No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast picked up three wins on the first day of the NJCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship on Monday in Tucson, Ariz.
"We had some closes matches and it was a tough draw," Gulf Coast coach Gary Bourgeois said. "I feel optimistic now because we've got six points. Last year we only had two and made a good run."
Vos won his No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-1 over Moraine's Nick Karczynski. He'll play third-seeded Toru Horie from ASA Miami at 9 a.m. Central.
Roth beat Moraine's Davis Souza 6-0, 6-1 in No. 4 singles, and he'll face Valter Oshiro, the fourth-seed, from Cowley at 11:30.
Fontaine bested Lake County's Brian Szramek 6-4, 6-3 to advance and play Cowley's Killian Dagneaux at 11:30.
The Bulldogs lost three singles matches and all three doubles matches. Those spots will now play in the consolation bracket either Tuesday or Wednesday.
"We've got some winnable matches now, so now we make a run toward the consolation finals," Bourgeois said. "We've seen the enemy now, and we know what we're up against. Hopefully we can regroup tomorrow and put some W's on the board and move forward."
NJCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship
Monday's schedule (All times Central)
No. 1 singles: Austin Vos (MGCCC) def. Nick Karczynski (Moraine), 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 singles: Ethan Aycock (Wallace) def. Cole Wagner (MGCCC), 7-5, 6-1
No. 3 singles: Nick Hester (Wallace) def. Evan Chubb (MGCCC), 6-1, 2-2 (WD)
No. 4 singles: Patrick Roth (MGCCC) def. Davis Souza (Moraine), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 singles: Wesley Fontaine (MGCCC) def. Brian Szramek (Lake County), 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 singles: Jaime Sion (USC Sumter) def. Anthony Schloegel (MGCCC), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Round of 16
No. 1 singles: Austin Vos (MGCCC) vs. (3) Toru Horie (ASA), 9 a.m.
No. 4 singles: Patrick Roth (MGCCC) vs. (4) Valter Oshiro (Cowley), 11:30 a.m.
No. 5 singles: Wesley Fontaine (MGCCC) vs. Killian Dagneaux (Cowley), 11:30 a.m.
No. 2 singles: Cole Wagoner (MGCCC) vs. Leonardo Zacheta (USC Sumter), 9 a.m.
No. 3 singles: Evan Chubb (MGCCC) vs. Alex Probst (Kaskaskia), 8 a.m.
No. 6 singles: Anthony Schloegel (MGCCC) vs. Gurnoor Virdi (Lake County, 9:30 a.m.
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