SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 13, 2021) - The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's tennis team finished the St. Mary's Invite at Annemarie Tennis Center with multiple victories on Saturday. The St. Mary's Invite included NCAA D3 Howard Payne University (HPU), Texas Lutheran University (TLU), Trinity University (TU), Schreiner University (SU) and Southwestern University (SWU). St. Mary's University (StMU) was the lone NCAA D2 program. The tournament ran from Sept. 10-11.
Head Coach Sal Castillo commented, "This is a psychically demanding event even for those used to the Texas heat. The competition as always is very good, so that makes conditions even more demanding. That being said, it was no surprise that most of the team had to consider the opponent and the conditions. I was very pleased with the overall performance of the team. There were some extremely gutsy performances in singles by veterans Caio Ravagnani and Murilo Salviato and in doubles by newcomers Johan Favelin and Gabrijel Kajic. Mental toughness is something they all demonstrated by winning tiebreakers in the final set and a close back-and-forth battle in doubles. This event should give the Saints a lot of confidence for the rest of the year."
The singles tournament was comprised of 10 separate draws (Flight A-J). The doubles tournament included five draws (Flight A-E). The Saints won two doubles and five singles consolation brackets. Caio Ravagnani was victorious in all three of his singles matches to claim the Flight C main draw bracket title.
Results from Saturday are listed below:
Main Draw Singles
|Caio Ravagnani||A. Borovik (SWU)||Semifinals||6-4, 6-2||Won||Flight C|
|Caio Ravagnani||A. Soler (StMU)||Final||6-2, 4-6, (10-6)||Won (Flight C Champion)||Flight C|
|Gabrijel Kajic||C. Goldstein (TU)||Semifinals||2-6, 0-6||Loss||Flight D|
|Michael Canales||C. Whittington||Semifinals||1-6, 0-6||Loss||Flight F|
|Julian Martinez||J. Faryniarz (StMU)||Semifinals||1-6, 0-6||Loss||Flight I|
Consolation Draw Singles
|Murilo Salviato||M. Stephenson (TLU)||Semifinals||6-0, 6-1||Won||Flight A|
|Murilo Salviato||C. Kirk (SU)||Final||2-6, 6-4, (10-8)||Won (Flight A Consolation Champion)||Flight A|
|Johan Favelin||R. Schulte (TLU)||Semifinals||6-1, 5-0 (ret. inj)||Won|
|Johan Favelin||L. Knight (HPU)||Finals||6-3, 6-1||Won (Flight B Consolation Champion)||Flight B|
|Vinicius Silva||N. Rios (TLU)||Semifinals||6-0, 6-1||Won||Flight D|
|Vinicius Silva||M. Gallinar (SU)||Finals||6-2, 6-0||Won (Flight D Consolation Champion)||Flight D|
|Malachi Farley||G. Barragan (SU)||Semifinals||6-1, 6-2||Won||Flight G|
|Malachi Farley||M. Schecter (SU)||Finals||6-4, 6-4||Won (Flight G Consolation Champion)||Flight G|
|Aaron Arrezola||A. Salinas (TLU)||Semifinals||6-4, 6-2||Won||Flight H|
|Aaron Arrezola||Sebastian Rodriguez (OLLU)||Finals||1-6, 1-6||Loss||Flight H|
|Sebastian Rodriguez||J. Alvarez (TLU)||Semifinals||6-0, 6-0||Won||Flight H|
|Sebastian Rodriguez||Aaron Arrezola (OLLU)||Finals||6-1, 6-1||Won (Flight H Consolation Champion)||Flight H|
Consolation Draw Doubles
|Sebastian Rodriguez/Aaron Arrezola||D. Weaver/J. Alvarez (TLU)||Semifinals||Ret. (inj.)||Loss||Flight D|
|Gabrijel Kajic/Johan Favelin||Q. Robertson/G. Barragan (SU)||Semifinals||Def. (ns)||Won||Flight C|
|Gabrijel Kajic/Johan Favelin||C. Fernandez/L. Ferree (HPU)||Finals||6-4||Won (Flight C Consolation Champion)||Flight C|
|Vinicius Silva/Malachi Farley||N. Rios/S. Carandang (TLU)||Semifinals||6-1||Won||Flight B|
|Vinicius Silva/Malachi Farley||A. Cervantes/M. Gallinar (SU)||Finals||6-2||Won (Flight B Consolation Champion)||Flight B|
|Caio Ravagnani/Murilo Salviato||C. Goldstein/A. Azzalini (TU)||Semifinals||Def. (ns)||Won||Flight A|
|Caio Ravagnani/Murilo Salviato||O. Irdoja/C. Nguyen (StMU)||Finals||3-6||Loss||Flight A|
Full results from both days can be found here: https://bit.ly/3EdDyvO.