Xavier University Louisiana (XULA) Gold Rush sophomore Jacobi Bain and his doubles partner Nereo Suarez won the men’s doubles title at the National Intercollegiate Track and Field Association’s (NAIA) Gulf ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Regional Championship. I had to settle for the runner-up spot. His XULA Tennis Center for the weekend.
The number one seed duo lost to the team of number two seed Texas A&M-Texarkana’s Alejandro Oviedo and Mauricio Trevino Velasco.
The first set was won 6-1 by the Texas A&M duo, but the Bahamian college tennis player and his partner pushed in the second set, winning 6-4 and closing out their respective sets. I tied the score.
In the end they suffered losses of 6-1, 4-6, 10-7. Bain and Suarez will have to wait until he is considered a regular participant in his ITA Cup, which will take place October 13-16 in Rome, Georgia. Bain and former doubles partner Juan Ramirez won the overall bid a year ago after finishing second in his region.
Oviedo and Velasco won automatic bids to win the tournament on Sunday.
To advance to the finals, the Gold Rush duo defeated the Blue Mountain College (BMC) Toppers duo of Justin Van Amerongen and Rick Sakamoto, 8-1.
Bain was scheduled to enter the singles championship on Sunday as the fourth seed, facing teammate and third seed Matthew Strauss. Bane was ill, so Strauss took the walkover victory.
To reach the championship, Bain beat eighth seed Van Amerongen on Saturday to win in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
Bain went 20-7 in singles and 26-9 in doubles last season. He received the NAIA South Region Rookie Award for his efforts.
Sydney Clark, a junior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), was scheduled to compete in the Mercer Falls Classic in Macon, Georgia last weekend. That tournament was postponed due to the passage of Hurricane Ian. She gets a chance to participate in her Robin Tournament Samford Round this weekend in Homewood, Alabama.
Elana McKee and the Mars Hill Lions team were scheduled to face North Greenville College yesterday. The meeting has been postponed. McKee started the season last Wednesday. Her Lions beat Johnson C. Smith her college 7-0.
In singles, McKee beat Taylor Prophet 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, she and her doubles partner Amanda Kadiri edged out Prophet and Maikai La Ramos with her 7–6 win.
The Lions will return to play against Leeds McRae College on Saturday at the Hart Tennis Complex in Mars Hill, North Carolina.
https://thenassauguardian.com/bain-finishes-second-in-doubles/ Bain is second in doubles