Trey Mallory has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men's tennis next season at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).
A 6-2 netter, Mallory is the youngest player to be selected to Bermuda's Davis Cup team and has played in eight matches for his country. He also owns four ITF doubles championships, with four runner-up finishes in singles.
"Mallory has a huge amount of international experience in the ITF's and Davis Cup," said Mait DuBois, UNCW's veteran head coach. "He was able to reach a fairly high world ranking without the benefit of getting his final year in the juniors.
"We were most impressed with Mallory after speaking with a number of his coaches. Everyone spoke very highly of his character, work ethic, and potential. We are extremely excited to have Mallory join us next fall."
Mallory is the top-ranked junior player in Bermuda and has reached an ITF world ranking of 492. On May 28th, 2018, Mallory became the youngest player from Bermuda to win a Davis Cup match and the first Davis Cup player to win on his debut.
Mallory will be the program's first player from Bermuda since 2000 and only the third overall. He joins Jonathan Ingham (1995-99) and James Collieson (1998-2000) as the only players from Bermuda to wear a Seahawk uniform.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Finnigan Helps St. Mary's Remain Undefeated
James Finnigan saw action for the first time as his St. Mary's Men's Tennis teammates are off to one of its best starts in recent program history.
The Rattlers defeated UT Permian Basin, 5-2, to move to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in Lone Star Conference play.
Finnigan was moved into the No. 6 position at the last minute, but un-phased, Finnagan cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Antonio Simo to give St. Mary’s a 2-1 match advantage.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Finnigan's St. Mary's Remain Undefeated on the Season
James Finnigan watched his St. Mary's Men's Tennis teammates move to 4-0 on the season as they took down Southwestern University, 5-2 at Rohrbach Tennis Stadium. Four of the six singles lines went to three sets, with two of them needing a tie-breaker to determine the winner.
It took just over 30 minutes for the Rattlers to sweep all three doubles matches from the Pirates.
Jeremiah Sanchez was the first to finish at the No. 1 singles line. Sanchez started slow but proved to be the better player, as the graduate student hit big shots when he needed them. Sanchez defeated Vesko Lekovic 6-4, 6-2.
Saisaurav Konakanchi picked up the second singles victory for St. Mary's at the No. 5 position. Konakanchi cruised to a 6-1 opening set victory before dropping the second, 6-3. The senior outlasted Steven Tibbetts in the third set, winning the tie-breaker.
Freshman Ryan Koth clinched the match for St. Mary's as he grinded out a victory in the No. 4 singles spot. Koth was the second-to-last match to finish on the night after he dropped the opening set, 6-4. The Boerne, Texas native won the next two sets, 6-4 and 6-4 to pick up the win.
At the No. 6 line, Hein picked up a 6-4 win in the opener before falling 7-5. The third set came down to a tie-breaker where Hein outlasted Carlos Esteban, winning the tie-break 7-5 to close out the night.