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Espinozas 3rd in men's tennis singles at National Championships

The Blue Raider men's and women's doubles and singles teams all finished in fifth place or higher

By Charles Balcom

SUMTER, SC - Edberg Espinoza took third place in the men's tennis singles tournament at the UTSA/ITA National Small College Championships on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Espinoza defeated Oscar Ornella of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 6-2, 6-0, to take third place in the final match for the Blue Raiders at the championships.

The victory sealed four, top-five finishes for Lindsey Wilson at the tournaments, including three, top-three finishes.

The third-place finish by Espinoza matches Alicia Rodriguez's third place on Friday in the women's single tournament.

Also on Friday, Rodriguez and partner Jessica King finished runner-up in the women's doubles bracket, falling 6-1, 6-3, 7-5, to top-seed Anastasyia Baranova and Kateryna Shkot of Oklahoma Baptist.

In the men's doubles competition, Espinoza and teammate Francisco Charters finished in fifth place.

This story was posted on 2014-10-11 16:47:01
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