FORT MYERS, FL (October 13) - Marco Carvajal of Oklahoma Baptist University and Fausthy Pietersz of Tyler Junior College were named the winners of the 2013 James O'Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Awards, presented by Rolex Watch, USA, at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.
Oklahoma Baptist started the USTA/ITA Small College National Championships with a pair of men's wins and women's losses Thursday.
Marco Carvajal sent Zinelabidine Jouini of Auburn-Montgomery to the losers bracket with a 7-6, 6-2 victory. Carvajal faces Nicolas Pinones-Haltenhof, also of AUM, in the semifinals Friday at 11 a.m. (Eastern).
Four Oklahoma Baptist tennis players start action Thursday in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday morning.
Marco Carvajal takes the court first for OBU. He is the third seed in the men's singles draw and battles Zinelabidine Jouini of Auburn-Montgomery at 8:30 a.m. (Central). Men's singles continue at 10 a.m., Friday, and concludes with a 7 a.m. championship match. Deni Zmak of Embry-Riddle is the top seed in the draw.
Oklahoma Baptist made it a clean sweep of USTA/ITA Regional titles in Omaha Sunday, taking all four championship matches.
Marco Carvajal got it started Sunday with a 6-0, 6-1, win in men's singles over McPherson's Rafael Bulnes to finish the weekend at 5-0.