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OBU Netters Have Strong Collin County Showing

October 11, 2004

Jared Haley, in the first flight of men's singles, dusted Daniel Quinones of Temple, 6-0, 6-3, and then lost to Temple's Aiden Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-0, in the quarterfinals. Steve Bajema lost his first round match to Sergi Martin, 6-3, 6-2, and lost to Tim Armstrong of Dallas Baptist, 8-5, in consolations.

In the second flight, Curtis Schube defeated LeTourneau's Zac Dodson, 6-0, 6-1, but lost in the quarterfinals to Colter Williams of Temple, 6-4, 6-4. Tyson Allard lost in the opening round to Matt Hoover, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), but rebounded with a win over Steven Moore of Austin College, 8-1. His consolation semifinal match was rained out.

In Men's Singles Flight 3, Eric Scroggins advanced to the semifinals with wins over Jim Albright of LeTourneau, 6-0, 6-1, and Omar Saenz of Austin, 6-7 (7-0), 6-2, 10-5. Justin Wesselhoft lost to Jason Kirsch of Collin County in the first round, 6-3, 6-1, and then bounced back for a win over Tyler Bates of Dallas Baptist, 8-2.

In Men's Singles Flight 4, Caleb Potter beat Jonathan Conyers of Texas-Dallas, 6-7 (4-7) 6-4, 10-5, before losing in the quarterfinals to Chris Rupe of Seminole State, 6-4, 6-2.

In Men's Flight 1 Doubles, Bajema and Haley, as well as Allard and Scroggins, bowed out in the quarterfinals. Bajema-Haley beat Tim Armstrong and Kerry Koppa of DBU, 9-8 (8-6), before losing to the unattached team of Ivan Cabballero and Sergi Martin, 8-5. Allard-Scroggins beat Rupe-Anthony Zafris of Seminole State, 9-8 (7-4), but lost to Fitzgerald-White of Temple, 8-1.

Schube-Wesselhoft cruised to the Flight 2 semifinals with 8-0 wins over Joshua Glaser-Colby Nichols of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Jennings-Russell of DBU.

In the women's first flight singles, Kerri McNutt and Lauren White both reached the consolation quarterfinals before the rainout. McNutt lost to Heather Fuller of NCTC, 6-1, 6-1, and had a bye in the first round of consolation. White lost to Iliana Petrova of NCTC and then beat Billie Blocker of Southeastern Oklahoma State, 8-5.

Ashley Jerige won her Flight 2 opener against Austin's Nicole Gutierrez, 6-4, 6-1, before losing in the quarterfinals to Collin County's Monica Barone.

In Flight 3, Kim Daniel lost to Alecia Jenkins of Collin County, 6-0, 6-0, and Sarah Carroll of LeTourneau, 8-2.

In Flight 4, Christa Tjeerdsma and Haley Howard both reached the semifinals. Tjeerdsma stopped Valerie Emmett of AC, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-4, and then upset fifth-seed Samantha Clayton of Collin County, 6-3, 5-7, 10-7. Howard topped Kacie Potts of Seminole State, 6-2, 6-1, and Southeastern's Brandie Dixon, 7-5, 6-1.

In first flight doubles, McNutt and White lost to Fuller-Petrova of NCTC, 8-1, before bouncing back for an 8-5 win over April Beaumont and Jenna Newton of Southeastern.

Daniel-Jerige and Howard-Tjeerdsma both lost their only matches of the tournament in No. 2 doubles. Daniel-Jerige lost to Ashley Beaumont and Theresa Northam of Southeastern, 9-7, and Howard-Tjeerdsma lost to Brandie Dixon and Kelly Langford of Southeastern, 8-5.