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Kangaroo Men's Doubles Duo Advances to Round of 16

Kangaroo Men's Doubles Duo Advances to Round of 16

SAN ANTONIO, Tx - The Doubles Duo of Cedric Ambulo/Josh Granberry accomplished a feat that has not happened for the 'Roos in Division III Program History.

The tandem advanced out of the Round of 16 in the Championship Doubles "A-Draw" with a win over UT-Tyler's Cunningham/McCarthy; the same team that beat out Kenneth Hardy/Erik Meendsen only a day earlier in the qualifying round.

The Kangaroo pairing was the only team out of 6 to eliminate a team from UT-Tyler in the first round, and one of only 6 teams to advance to the second round not named "Trinity" or "UT-Tyler."

Two rain delays washed out all of the "B-Doubles" and the remainder of "C-Singles" competitions, but all of the "A-Draw" and "A-Draw Consolation" matches were able to finish around the prolongments.

All four 'Roos in the "A-Draw" Round of 64 met their makers and were relegated to the back draw, but Josh Granberry had an epic match against a UT-Dallas opponent that included two tiebreakers.  The first set went to Granberry by way of a 12-point set tiebreaker, and the second set came a little easier to Ravula of UT-D 6-2.  But the match-decided super-tiebreaker was "must-see TV," ending in a grueling 14-12 decision in favor of the Comets.

Granberry and Hardy were both able to get wins in the consolation bracket, while Ambulo and Meendsen both fell to tough opponents from UT-Tyler.  Meendsen started to make a comeback by dictating the point against Jack Puckey, while Ambulo started out slow in the first set against Alex Free.

Ambulo would find his groove against the hard-hitting Patriot Tennis Player, but Free would play near perfect tennis in the match-deciding super tie-breaker.

When the dust settled, AC had played 4 match-deciding super-tiebreakers and 1 set tiebreaker on Day 2 out of 8 matches.

A Draw Doubles

R1 Cedric Ambulo/Josh Granberry (AC) def. Jake Cunningham/Cameron McCarthy (UTT) 8-4


A Draw Singles

R1 Cameron McCarthy (UTT) def. Kenneth Hardy (AC) 6-3, 6-1

R1 (9) Scott Wilding (UMHB) def. Cedric Ambulo (AC) 7-5, 6-1

R1 Josh Ramirez (SCH) def. Erik Meendsen (AC) 6-3, 6-4

R1 Hrudhay Ravula (UTD) def. Josh Granberry (AC) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 1-0 (12)


CR1 Kenneth Hardy (AC) def. Dayton Hancock (SCH) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (7)

CR1 Alex Free (UTT) def. Cedric Ambulo (AC) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (4)

CR1 Jack Puckey (UTT) def. Erik Meendsen (AC) 6-1, 6-4

CR1 Josh Granberry (AC) def. Sam McCready (SW) 6-2, 6-7 (2), 1-0 (7)


B Draw Singles

R1 Ryan Pearce (ETBU) def. Jeff Kubena (AC) 7-5, 7-6 (9)


C Draw Singles

R1 William Crouch (AC) def. Wesley Pryor (TLU) 6-1, 6-1

R1 Preston Glasscock (AC) def. Bryant Ford (OZ) 6-0, 6-0