The NCAA championships are or shortly will be under way in all of the college spring sports, including tennis. In the NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens, Ga., five singles players and three doubles teams from the big 12 have advanced to the round of 16.â†µ
Gonzalo Escobar of Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma’s Costin Paval, the Big 12 Player of the Year, in straight sets to move into the Sweet 16. Other Big 12 singles winners who advanced on Thursday were all women: Baylor’s Nina Secerbegovic, Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State, Christina Sanchez-Quintanar of Texas A&M and Aeriel Ellis of Texas.â†µ
Oklahoma’s doubles team of Paval and Dane Webb moved on to the round of 16 with a victory over a doubles team from Penn State. The Texas Tech men’s doubles team of Escobar and partner Raony Carvalho aslo won their match on Thursday over Tennessee.â†µ
On the women’s side in doubles, Baylor’s Secerbegovic and her partner, Ema Burgic, defeated the top-seeded team from Florida in straight sets.