Large turnout for ping pong tournament
With 20 students taking part in Cowley College’s ping pong tournament held Tuesday in the Game Room, Tiger men’s tennis players took down the competition.
Sophomore Sean Cobble finished first in the singles tournament, while Travis Truax placed second.
The championship match was back and forth all the way. Cobble pulled out the first set 21-17, and Truax pulled away late in the second set for a 21-15 win.
The decisive third set was a thriller. Cobble was up 19-14 before Truax closed to within one point at 19-18. Cobble then finished off the set and the victory by winning the last two points of the match. Cobble won $30 for first place, while Truax won $20 for second place.
Cobble then teamed with fellow Tiger tennis player Richard Filkuka to defeat the tandem of Truax and Boomer Saia in the championship match of the doubles tournament.
Cobble and Filkuka squeaked out the win of the first set by a score of 21-18, and the second set was even tighter. Late in the second set the team of Truax and Saia were up 18-17 before Cobble and Filkuka won four of the last five points to win the set and match. Cobble and Filkuka took home $10 each for first place, while Truax and Saia took home $5 each for second place.
Singles tournament participants: Mark Campbell, John Purvis, Sean Cobble, Alex Valley, Richard Filkuka, Travis Truax, Mark Butler, Willy Lucero, Joe Lauer, Mathew Slovacek, Boomer Saia, Diego Motivar, Cassie Powell, Ignacio Velez, Mauricio Morales, Nate Newland, Bruce Maytubby, and Charlee Wilson.
Doubles tournament participants: Cassie Powell/Alex Valley, Diego Motivar/Ignacio Velez, Kacie Schlegel/Brenna Krampf, Sean Cobble/Richard Filkuka, Willy Lucero/Mark Butler, and Travis Truax/Boomer Saia.