection: Law enforcement and game management personnel reserve the right to eject any person whose behavior is unruly or illegal in nature. Game tickets will be collected from those fans without refund and the guest will be escorted from the venue.

First Aid: First aid is available during all events by contact game management personnel.

Lost and Found: Lost and found articles should be taken to the nearest game management staff member. After an event, all found articles will be taken to the athletic department offices. Call (903) 566-7105 for information following an event.

Lost Children/Parents: All lost children should be escorted to the nearest law enforcement and game management staff member. Lost children will then be escorted to the nearest security center. Lost parents should follow the same procedure.

Paging: Paging is permitted in case of medial emergencies only. If a medical emergency arises, contact the game management personnel.

Prohibited and Restricted Items

  • Alcohol; Bottles and Cans; Illegal Drugs; Confetti; Firearms and Weapons; Fireworks; Animals; Horns, whistles, noise makers; Signs, flags, and sticks; Umbrellas; Laser pointers; Food and beverages of any kind; Any container other than soft-sided purses, camera bags, fanny/back packs, and diaper bags less than 12" by 12" by 12"; Any item deemed to be a safety or security hazard.

Radios/Televisions: Radios and televisions are permitted so long as they do not disturb others seated nearby.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located at all venues.

Stadium Emergencies: In the event of a serious emergency, game management staff, law enforcement and fire personnel are available to assist all patrons, including those with disabilities.


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