TCU Men's Tennis At Midland Invitational
Oct. 21, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas - Toni Gordon and Pepe Mendoza traveled to Midland, Texas for the 2002 Midland Raquet Club Collegiate Invitational Oct. 18-20. The Field of teams included UCLA, USC, Stanford, Pepperdine, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, UNC, Texas Tech and Illinois.
Senior Toni Gordon made it to the finals where he competed against Sam Warburg of Stanford, who defeated Gordon 6-7; 6-3; 6-1.
Assistant Coach Cory Hubbard says of the tournament, "This draw was very tough and had six of the top 10 teams in the country represented, so for Toni to make it to the finals was very impressive. He beat a lot of quality opponents and racked up some good wins, but unfortunately he ran out of gas in the finals playing his 12th set in two days."
Pepe Mendoza was defeated in the first round by Radek Nijaki of Texas Tech 6-2; 6-1.
Saturday Quarterfinals: 1) Toni Gordon d. Alberto Francis (UCLA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Sunday Semifinals Toni Gordon d. Ante Matejivec (Texas A&M) 6-3, 6-7, 7-6
Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. Toni Gordon 6-7, 6-3, 6-1