OK, so I have been invisible for a week or so. Truthfully, there wasn’t a whole lot to say as the individual events went off, but that’s no excuse.
As for the Division I individual events. No Texans really did too well, save for Conor Pollock (San Antonio) and his partner Austin Krajicek from Texas A&M. The duo reached the semifinals of the doubles. En route to the semis, they defeated the top-seeded team of Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of Virginia. This was a historic result for an Aggie team and they were named All-American for their achievement. They also finished #9 in the final ITA Rankings.
Of course there were several Baylor players who did well. Zuzana Zemenova reached the NCAA final before falling to Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech. Baylor’s Lenka Broosova reached the quarters before suffering her fate to McDowell as well.
Sanaz Marand (Katy) of North Carolina and Lauren Lui (Houston) of Northwestern reached the second round before falling. I know this was a disappointment for Sanaz, but both of the Texans should be proud and have nothing but bright skies ahead.
On the men’s side, Baylor’s Denes Lukacs fell to eventual champion Somdev Dewarman, 6-0, 6-7, 6-3, in the toughest match the Virginia star had all week. This just goes to prove that there is no way Lukacs was #2 behind Poerschke in any way, shape or form. I am not saying Poerschke is bad, he reached the round of 16 himself. He is just not their #1 player.
I am going to announce the TexasCollegeTennis.com All-Texas Team next week and will recap all of the final rankings so stay tuned. The TexasCollegeTennis.com All-Texas Team will be comprised of all Texas players who played their junior tennis in the state.