The 2019 ITF World Tennis Tour started their week long tournament Monday morning at the Hilton Tennis Courts, featuring players from 17 different countries. The opening ceremony commenced with singles and doubles matches running throughout the day.
The tournament runs all week long with the doubles finals wrapping up Saturday while the singles matches will final Sunday.
The featured double match was between local high school stars Camden Camacho and Mason Caldwell. Camacho was paired up with Australia’s Jake Delany while Caldwell shared the court with Korea’s Jack Son.
Camacho and Delany won the first set 6-4 and were facing a 5-4 deficit in the second set. Camacho and Delany would rally to defeat Caldwell and Son 7-6 to move on in the brackets.
The tournament run doesn’t quite end for Caldwell as he, and Camacho, begin their tourney singles run Wednesday morning.
Top seeded singles player Jordi Samper Montana from Spain was tested in his first round against Thailand’s Palaphoom Kovapitukted, being forced into a third set where he would eventually win 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
Caldwell (6) begins his singles run against Kento Takeuchi from Japan. Camacho will play Japan’s Soichiro Moritani in the first round.
Four of the six starters on the 2020 Middle School Volleyball Champion Untalan Wildcats met for the first time since winning a title together as the Tiyan Titans took on the Okkodo Bulldogs in the first game of the ISA Boys Volleyball Season. (#7 Samuel Carino, #9 Lance Mupas, #15 Nicholas Santos, #17 Nash Ericsson)
COMING SOON …
ISA Girls & Boys Volleyball
IIAAG Beach Volleyball
ISA/IIAAG Cross Country
Pro rugger Zach Pangelinan suffered a leg injury on his way to a try in the Houston SaberCats match vs. the L.A. Giltinis on Saturday in Major League Rugby action. The 32-year-old fullback in his fourth year with Houston is recovering and said he will be back on the pitch soon.
Free agency signing: Jamal Agnew joins the Jacksonville Jaguars on a reported 3-year, $21 million contract.
Roque Martinez will face off against Josh Parisian on June 19th!