Jared Aiman and Jacob Eskeland picked up wins in singles to highlight action for the Owls on the first day of the Ron Wesbrooks Invitational at the Thompson Family Tennis Center on the campus of Lamar University on Friday.
Eskeland raced to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Adolfo Arroyo of Tyler JC while Aiman defeated Ricardo Correa, who was competing unattached, 6-2, 6-2.
The second day of competition will feature a two singles matches for each of the four members of the Rice men’s team who are competing this weekend (Mohamed Abdel-Aziz, Daniel Warren, Aiman and Eskeland).
Play begins at 9 a.m. with the second round of doubles, followed by singles rounds at 10 a.m. and 1:30.
Ron Wesbrooks Invitational
Flight One Singles
Jorge Martinez ( Tyler JC) def. Mohamed Abdel-Aziz (Rice) 6-1, 6-2
Flight Two Singles
Jacob Eskeland (Rice) def. Adolfo Arroyo (Tyler JC), 6-1, 6-2
Flight Three Singles
Daniel Warren (Rice) def. Aaron Westerlund ( Tyler JC), 6-2, 1-6, 11-9
Flight Four Singles
Jared Aiman (Rice) def. Ricardo Correa, 6-2, 6-2
Flight One Doubles
Hayen/Westerlund (Tyler JC) def. Abdel-Aziz/Eskeland (Rice) 7-5
Flight Two Doubles
Paton/Stepanov (Lamar) def. Aiman/Warren (Rice), 6-2