The Southwestern College men’s and women’s tennis teams turned in a stellar effort last weekend at the KCAC Championships at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Complex.
The Moundbuilders took home a top-three finish in five of six singles flights, as well as a placement in all three doubles flights in men’s play. The Lady Builders took home a top-three finish in all six singles flights, as well as a second-place mark in all three doubles brackets.
Junior Marcelo Mann won at No. 6 singles.
Junior David Moral-Tebar finished his tough fight through No. 1 singles with a win to take home third place. Sophomore Benjamin Erdmann, senior Santiago Bracco and sophomore David Cruz all made it to the title match in 3 through 5 singles before settling for second place.
Both Erdmann and Cruz took their opponent to three sets in the championship.
Moral-Tebar teamed with freshman Sergio Vera to place third in No. 1 doubles.
Both Nos. 2 (Bracco and senior Javier Contreras) and 3 (Erdmann and senior Sheldon Hawthorne) doubles tandems made it to the championship before falling.
Freshman Caroline Henry and sophomore Emily Burk captured titles for the Lady Builders in Nos. 5 and 6 singles.
The other four Lady Builders competing in singles — freshman Mariana Ochoa, sophomores Catherine Coe and Jasmin Hauska, and junior Alexa Powers — all made it to the championship match, settling for second.
All three doubles tandems also reached the title match.
Coe and Ochoa finished second at No. 1 doubles, Powers and Henry were runners-up at No. 2. Hauska teamed with sophomore Tiny Pham to finish second at No. 3.
The Builders wrap up the fall schedule beginning Friday at the three-day ITA Regional Championships on their home courts.