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Men's Tennis Closes Fall Season With Victory

Men's Tennis Closes Fall Season With Victory

SHERMAN, Tex. - In the final competition of what has been a banner fall for the Men's Tennis Team, Austin College defeated the Eagles of Texas A&M University, Texarkana 7-2.

A rematch from earlier in the fall where the Kangaroos met the Eagles in Richardson as part of the UT-Dallas Invitational, several Kangaroos faced common opponents and earned victories the second time around.

Kenneth Hardy and Siddharth Kortikere teamed up against Hogan/van der Velden and dominated the Line 1 Doubles Tandem, 8-1.  Similarly, Hardy faced Hogan on the singles court and won in straight sets 7-6 (1), 6-1, reversing his three-set defeat from three weeks ago.

PJ Cabato clinched his first team victory with a decisive singles victory at Line 4, 6-1, 6-2.

Jeff Kubena and Safe Rahman closed out the night at Line 5 and 6 Singles with three set victories after dropping the first set.  Both matches went into "extra-innings" in the super-tiebreaker.

Rahman won 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-0 (12-10) after clubbing a forehand his opponent was unable to handle at the net, and Kubena grinded his way to a 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11) victory, coming all the way back from 5-9.

Austin College is off until Sunday, February 12th, 2016 when they will host the University of Texas-Dallas to open their 2017 Spring Season.


Austin College 7, TAMU-T 2

Elizabeth Russell Tennis Center

Sherman, TX




1. Kenneth Hardy (AC) def. Sammy Hogan (TAMU-T): 7-6 (1), 6-1

2. Tom van der Velden (TAMU-T) def. Siddharth Kortikere (AC): 6-4, 6-2

3. Josh Granberry (AC) def. Charlie Scott (TAMU-T): 6-3, 6-3

4. Pieter Jon Cabato (AC) def. Kendall Murray (TAMU-T): 6-1, 6-2

5. Safe Rahman (AC) def. Peyton Giles (TAMU-T): 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (13-11)

6. Jeff Kubena (AC) def. Adam White (TAMU-T): 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-0 (12-10)



1. Kortikere/Hardy (AC) def. Hogan/van der Velden (TAMU-T): 8-1

2. Glasscock/Granberry (AC) def. Murray/Scott (TAMU-T): 8-3

3. Giles/White (TAMU-T) def. Cabato/Fortune (AC): 8-5


Match Notes

Austin College: 1-0

TAMU-T: 0-1

Order of Finish: Doubles (1, 2, 3) Singles (3, 1, 2, 4*, 5, 6)