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Aguilera advances to round of 16 in singles after first day of NJCAA Division I tourney

Oscar Aguilera/Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

(Tucson, AZ)  The Pima Community College men’s tennis team opened play in the NJCAA Division I National Championship on Monday at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center.

Freshman Oscar Aguilera provided Pima’s only victory of the day as he defeated Ken Herrmann from the College of Lake County (IL) 6-2, 6-0. He will advance to the round of 16 on Tuesday against No. 7 ranked Cristobal Quevedo from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (GA).

The No. 1 doubles duo of sophomores Chris McDaniels (Tanque Verde HS) and Beau Boyer (Cibola HS) rallied to force a third set but fell to Chris Lawrence and Isaac Santitto from East Central Community College (MS) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. McDaniels and Boyer will play Herrmann and Mike Sims from Lake County on Tuesday.


In singles play, McDaniels lost to Thomas Norwood from Harford Community College (MD) 6-3, 6-0. He will play Lawrence in the first round of the consolation bracket on Tuesday. Boyer dropped his No. 3 singles opening round match to John Edwards from Collin College (TX) 6-2, 6-1.

Freshman Edgar Franco (Cibola HS) fell in his No. 4 singles match to Ulises Barradas from Prairie State College (IL) 6-4, 6-1 while fellow freshman Darin Trejo (St. David HS) dropped his match at No. 5 singles to Juan Carlos Garrido from Collin College 6-1, 6-1.

Boyer, Franco and Trejo all received byes in their respected consolation brackets.

The No. 2 doubles team of Aguilera and Franco received a bye to the round of 16 where they will play Ethan Aycock and Nick Hester from Wallace State College (AL) in Tuesday’s play.

Courtesy of Pima Athletics

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