CLAREMONT, Calif. –
Senior Dustin Phillips (Houston, Texas) of The University of Texas at
Tyler men’s tennis team fell to Charlie Cutler of Washington-St. Louis,
6-2, 6-2, in the first round of singles competition at the 2009 NCAA
Division III Men’s Tennis National Individual Championships on Friday at
the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont.
in the day, Dan LaFountaine and Nate Fox of Grinnell rallied from one
set down to eliminate Phillips and his partner, junior David Ashlock
(Arlington, Texas), from the doubles competition, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1.
ends his season with a record of 25-5 in singles competition and, with
Ashlock, a record of 20-6 in doubles action.
concludes his UT Tyler career with an outstanding singles record of
45-11 and will end his partnership with Ashlock having amassed an
equally impressive 35-9 record.
appearance marks the second straight season that Phillips has competed
in the singles tournament and that Phillips and Ashlock have competed in
the doubles event.
National Individual Championship field is comprised of the top 32
singles players and top 16 doubles teams in all of Division III.