Tigers, Builders compete at Tiger/Jinx

Cowley College sophomore Ane Ibarra serves as fellow sophomore Andrea Rodriguez gets set Saturday at the Tiger/Jinx Tournament at the Louderback Family Tennis Center.

Both the Cowley College and Southwestern College men’s and women’s tennis teams competed at home Saturday and Sunday on a beautiful weekend for tennis.

Sort of.

The annual Tiger/Jinx Tournament saw the men compete at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center in Winfield, while the women battled it out at the Louderback Family Tennis Center in Arkansas City.

“Overall, I was pleased with how all of our players performed over the weekend,” Cowley coach Manuel Raga said. “We had some great results in both the men’s and women’s teams and I am looking forward to watch them compete again.”

Cowley’s Aymeric Bruno captured the title in the men’s singles “A” draw, while teammate Andrea Rodriguez won the women’s singles “A” draw. Rodriguez and Ane Ibarra took the women’s doubles “A” draw.

Enzo Frequelin won the men’s “B” draw, and teamed with Ugo Fiorito to take the doubles “B” draw. Former Arkansas City High School standouts Patrick McGee and Colby Klotz were victorious in the men’s “C” draw for the Tigers.

Southwestern’s Tiny Phan and Jasmin Hauska took home the title in the women’s “B” draw. Former Winfield High standout Meganne Nihart teamed with Emily Burk to place third in that draw.

Phan was runner-up in the women’s “C” draw, while Burk placed third.

Mariana Ochoa finished fourth in the women’s “A” draw for the Lady Builders, the highest finish for an NAIA player.

Santiago Bracco and Javier Contreras were runners-up in the men’s “B” draw for Southwestern. Vicente Tricio and Charles Mathes placed second in the “C” draw, while teammates Abel Navarrete and Henry Meier were third.

Navarrete and Marcus Rodriguez finished second and third, respectively, in the singles “E” draw. Tricio was runner-up in the men’s “D” draw, just ahead of teammate Courtney Holmes.

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