2008 BLUE GRAY TENNIS CLASSIC
at Lagoon Park
Montgomery, Alabama - March 13-16, 2008
The event began with a banquet at the Wyn Lakes Golf and Country Club (one of the sponsors) where each team is given a table pre-decorated with their team's flag. The banquet included Hall of Fame presentations for this year's inductees -- Andrew Burrow, a former NCAA singles champion who is now the Director of Tennis at the Montgomery Country Club, and Dani Leal, who played for Pepperdine and later Auburn-Montgomery, when he returned to school to get his degree, now the Director of Tennis for Wyn Lakes. The evening was filled with food, music, a slideshow of photos and (short) speeches before the players went off to stay with their "host families."
Tulsa University became the first school from Oklahoma to win the Blue Gray Classic. The Hurricanes also became the first team in the tournament's history to have three MVPs from the same school. Victor Kolik received the honor this year, joining past teammates Arnau Brugues and Alberto Sottocorno.
I hope to spend a lot more time at the 60th Annual Blue Gray Classic next year to watch 16 top college tennis teams show their best to Montgomery, Alabama.
Until Next Year,FINALS
Tulsa 4, Texas Tech 0
Arnau Brugues (Tulsa) defeated Bojan Szumanski (Texas Tech), 6-4,6-1
Ricardo Soriano (Tulsa) vs. Sinisa Markovic (Texas Tech), Did Not Finish
Victor Kolik (Tulsa) defeated Lenoir Ramos (Texas Tech), 6-2,6-1
Will Gray (Tulsa) vs. Ilya Babinciuc (Texas Tech), Did Not Finish
Alberto Sottocorno (Tulsa) defeated Christian Rojmar (Texas Tech), 7-5,6-3
Ross Cunningham (Tulsa) vs. Michael Breler (Texas Tech), Did Not Finish
Andy Connelly/Ross Cunningham (Tulsa) defeated Bojan Szumanski/Christian Rojmar (Texas Tech), 8-4
Arnau Brugues/Ricardo Soriano (Tulsa) defeated Michael Breler/Sinisa Markovic (Texas Tech), 8-3
Victor Kolik/Alberto Sottocorno (Tulsa) vs. Milos Kutudija/Illya Babinciuc (Texas Tech), Did Not Finish
Oklahoma State 4, Virginia Commonwealth 1
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