Duo falls in quarters, rest of team off to TCU tournament

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The Longhorns’ doubles team opened Thursday with a win before falling in the quarterfinal round of the ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York.

The duo of junior Chris Camillone and sophomore David Holiner won their first round match by an 8-6 score over Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese of Tennessee, before losing 4-8 to Valdosta State’s Christian Hansen and Luis Loeffler.

The loss moves the tandem into the consolation bracket, which will start play today.

Camillone and Holiner earned a spot in the 20-team doubles draw of the tournament by defeating fellow teammates Ben Chen and Daniel Whitehead in the finals of the ITA Texas Regional Championships in College Station last month.

This tournament is the second of three national championship events on the collegiate tennis calendar. The ITA National Championships were held in Tulsa at the beginning of October and the NCAA Championships will wrap up the spring season next May.

The Longhorns will send the rest of the their team to Fort Worth to compete in the Southwest Shootout hosted by TCU this weekend.

Published on November 4, 2011 as: Pair still alive after defeat