TUCSON, Ariz. – In his first tournament as an Arizona Wildcat, sophomore Trevor James was crowned champion of his flight in the Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. on Sunday.
After dropping a close first set in a tiebreaker, James responded by winning the next two sets to defeat Nico Agritelley of Abilene Christian in comeback fashion, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3.
“I was very proud of the guys today,” said assistant coach Arron Spencer. “On the first day we talked about closing out better and today we won every single set we had a lead in. The guys fought hard and once they got a lead they never let go. I can’t ask for any more than that.”
Arizona came out on top in the other two singles matches as well. Junior Robin Chou defeated Northern Arizona’s Trevor Unger in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, and sophomore Matt Dun defeated Marc Westgate of New Mexico State in three, 6-7(4), 6-4, 1-0(9).
The Wildcats dropped their only doubles match played, as Chou and James were defeated by Rodrigo Almeida and Juan Pablo Fuentes of Western New Mexico, 8-5.
Junior Carlos Bermudez did not compete on the day, and recorded losses by default.
The Cats will return to action next weekend in the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., which runs Sept. 28 thru Oct. 4.
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Bermudez/Dunn (UA) def. Bensley/Wingord (ACU) 8-5
Chou/James (UA) def. Van Der Vyver/Jauregui (UNM) 8-7 (8-6)
Bermudez (UA) def. Pena (UTPB) 7-5, 6-2
James (UA) def. Damasio (WNM) 7-5, 6-2
Almeida (WNM) def. Chou (UA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Van Der Vyver (UNM) def. Dunn (UA) 6-3, 6-4
Jauregui (UNM) def. Bermudez (UA) 6-3, 6-1
James (UA) def. Tomasetti (UNM) 6-2, 6-4
Chou (UA) def. Locci (NAU) 6-2, 6-2
Dunn (UA def. Wingord (ACU) by default
Bermudez/Dunn (UA) def. Unger/Black (NAU) 8-7(5)
Westgate/Goldberg (NMSU) def. James/Chou (UA) 8-7(4)
Douglas/Manivannan (NMSU) def. Bermudez/Dunn (UA) 8-5
James/ Chou (UA) def. Damasio/Nunez (WNM) 8-3
Dunn (UA) def. Chou (UA) 3-6, 7-6(12-10), 6-3
Gesser (ACU) def. Bermudez (UA) retired
James (UA) def. Cunningham (UNM) 6-2, 7-6(6)
Almeida/Fuentes (WNM) def. Chou/James (UA) 8-5
Locci/Tomasetti (NAU) def. Bermudez/Dunn (UA) default
Dunn (UA) def. Westgate (NMSU) 6-7(4), 6-4, 1-0(9)
Chou (UA) def. Unger (NAU) 6-4, 7-5
James (UA) def. Agritelley (ACU) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3