Men's Tennis

Magadan and Rodriguez down Baylor; advance to ITA Regional Finals

WACO, Texas – UTSA men's tennis doubles team of Alan Magadan and Sebastian Rodriguez has advanced to the finals of the ITA Regional Tournament after defeating the #14 doubles team in the country from Baylor University (6-4, 1-6, 1-0 [10-8]).
The Roadrunner tandem will face off against the third-ranked doubles team in the country tomorrow, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. The duo of Sander Jong and Lui Maxted from TCU will be standing in the way of UTSA and history.
Magadan and Rodriguez have already set Roadrunner history as the duo has gone the farthest of any UTSA doubles team ever in the ITA Regionals. The ITA Texas Regional is the biggest tournament of the fall where athletes from all Texas schools come to compete. The victory by Magadan and Rodriguez secures their appearance in the ITA National Championships that will take place in early November.
"I am not surprised by the way our guys been playing this tournament," said UTSA coach Sergey Avdeyev. "We saw their potential early in the fall. We've been practicing doubles a lot recently and found the right intensity that is helping this duo win big matches. With our semifinals win we've clinched a spot in the fall nationals so tomorrow's final may have less pressure."
Magadan and Rodriguez have been on a tear since beginning action in Waco last week. The two began their doubles action with a bye in the round of 64 before downing Isaac Arevalo and Franco Ribero of Texas Tech (87-73) on Friday morning. The pair were then next up at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, against Dylan Heap and Yasha Zemel of Rice. Rodriguez and Magadan made short work of the fellow C-USA pairing, winning 8-4.
Once in the quarterfinals, UTSA faced the #24 doubles team in the country from Texas A&M. Magadan and Rodriguez defeated Noah Schachter and Trey Hilderbrand 8-4 on Sunday morning to advance.
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