TEXAS AT THE 2019
May 28, 2019
Another college season is in the books, with the University of Texas winning its first-ever National Championship on Sunday, May 19. However, UT wasn't the only Texas school to have success at the NCAAs. Here's a recap of the Texas schools and former Texas junior players who made it big at the NCAAs.
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- The University of Texas won its first DI National title, with two Texans on its roster: Nevin Arimilli of Austin and Colin Markes of Austin
- Alex Rybakov of TCU made the semifinals in men's singles
- Baylor and TCU made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, with TCU losing to eventual champion UT
- Stanford won the DI Women's National Championship, with Houston's Janice Shin winning the clinching fourth match. ADVERTISEMENT Shin is now 8-0 in her NCAA tournament career and was named to the all-tournament team in No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles
- Texas Tech's Felicity Maltby made it to the women's singles quarterfinals while former Texas junior Fernanda Contreras (Austin) of Vanderbilt made it to the Round of 16. Contreras is now the winningest player in Vanderbilt women's tennis history
- Doubles Champion Gabby Andrews of UCLA is a transfer of Tyler Junior College where she spent one year and was named an ITA All-American in singles and doubles
- Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls made the DII quarterfinals with four Texas juniors on its roster: Denney Norrie of Wichita Falls, Dillon Pineda of Allen, Quentin Scharfenberg of Lubbock and Ben Westwick of Houston
- Houston's Andrew Esses helped Emory University win the Division III Men's National Championship, the fifth in the school's history
- Jake Berber of Austin and No. 1 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps made it to the DIII Finals but fell to Emory 5-3
- Nate Eazor of Dallas made it to the DIII semifinals with Middlebury College
- Trinity University in San Antonio made the Round of 16, boasting four former Texas juniors on its roster: Wilson Hamilton of Austin, Jordan Pitts of Austin, Lars Wiik of Katy and Artur Zigman of Houston
- The University of Chicago made the DIII men's semifinals with two Austinites: Erik Kerrigan and Alejandro Rodriguez
- Wesleyan University (Conn.) won the Division III Women's National Championship with three Texans on its roster: Daniela Alvarez of Austin and sisters Kristina & Victoria Yu of New Braunfels. Victoria was team captain and made the singles quarterfinals, while the sisters teamed up to make the doubles quarterfinals
- Christina Watson of Houston went to the DIII semifinals with Emory and Emily Bian of Austin made the semifinals with Middlebury
- Tyler Junior College won the NJCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship, while the women's team finished runner-up. The men's team featured Texas juniors Alejandro Hayen of San Antonio and Rohit Patil of Katy. The women's team had one Texan, Maria Genovese of Southlake
Congrats to everyone! We tried to keep up with all the action but if we missed you, please message us and let us know so we can give you a shout out!