After a solid start to the first tournament of their fall season, the Thunderbird tennis team finished up play at the Bank of Commerce Fall Tournament this weekend.
After adding a lot of new talent to their roster over the off season, this first tournament of the year was an exciting way to display that new potential.
Head coach, Sadhaf Pervez, was positive of the outcome, but recognized there is still work to be done.
“We made our presence felt at this tournament. We are stepping towards the right direction. We need better composure when things don’t go our way,” said Pervez.
Southern Utah had standout players from singles and doubles at the tournament.
Connor Tordoff won a quality match 6-2 7-5 against Peter Shin of the University of Idaho to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Jonathan Morales also worked his way through consolation to make it to the semifinals of the back draw.
In doubles, Southern Utah really made their presence known. Two different Thunderbird doubles teams won at least two matches in the doubles draw.
Tordoff and Morales paired off and reached the quarterfinals of the main draw by narrowly winning a tight first-round match 8-7 (7-4) and flying through their second round match 8-2.
The combo of Guy Feigin and Jose Ortega made it to the semifinals of the back draw after falling in their first match.
The Thunderbirds will next be taking the court for the ITA Regional Regional Tournament hosted at Brigham Young University. The event will be held through October 18th to October 21st.
SUU Athletic Strategic Communications