Brendan Maloney
Men's Tennis

Pinho named AAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas – Becoming the first UTSA men’s tennis player to earn weekly American Athletic Conference honors in the Roadrunners’ first year in the conference, Tomás Pinho was named the AAC’s Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for his role in helping UTSA to a 2-1 week with victories over UT Rio Grande Valley and Utah.

A redshirt sophomore from Oporto, Portugal, Pinho went 2-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles, including a 7-6 (5) win against the nation’s No. 3-ranked doubles tandem, fourth-ranked Texas’ Eliot Spizzirri and Cleeve Harper – registering one of the highest-ranked victories in program history. Pinho recorded straight-set singles victories in wins against UTRGV (6-3, 6-3) and Utah (6-2, 6-4), while his only singles setback came against a top-50 opponent from No. 4 Texas. Alongside partner Alan Magadan, his doubles ledger included a win over Utah’s top pair (6-2) and the 7-6 (5) victory at the No. 1 position to clinch the doubles point against the Longhorns’ lead tandem, who entered ITA Kickoff Weekend ranked No. 3 in the national ITA standings as a team.

With the weekend at the ITA Kickoff in the books, Pinho and the Roadrunners will head west, starting the week with another neutral-site meeting against Utah in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 3, then moving on to face hosting Denver on Sunday, Feb. 4. Both matches are set to be played at Denver Tennis Park.


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