by Chuck Pool (cpool@edu) -
Oscar Janglin and Eric Rutledge raced to a pair of wins on Sunday to win the consolation doubles at the 2017 ITA Texas Regional Championships at the Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station on Sunday.
The Rice tandem, who entered competition as the fifth seeds but dropped their opener, edged fourth seeds Joshua and Jonathan Sheehy of ACU, 8-5 in the semifinals and then dispatched of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Elliot Johnstone and Yehonatan Kaufman, 8-3 in the finals to close out the weekend with a 4-1 mark.
The Owls will wrap up their fall tournament schedule in two weeks when they compete in Lamar’s Ron Wesbrooks Invitational from November 3-5.
2017 ITA Texas Regional Championships presented by Oracle
Oscar Janglin / Eric Rutledge (Rice) def. Joshua Sheehy / Jonathan Sheehy (ACU), 8-5
Oscar Janglin / Eric Rutledge (Rice) def. Elliot Johnstone / Yehonatan Kaufman (UTRGV), 8-3