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Cougars Win Three Flights at Invitational

Tristan Houle
Tristan Houle

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's tennis collected three flight victories Saturday as play concluded at the 2015 SIUE Fall Invitational.

Marten Jonsson was the big winner of the weekend, collecting victories in all three singles matches and all three doubles matches with Patrick Gaffigan.

"Marten getting off to a fast start this season is huge for us," said SIUE Head Coach Jason Coomer. "He definitely can see the work he put in over the summer, and that translated into success this weekend."

Tristan Houle was the winner at No. 6 singles with a 2-1 record. He defeated Saint Louis' Miguel Flores 3-6, 6-1, 10-7 early in the tournament. Flores was the other competitor in the flight to win two matches.

"Tristan showed me a lot this weekend," said Coomer. "He has a tremendous upside. Once he realizes it, he will reach a level he has not seen before in his game."

SIUE now has a sizeable break before its next event. The Cougars travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the ITA Regionals Oct. 15-18.

"Overall, I thought our team performed well from top to bottom," Coomer said. "I thought our doubles was as good this weekend as it has been since I have been here. There were no easy matches as we expected. We have a lot to leave here feeling positive about and are excited to get back on the court next week."

INDIVIDUAL Flight Winners

SINGLES

1. Marten Jonsson, SIUE

2. David Ferragut, Saint Louis

3. Andreas Boers, Illinois State

4. Christoffer Greve, Illinois State

5. (tie) Kevin Daun, Northern Illinois and Dylan Steffens, Illinois State

6. Tristan Houle, SIUE

7. Oscar Pashon, Saint Louis

DOUBLES

1. Marten Jonsson/Patrick Gaffigan, SIUE

2. Jakub Eisner/Egehan Sertkaya, Illinois State

3. Carlos Manzana/Simon Formont, Northern Illinois

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